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Anfield: Reinvestment, regeneration and renewed optimism

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Anfield: Reinvestment, regeneration and renewed optimism


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Anfield: Reinvestment, regeneration and renewed optimism Anfield: Reinvestment, regeneration and renewed optimism

Following David Conn's piece for The Guardian criticising Liverpool Football Club for its policy of buying up houses around its Anfield stadium and leaving them empty, Brian Cronin, chief executive of Your Housing Group - the housing association involved in the multi-million pound regeneration of the area - outlines some of the positive work that has been carried out to improve the housing stock and rebuild communities.

The journey to transform the lives and communities within Anfield is no overnight task. Whilst a leisurely drive through the neighbourhood may not indicate much in the way of visual change, below is a snap shot of some of the key achievements to date…

Tancred Road purchases
Your Housing Group has recently purchased nine vacant properties in Tancred Road, investing over £600,000 to refurbish them into desirable modern family homes.

It is dually hoped that the investment and sale of these properties will help drive up the value of homes in the area. The renovation scheme is part of the Group’s wider commitment to the regeneration of Anfield Village/Rockfield, which has already included an investment of £1.7 million in refurbishing 14 properties within the Rockfield Road area.

Insulation Works
Properties on the odds side of Hayfield Street, the top end of Blessington Road and part of Rockfield Road have received internal and external insulation in partnership with Liverpool City Council.

"The Parks" development
Priority for the allocation of brand new homes on “The Parks” development is being made in accordance with the City-wide Order of Priority.

This has enabled over 20 residents within the Anfield Village area to move into new homes. Some of the properties at “The Parks” have also been made available to Property Pool applicants.

This year we have, in partnership with Keepmoat, built 45 units which over 20 residents from the Anfield area have moved into, at a cost £4.5m.

Overall new build developments to date have seen:

  • 159 new build units delivered in partnership with Keepmoat (AHP) - £15,548,000
  • Mixed tenure development of sale and rental
  • Excellent sales progression 
  • Rental allocations extremely positive. Mix of local (decanted) residents and new to area via choice based lettings system
  • Increased desirability of area due to housing development

Anfield project consultations to begin
A project consultancy has been commissioned to design and deliver a community engagement strategy as part of the broader Anfield Project. Ensuring that local communities, businesses and residents can influence the vision for the area is an important element of the regeneration of Anfield and underpins its future success.

We remain committed to the regeneration of Anfield to create a revitalised community where people want to live. A lot has been achieved, but there is still a lot of work to be done to realise our wider vision, and we will continue to work with Liverpool City Council and the local community to ensure a positive outcome for Anfield and its residents, who can now begin to look forward to a positive future for the area.

Those people who are still unsure of the future plans for Anfield are asked to contact Your Housing Group’s Communications Team on 0161 248 2321.


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