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Footballer Steven Gerrard's vast gym has its own postcode

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Liverpool and England football star Steven Gerrard (pictured) has built a gym in his back garden so large it has a different postcode from his house.

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.

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