Plans for a new live-learn facility for Liverpool International College (LIC), the first building with planning permission for the Knowledge Quarter's £1bn Paddington Village site, have secured approval.
The new 13-storey, 4,366 sq m facility will feature academic, residential and administrative space with a three-storey atrium.
The project will also include the construction of 259-beds for students in a mix of cluster and studio apartments, as well as a café, a knowledge hub, study booths, and social area with game and study zones. It will provide a ‘home away from home’ for the international students.
LIC director Leelee Yates said: “We are delighted the plans for our own purpose-built facility have been approved. With the Knowledge Quarter becoming established as a world-leading hub for innovation, our new location will offer our students exciting opportunities and convenient access to University facilities.”
The facility is expected to open in January 2019.
LIC operates through a partnership between the University of Liverpool and Kaplan. The college recruits and prepares international students for entry into the university’s degree programmes each year.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.