New affordable housing for Liverpool
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
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Building work has started on a £1.7 million affordable housing scheme in south Liverpool.
Liverpool Housing Trust's project on the Banks Road site in Garston will deliver 19 properties that will be available to rent or buy, comprising 13 homes for rent, including eight one-bed apartments, two three-bed bungalows and a two-bed house.
There will also be five two-bed and one three-bed family homes available for sale through the Homes and Communities Agency’s homebuy scheme.
The project has been part funded with grant through the HCA’s 2011-15 affordable homes programme and has the full support of Liverpool City Council.
John Westerside, LHT's development manager, said: “This development is great news for the area. Not only will it transform previously derelict land, it will also help to revitalise this part of Garston. It will provide much-needed accommodation in this area, both for affordable rent and also for low-cost home ownership.
“Residents will benefit from lower heating bills due to extra insulation in the properties. All of the homes will be built to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes - the national standard for design and construction.”
MCI Developments is expected to have completed the development by November 2014.