The building, designed by Liverpool-based DK-Architects, is a two-storey glass and copper structure built on the site of a former bungalow to the rear of Gerrard’s £2 million home in Freshfield, a suburb of the North-West city.
According to the architect, David Gilkes, despite the usual Nimbyism, the scheme has been supported right from the start.
Gilkes said: ‘It’s the usual battle between contemporary and traditional architecture. There is actually a huge variety of styles on that road, from neo-Georgian, Arts and Crafts, to blocks of flats. It’s a real mixed bag.
‘It has drummed up the architectural-style debate, but it has had the support from planners from the very beginning.’
The scheme is due to be completed in October.