Flashy accommodation with rooftop bar and pool to open this year
But it’s in Bootle
A luxury accommodation block will house shedloads of fancy freshers – but it’s all the way in Bootle.
From October, the project – overseen by Signature Living – will show off its 156 apartments, infinity pool and roof top bar.
Work is currently underway converting Daniel House, a derelict office block, into the impressive accommodation.
Other incredible features include an outdoor abseiling wall and a glass-walled library with mirrored windows.
The building, which is nearly eight miles from hub Carnatic, is expected to open in October this year, where students will be housed immediately.
All bedrooms come with en-suite bathrooms, with a living and kitchen area in each apartment.
Three bed apartments are £75 per week, two beds are £85 per week and if personal space is preferred, one bed flats are £100 per week, all excluding bills.
The 10 million pound development promises an experience not dissimilar to what’s offered at five star hotels – they’ll even be providing a 24/7 concierge service.
Signature Living co-founder Lawrence Kenwright told The Tab: “We want to provide affordable, high standard choices for students.
“Our main target are 20-odd year olds, people who are like-minded and want to have fun.
“We provide 24-hour contact and a concierge who would be able to help them with any problems.
“Our service will be much better than what you get now.”
Lawrence doesn’t see the distance from the centre as an issue, either.
He added: “The train line is at the bottom of the uni, it takes 10 minutes to get from Bootle to town.
“There are students from the local Hugh Baird College who are also our target.
“This development will be amazing for Bootle, an area where the biggest problem is an ageing population.
“Daniel House will bring in a new influx of people as well as other investments.”
But Bootle born and bred mature student Anthony begged to differ.
He said: “I think the people of Bootle will be really pissed off if a load of students from out of town are getting luxury, while most of Bootle is deprived and impoverished.”
Tom, a third year Music student, thinks the accommodation is a bit excessive.
He said: “An abseiling wall? Guaranteed that’ll get used once for the novelty of it and never again.
“Who can abseil when they’re hungover?”