The Stiles, Ormskirk
The proposal at The Stiles in Ormskirk, Merseyside is currently in planning consultation. The scheme is in a Conservation area and has gone through a detailed planning pre-app process. The proposal is split into 3/4 blocks in 4 storey and 5 storey buildings to create 101 student apartments with commercial space to the ground floor.
The blocks 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 build 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.