X1 The Edge, Liverpool

Project Type: Student Accommodation

The Edge is a new build student development in the heart of Liverpool City Centre for X1 Developments, consisting of a mixture of study beds and associated management, communal and recreation facilities.

The scheme seeks to provide a development sympathetic to the surrounding context whilst accentuating the unusually shaped plot. Special care has been taken to reduce the mass on Seymour Street where the scheme directly relates to the Georgian terraces opposite. The design then steps in height towards the north corner of the plot with the intention of creating a dynamic form to denote the entrance to the development. The plot is located on a natural slope in the topography and the massing and articulation, particularly at Ground Floor Level, attempts to address this level change sympathetically.