NEARLY 12 months after work began on our largest, most ambitious project to date, 12B North View – our new 7-bed property in Liverpool – is complete.
The work hasn’t come without its difficulties – the Beast from the East being one particularly stubborn obstacle to overcome that delayed work on site for several weeks last winter.
However, the finished result has been well worth the wait. The detail, from the raked brickwork, which makes the bricks outlining the ground floor really ‘pop’ to the black corrugated metal cladding of the first floor ensures that the property stands out from the crowd.
With the build located in an area largely populated by Grade II listed properties it was important that the house discreetly blended into its surroundings. One way to achieve this was to remove 1,400 tonnes of soil to lower its ground floor level. The flat roof – the property is classed as one-and-a-half stories – also ensures the house doesn’t dominate its environment and further compliments the local area.
“…WITH THE BUILD LOCATED IN A GRADE II LISTED AREA IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THE HOUSE DISCREETLY BLENDED INTO ITS SURROUNDINGS…”
It’s not just our new tenants that benefit from the build. All seven bedrooms overlook a large garden complete with a seating area situated around a central raised flower bed which tenants at APB’s neighbouring 11, 12 and 12A North View can use. A bike shed and new gated entry to the ‘campus’ are other benefits that all our tenants can enjoy.
With the external works setting the bar high it was important that the interior didn’t disappoint. Small details from the natural oak doors, neat and clean tiling for the bathroom walls and floors and the natural stained wooden flooring in the communal areas were carefully picked to elevate this student house above its competitors.
The layout was also carefully drawn up to maximise space. An open plan lounge and kitchen area welcome you as you walk through the front door while the main corridor houses the ground floor bathroom and four bedrooms. Completing the ground floor is a utility room which keeps the larger appliances (washing machine, tumble dryer and the boiler) out of site enabling more space in the living areas.
The final three bedrooms are situated on the first floor along with another bathroom and an Ensuite for Room 5.
Each bedroom comes fully furnished (stand out double beds, wardrobes, bedside table, desk and chair) and has its own wall mounted plasma 32’’ TV giving tenants privacy should they need it.
The property is rented out for 2018/19 but advertising for the 2019/20 student year will begin in October. Keep your eyes peeled for updates if you or someone you know would be interested in renting the property*
*Prices for the house can be found on our website in the individual houses section.
Above L-R: (1) The tiling of the bathrooms for the walls and floor is the same throughout. (2-4) The bedrooms boast all of the same crisp, sharp furniture. (5) An example of the natural wooden flooring that was laid in all communal areas. (6) The natural oak doors compliment the house massively. (7-8) The kitchen and lounge area offers spacious student living.