Liverpool university planning new development

Vania Goncalves 20 Oct 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Liverpool International College (LIC) has unveiled plans for a new ‘live-learn’ facility at the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool.

The 12-storey tower will include 4,180sq m of modern teaching and learning space, 260 beds, a café and study and social areas.

The new facility will be located in the new Knowledge Quarter Liverpool — a 450-acre urban innovation district — in the intersection between Grove Street and Smithdown Lane.

Leelee Yates, LIC’s director, said: “With the College growing and requiring more space and the University needing to increase its use of the building, this was the right time for us to develop our own purpose-built facility.

“Students are increasingly demanding when it comes to student experience, and this new facility will allow us to continue to attract the very best students from around the world to the city.”

A planning application for the project will be submitted next month. If it gets approved, the new tower will be the first building to be erected on the Paddington Village — Liverpool Council’s £2bn expansion to the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter, which will also include a new Northern home for the Royal College of Physicians.

The mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “I’m delighted that Kaplan International is investing in Paddington Village. This is exactly the type of scheme and collaboration that will ensure Paddington Village establishes itself as a world-leading hub for innovation. With The Royal College of Physicians already on board and more deals in the pipeline, this is another huge vote of confidence in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.’’

The tower is expected to open in 2019.

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