News Construction Work Starts Liverpool Housing Trust’s £136 Million Programme Deliver Homes Afforda

Construction work has started on Liverpool Housing Trust’s £13.6 million programme to build homes for affordable rent and shared ownership sale across Merseyside.

LHT is building 89 houses and flats in Walton, Fazakerley, Kirkby, Runcorn and Wirral.

Work is underway on a £1.9 million development in Bedford Road, Walton, to build 12 two-bedroom houses and two two-bedroom bungalows for rent and a £1 million scheme for eight two-bedroom houses and two two-bedroom bungalows for rent in Roughwood, Kirkby.

In Fazakerley, work continues on phase two of LHT’s £2 million Alt Bank House supported living scheme, which will see 10 one-bedroom flats, a one-bedroom bungalow and five two-bedroom bungalows with wheelchair access being built.

In Castlefields 10 two-bedroom flats for affordable rent and 10 two-bedroom houses for shared ownership are being built on the former Bridgewater Day Centre site while in Murdishaw, the former Jolly Brewer pub site will make way for 10 two-bedroom flats and eight two-bedroom houses, all for affordable rent.

Finally, on the Wirral, a total of 19 properties will be available to rent once construction is complete on two sites in Beechwood.

The former One O’Clock Gun pub site on Bidston Green Drive will become home to five two-bedroom houses, two two-bedroom flats and two one-bedroom flats, while the Fender/Feltree site – situated between Farmfield Drive, Beechwood Drive and Fender Way – will see nine two-bedroom houses and two two-bedroom bungalows being built.

Sue Westwater, managing director at LHT, said: “We are committed to providing high quality, affordable homes in locations across Merseyside where they are needed most.

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“With private rental properties still out of reach for many, these developments are essential for giving local people, including those who require supported living, a place to call their own.”

The developments have been part-funded by a grant from the Homes and Community Agency (HCA), while the schemes in Beechwood have been part-funded through a £265,000 grant from Wirral Borough Council.

Lin Powell, development manager at Symphony Housing Group –which LHT is part of – said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) to develop these new homes for affordable rent.

“These developments are great news for Merseyside. Not only will they provide much-needed accommodation, but in some cases they will transform previously derelict land to help revitalise the local area.”

All the developments are expected to be completed by November 2017.

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