Byrom Point by Falconer Chester Hall Architects / by Alex Upton

Development: Byrom Point Student Accommodation
Architects: Falconer Chester Hall Architects
Location: Great Crosshall Street, Liverpool
Client: Taylor Maxwell

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Byrom Point Student Accommodation is a mixed used scheme which contains 398 bed spaces for students and 361 sqm of retail at street level. The building is located at the crossroads of Byrom Street and Great Crosshall Street in Liverpool and was designed by Falconer Chester Hall Architects. I was recently commissioned by Taylor Maxwell to photograph the stone cladding they provided for the buildings exterior.

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

The buildings facade makes good use of both colour and materials in order to create divisions between the buildings faces, this reduces it's bulky form and makes it a colourful addition to the surrounding landscape. The pale stone cladding sits nicely in contrast with the bolder elements surrounding the windows and gives the building a high quality finish. 

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

The building is now nearing completion with the first students expected to arrive in September, currently there are still minor works taking place around the base of the tower to make way for the retail section.

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Falconer Chester Hall, the architects behind this scheme have delivered a number of student accommodation projects around the country, and unlike many student accommodation buildings which too often appear value engineered and lacking in any creative verve, their buildings tend to make clever and considered use of materials, form and colour to enhance the students living spaces.

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

Byrom Point - Photography: Copyright © Alex Upton

A more detailed selection of photographs documenting Byrom Point can be found in the projects section of my portfolio.