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Liverpool and Everton football clubs in £40m route deal

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Development

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Liverpool and Everton football clubs will see improved city centre routes after Housing Maintenance Solutions (HMS) won a £40m building and environmental deal.

HMS will perform the alterations on behalf of Liverpool Mutual Homes on routes leading to the clubs.

As part of the deal, over 500 new roofs will be fitted, while 4,200 homes will have roofs repaired, and 3,990 homes will receive new fences.

Aintree Racecourse, the Docks and Liverpool Waters will also benefit from the improvements.

HMS's managing director, Paul Worthington, said: “This is a major contract for us and it will have a significant impact on our business and also the communities in north Liverpool.

“The four routes are so popular that it is imperative they represent everything that is positive about Liverpool to potential investors and the millions of tourists who visit landmarks like the football grounds, the Docks and Aintree Racecourse every year.

“The work will be completed by 2015 but residents will start seeing and benefiting from the transformation immediately.”

Liverpool Mutual Homes CEO Steve Coffey added: “The project contributes to the GreenPrint for Growth strategy for improving the environmental quality of north Liverpool led by Liverpool Vision and will make a huge difference to the people and communities that have been neglected for far too long.

“We have a large number of properties in the area and this regeneration scheme will complement the £380m improvement programme we are carrying out to homes that sees us investing £65.8m this financial year.”

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