Plans for Lomond Road.

New affordable homes for Liverpool

Published:  03 April, 2013

Regeneration work in Fairfield, Liverpool is starting to take shape as construction begins on 11 new affordable homes, and planning permission has just been granted for a further 10.

The 11 properties on Lomond Road, designed by Kirkham-based Croft Goode architects for social housing provider Riverside, will be a mix of two and three

-bedroom homes made available for affordable rent. They are being built on an empty site that formally housed several industrial warehouses.

Proposals for 10 new houses on nearby Alford Street will see five boarded-up properties demolished to make way for the new homes, which will also be a mix of two and three-bedroom properties.

All the homes have been designed to meet the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and the Secure by Design Award.

David Croft, a director of Croft Goode, said: “We went out to public consultation last year for the properties on Alford Street and had a very positive reaction to our plans. The local community viewed it as positive regeneration of the local area, especially as these homes replace a number of derelict properties.

“Both the scheme on Lomond Road and the plans for Alford Street will help to provide some much-needed affordable properties in a part of Liverpool where demand is very high.”

Carol Kershaw, Riverside’s assistant director for new business, said: “We are committed to working with our partners to deliver a range of high-quality affordable homes that meet the needs of local people and their families.

“This scheme will benefit those in the greatest need for housing and will also help to transform a former underused site, bringing it back into community life. Each property will be highly insulated, helping to make homes even more affordable by reducing overall energy bills.”

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