The Stiles, Ormskirk

Our proposal at The Stiles in Ormskirk, Merseyside is for the creation of 95 student apartments, with ground floor commercial space and landscaping in the public realm on a previously vacant plot in the center of the town.

The proposal is split into 3/4 blocks in 4 storey and 5 storey buildings which comprise a mix of studio apartments with 5/6 bed cluster apartments, containing a communal kitchen/lounge zone. The footprint of the buildings provide a network of public passageways or ginnels to enhance the existing street network. The central space provides a public realm directly linked to the commercial facility and main public route through the site.

The material palette and built form was coordinated with West Lancs Planning and Conservation to refine the plot development, while working to provide a modern block to blend and contrast to the existing building stock.

The scheme gained planing approval in September 2019.

CLIENT: Private