• Beechley House

New homes planned for Grade II-listed Liverpool care home

A former Liverpool care facility could be converted into homes under new plans submitted to the council.

Redrow Homes has revealed proposals to transform the Grade II-listed Beechley House in Calderstones into eight apartments, with a summer house on its grounds earmarked to become a self-contained bungalow.

The conversion plans include internal and external alterations to the building, but the developer has vowed to take the heritage nature of the structure into account and sought advice on this.

Parts of Beechley House’s interior and exterior, including the parlour room, staircase hallway, dining room, drawing room and grand bedrooms, would be retained and revitalised.

A statement issued to Liverpool City Council’s planning department reads: “When splitting the building up the key aims were to keep the key rooms to the East on each floor and the main staircase un-effected as much as possible and to not affect as many original walls as possible, keep as many original features as possible and to not change the elevational treatment.

“Our proposal seeks to retain and enhance the existing elevations wherever possible. The conversion scheme and revitalisation of the stables link route creates an opportunity to enhance the West [rear] elevation of Beechley House, and improve the access into the building on this elevation into a new duplex apartment this would involve the removal of a modern awkward single storey extension and inset which will enhance the façade, and re-simplify the roof form.”

Redrow’s plans include converting Beechley Stables, located to the North of the building’s service wing and also Grade II-listed, into three mews houses.

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