Construction starts on 310 Liverpool flats
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Eyeing a June 2025 completion date, Sourced Development Group has begun enabling works on its Scholar’s Court apartment complex between Blackstock Street and Paul Street.
Scholar’s Court was formerly known as Kingsway Square. Caro Developments came up with the initial scheme, securing planning permission for 452 apartments in 2020. Falconer Chester Hall was the architect at that point.
When Sourced acquired the project soon after, the company brought in JDA to refresh the design and trim the number of homes from 452 to 392, and then to the current figure of 310. When asked why the scheme had decreased the number of flats so much, a Sourced spokesperson said it was as a result of Liverpool City Council’s adopted local plan.
The 310 luxury apartments will be placed across four buildings on the plot. Boasting a £70m gross development value, the project will also include gardens, parking facilities, and secure cycle storage for residents.
Scholars Court enabling works Sourced Development Group p This Generation
Enabling works will take six weeks to complete, according to Sourced. Credit: via This Generation
Sourced has recruited Newry Construction to conduct the enabling works, which are estimated to take six weeks to complete.
After that, Sourced Construction Group will be the project’s main contractor. The company estimates that more than 250 jobs will be created during Scholar’s Court’s construction period.
“This is going to be a game-changing development by Sourced Development Group,” said Joanne Waller, managing director of Sourced.
“We have worked meticulously with our architects, planners and wider professional team to design a scheme which Liverpool can be proud of,” she continued.
“Scholar’s Court will blend an exciting mix of urban and premium living whilst recognising the part it is playing in bringing to life a strategic site on the edge of the city centre.”
Scholars Court at day CGI Sourced Development Group p This Generation
When complete, Scholar’s Court will offer 310 apartments. Credit: via This Generation
Scholar’s Court sits close to another Sourced project – the £100m Westminster Park, the first phase of which completed earlier this year. The phase of the 614-flat scheme finished three months ahead of schedule. Both Westminster Park and Scholar’s Court sit within the area covered by Liverpool City Council’s Pumpfields Development Framework.
“We are immensely proud to change the landscape in one of Liverpool’s key regeneration zones and provide much-needed, quality homes for the community,” Waller said.