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TJ Hughes building could make way for shops and apartments

Plans to demolish a TJ Hughes building on London Road and replace it with shops and apartments have been revealed.

Under the proposals Hughes House, which was last home to TJ’s furniture store, would make way for an eight-storey building.

T.J Hughes Limited has commissioned KDP Architects to design proposals for the development which includes 182 flats for both the private and student markets.

The plans, submitted to Liverpool City Council by Town Square Developments Ltd, include three new retail units facing Kempston Street as well as a TJ Hughes Express store facing onto London Road.

If approved, the 182 apartments would be made up of cluster apartments for students as well as a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom residential flats.

The student cluster apartments would be located on the first four floors with the residential apartments located on the fifth, sixth and seventh floors.

A mixture of amenity space is also envisaged for the residents including a cinema, games room, laundry, library and various lounge areas on the ground floor.

The residential apartments will have a separate entrance and access to roof gardens offering views across the city and beyond.

Meanwhile, a document included with the planning application hints at redevelopment plans for Audley House, the much grander building where TJ’s is still trading, but no further details are revealed.

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