Edge Hill housing scheme gets underway

Work gets underway this week on the latest phase of the regeneration of the Edge Hill area of Liverpool.

It will see 32 two, three and four bedroom homes for sale built on land bounded by Royston Street and Peet Street by Bellway Homes, in partnership with the city council.

All will have off-street car parking, gardens to the front and rear, and include innovative ‘heat recovery’ ventilation systems which reduce energy use. They are also built to ‘lifetime home standards’ which means they are fully accessible for people who may have a physical disability or a wheelchair.

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for housing, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, said: “This part of Edge Hill is being transformed through the delivery of a varied mix of good quality new housing.

“We know there is going to be a lot of demand for these homes as they are close to areas of major employment such as the Innovation Park, the new Royal Liverpool Hospital and associated Knowledge Quarter.

“Together with other positive developments such as the refurbished homes on Arnside Road and the new Archbishop Blanch High School which opens in September, this part of the city is fast being transformed and becoming a thriving area again.

“It is part of our commitment to deliver 5,000 much needed, good quality homes for residents to increase the choice, range and quality of properties that are available across the city, transforming our neighbourhoods.”

Nicola Mountain, Sales Manager at Bellway Homes said: “We are delighted to start work on a new phase of 32 properties at Williamson Place.

“Given the popularity of this development and the interest that we’ve received in previous phases, we anticipate a good response to the new scheme from local homebuyers and hope to help more young professionals and families to take their first steps on the property ladder.”

The development follows on from the delivery of the £19 million first phase of 169 new homes by Bellway at Williamson Place, which have proved hugely popular.

Plans for a third phase of approximately 150 homes off Wavertree Road are currently being worked up.