The first private sale, fully furnished show homes of the Liverpool Housing Partnership have been unveiled by Redrow in Fazakerley.
Liverpool’s deputy mayor Cllr Ann O’Byrne officially opened the two properties at Redbridge Park, off Sherwoods Lane, on a brownfield site which formerly housed two schools.
Redrow Homes has partnered with Liverpool City Council and affordable homes provider Liverpool Mutual Homes in a pioneering relationship designed to deliver 1,500 new homes across the city over a five-year period. Redrow’s focus is on providing high quality family housing, while capital receipts generated by the sale of council sites and assets are reinvested into the housing programme, to enable more affordable homes to be built.
Opening Redrow’s first two fully furnished show homes of the partnership, Cllr O’Byrne said: “Redbridge Park will play a significant part in achieving our target of delivering new homes throughout the city and it’s great to see another high quality development in North Liverpool.”
Redbridge Park will comprise 60 three and four-bedroom family homes from Redrow’s Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection, on the 6.5 acre former site of two schools, Redbridge and Bank View High Schools. The two community special schools have merged and now occupy a new £5m facility on Long Lane.
In fact, all four Redrow schemes currently agreed within the Liverpool Housing Partnership are replacing vacant or derelict school sites from within the council’s portfolio.
At Redbridge Park, Redrow has already sold five homes off-plan, including one to local man Sean Miley, 25, who slept overnight in his car to secure the three-bedroom home of his choice.
Also attending the launch was Anne-Marie Binks and her three children Molly, aged nine, Luke, seven, and Charlie, five. Teacher Anne-Marie and husband Neil, who works for a car hire company, are moving back to Fazakerley after living in Wigan for the last 14 years. They’ve bought a four-bedroom detached Oxford, the same as one of the development’s show homes.
“We’ve decided to move back to Liverpool to be closer to family and the children already go to school in Fazakerley,” said Anne-Marie. “We chose a new home after looking at loads of older properties, but they all needed so much work doing and, with three children, we just don’t have the time.”
Currently Redrow has three and four-bedroom detached homes available in Fazakerley from £217,995 to £259,995.
It’s the second Redrow development to go on sale within the partnership. Knights Park, Woolton, is also underway with eight of 21 homes already reserved. Prices here are currently from £289,995 to £399,995 for a selection of three and four-bedroom homes.
The Government backed Help to Buy scheme is available at both developments, offering 20% equity loans which are interest free for five years. The equity loan reduces the initial outlay and means customers can typically reserve with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage.
Within the partnership Redrow already has planning consent for 154 new homes, including those at Redbridge Park and Knights Park. It also includes 51 Georgian influenced Regent Collection homes and nine refurbished properties in Grade II listed buildings at Regency Manor, West Derby, and 22 Heritage Collection houses on Mill Lane, West Derby, both of which will launch next spring.
Steve Greenhalgh, Redrow’s divisional managing director, said: “We enjoyed showing the deputy mayor and other guests the progress we’ve achieved in transforming these sites to create sought-after places for people to live. Redrow is providing high quality, private sale homes within the partnership, which will help keep people in the city, increase council tax revenue and, through re-investment in the housing programme, also allow more affordable homes to be built by Liverpool Mutual Homes. It’s a win-win for the city.
“Our two new Redbridge Park show homes are an indication of the character, quality and attention to detail that home owners can expect from Redrow throughout the life of the partnership.”
Redrow’s professionally designed and decorated Ludlow three-bedroom semi and Oxford four-bedroom detached show homes at Redbridge Park are now open Thursday to Monday inclusive from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information call 0151 306 2188 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/redbridge.
The photograph above shows customer Anne-Marie Binks and family with deputy mayor Ann O’Byrne and Redrow’s Steve Greenhalgh and Claire Jarvis, at Redbridge Park, Fazakerley.