Regeneration Liverpool, a joint venture between regeneration specialist Sigma Inpartnership and Liverpool City Council, has signed an option agreement with the City to facilitate the redevelopment of the derelict site of a former city school to give it a new lease of life.
Countryside Sigma, an affiliate company of Sigma Inpartnership, will now actively seek to secure planning permission to deliver over 190 high quality new homes on the 12-acre site of the former Queen Mary School. It is intended that half of the new homes will be available to purchase on the open market and the remainder will be available for private rent.
Graeme Hogg, director at Sigma Inpartnership, said: “The development of the Queen Mary School site is a really exciting opportunity for the Partnership to deliver more quality housing for families, couples and individuals in the area. We are delighted to be bringing forward this site and we look forward to working with the local community on the proposals. I am confident that given the quality of work we are producing at Norris Green Village they will be delighted with the outcome.”
Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, said: “This is another significant step in meeting the Mayoral pledge on housing. We are delivering good quality homes of the type people want throughout the city and I am very pleased that Regeneration Liverpool is planning to bring this site back into use.”
Ian Simpson, land director at Countryside, said: “The development will provide a range of high quality 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. We believe it will have a really positive impact on the community and ultimately provide a new, improved neighbourhood on the site of the former school.”
Regeneration Liverpool is an active and successful public/private partnership working with Liverpool City Council to help deliver its ambitious regeneration strategy for the city and to contribute tangibly to the Mayoral targets.
Regeneration Liverpool is currently in the process of regenerating key development sites throughout Merseyside, including Norris Green and Stonebridge Cross Croxteth.