Apartment Scheme in Historic Ropewalks Granted Planning Approval

A new 47 apartment scheme in the Ropewalks area of Liverpool City Centre has taken a step forward this week after Living Brick Ltd’s planning approval gained consent by City Planners.

Liverpool Contractor Crossfield Construction has been appointed to deliver the £4m project which will take approximately 12 months, with a design team consisting of Day Architectural and Shape Engineering.

‘The Chavasse Building’, situated on the corner of Lydia Ann Street and Suffolk Street will see the construction of boutique living spaces, along with a resident’s gymnasium, a Japanese inspired ‘Zen’ rooftop garden, and generous floor plans taking advantage of the expansive city views.  The living spaces comprises 20 micro apartments of around 34sqm with 18 one bedroom apartments averaging 50sqm, and the remaining units being two bedrooms of around 74 sqm.

The key focus for the scheme has been the provision of sustainable residential accommodation geared towards the requirements of modern, city centre living. All of the apartments are currently larger than the comparable competitor’s properties that are being marketed in relation to value per square foot.

Barry Wilson, Director of Shape Consulting Engineers, said: “Shape are delighted to be involved in a scheme producing such high quality residential accommodation on a site with excellent transportation links to the wider city, helping to reinforce connections to the historic Ropewalks area”.

Construction to begin on Ropewalks apartment scheme

Shape Director Barry Wilson – Labelled a ‘Property Disruptor’ by Insider Magazine

Shape Director Barry Wilson was honoured to be identified as a ‘Property Disruptor’ by Insider Magazine.


A new generation of entrepreneurial innovators responsible for  ripping up the rule book and helping take the North West’s property industry forward.

In a special online feature the Insider Magazine profiled 25 ‘Disruptors’ across the course of a week, allowing them to take a closer look at the new ideas and concepts which are revolutionising the world of property.