Regeneration Liverpool, the joint venture partnership between regeneration specialist Sigma Inpartnership and Liverpool City Council, has announced that work is about to start on the construction of the fourth phase of the Norris Green Village development.
The new phase forms part of the £100 million housing schemes being undertaken by the partnership throughout Liverpool. The new phase comprises 107 two, three and four bedroom homes, which will be sold privately and another 60 homes for affordable rent, 40 of which will be managed by housing association, Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH).
The new homes will be built by Countryside Sigma Ltd., a joint venture between Sigma Inpartnership and house building specialist, Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd.
Graeme Hogg, director at Sigma Inpartnership, said: “Starting on site on the fourth phase of development marks another significant step forward in the regeneration of Norris Green Village and the addition of the new phase will effectively double the number of new homes built on site. We are very pleased to have maintained sales momentum on the scheme where so many have stalled. It is a testament to the quality of housing and environment we are creating there.”
Ian Simpson, land director at Countryside, said: “There has been a lot of interest in the homes at Norris Green. The variety of the properties available means that more and more couples and growing families are choosing to move in to the area, creating a new, growing neighbourhood at Norris Green.”
Councillor Ann O’Byrne, the city council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and chair of Regeneration Liverpool, said: “The regeneration of Norris Green in a major priority for us, so it’s fantastic to see the fourth phase of this vital housing scheme getting under way.
“The rapid progress that is being made in delivering the new Norris Green Village, and attracting families back into the area, is a major success story for the Regeneration Liverpool partnership.”
Chris Bowen, assistant director, enterprise at Liverpool Mutual Homes, said: “LMH is delighted to be working with Countryside Sigma on this scheme to continue the regeneration of Norris Green. Our partnership to increase affordable housing in the area through the building of 40 new homes is next to our successful refurbishment project on Broad Lane where LMH brought 74 derelict properties back into use earlier this year.
“The new build scheme will offer a large number of two bedroom properties which will complement the bigger refurbished units on Broad Lane and will also include the construction of a small number of bungalows which we expect will be much sought after.”
Regeneration Liverpool is a true partnership between the community, public and private sectors and is delivering sustainable and effective regeneration across the city of Liverpool.