Old school housing: derelict plot to become site for new homes
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Development, Housing
Queen Mary School
A council has proposed building over 160 new homes on the derelict site of a former school.
The plans would see Liverpool City Council entering into an ‘Option Agreement’ with joint venture company Regeneration Liverpool to build 164 new houses on the site.
The council has confirmed that none of the new homes will be for social rent.
Queen Mary High School was declared surplus in 2004 and its buildings were demolished in 2007.
The council is proposing to transfer the 12-acre site to Regeneration Liverpool under the city’s ‘asset-backed vehicle’ model, which sees the council providing its land and private sector partners providing the funding for schemes.
The council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, said: “The Regeneration Liverpool Partnership is playing a major role in us driving forward housing renewal in this city. It’s helping us maximise our land and assets while drawing in vital investment and expertise from the private sector.
“We hope that the plans for the Queen Mary School site can be another success story for the partnership. It gives us an exciting opportunity to deliver new housing in an area which really needs it – providing fantastic homes for local people, improving the neighbourhood and removing a large derelict site.”