Liverpool’s iconic and historical building, Audley House, will be converted into 199 high-quality, stylish and energy efficient apartments, following permission granted by Liverpool City Council on the 21st of February 2023.
The conversion of Audley House into residential apartments marks phase two of a development scheme by Town Square Group. (Phase one was the transformation of a neighbouring property, Hughes House, into 252 affordable housing units, acquired by the BMO UK Housing Fund in 2021.) Both developments are located in the heart of Liverpool and play a major role in the regeneration of the London Road area, bringing high-quality, affordable housing to the region, and boosting local businesses.
Audley House is a landmark building which has been a familiar sight in the neighbourhood since its construction in around 1910. The building sits within the Knowledge Quarter and Fabric District, and its within walking distance of the Royal University of Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool John Moores University, and The University of Liverpool.
A £40 Million Development
Valued at £40million, the Audley House development will comprise 129 one-bedroom and 70 two-bedroom apartments across five storeys. The one-bedroom apartments will range from around 36 to 45 square metres and two-bedroom from 52 to 70 square metres, in keeping with national standards. The stylish homes will feature high-spec kitchens and bathrooms, as well as high-quality furnishings.
Anil Juneja, Founder and CEO of property development firm Town Square Group, has worked closely with local planners and English Heritage to map out the building’s redevelopment plans. The façade of the building will retain the original architectural features of the 1910 retail store, while the top two floors will be modified and extended using glass and steel, making the best use of natural light. These levels will be set back from the main façade so that the building’s traditional features will be preserved, and its appearance won’t change when viewed from street level.
Meeting Community Needs
Anil Juneja, Founder and CEO of Town Square Group commented:
“After seeing how well-received the Hughes House project was by the local community, businesses, and investors, we’re delighted to be starting phase two of our London Road redevelopment scheme. Audley House is truly an iconic building, and we’ve worked closely with Liverpool City Council and the Fabric District CIC to ensure the development meets the needs of the local community and businesses, while retaining its traditional look and feel.”
Inside Audley House, there will also be a fitness studio for residents, large communal workspaces, a juice bar and coffee shop and two landscaped atriums with shared seating. Residents of each apartment will also have access to secure self-storage lockers in the basement.