VIDEO: A Granby day out with Assistant Mayor Cllr Ann O’Byrne

The transformation of Granby Four Streets is well underway.

After years of campaigning for the restoration of their neighbourhood and to save it from the bulldozers, Granby residents are finally seeing the plans that they contributed to sprouting up around them.

Now the sight of builders in high-viz jackets and scaffolding is a common site for those residents who remained living amongst the dereliction.

The community spirit is also thriving with the area now boasting a monthly street market and the award winning ‘Bloomin’ Green Triangle’ urban planting project.

The £14m regeneration scheme will bring more than 100 empty properties back into use on Beaconsfield Road, Cairns Street, Ducie Street and Jermyn Street.

WATCH: Assistant Mayor, Councillor Ann O’Byrne in Granby Four Streets

It’s being led by Liverpool City Council and consists of several smaller projects being delivered by different development partners including Liverpool Mutual Homes; Plus Dane Group; The Granby Community Land Trust (CLT) and the Northern Alliance Housing Co-op.

It also includes the pioneering Homes for a Pound scheme with the first £1 house ready for occupation just announced.

The Granby Four Streets vision supports the Mayor’s aim to bring 1,000 empty properties back into use by 2016. It is also supporting his priority to create 20,000 jobs for local people, by securing new employment and training opportunities within the construction sector.

Cllr Ann O’Byrne, cabinet member for housing, took a tour of the area with Plus dane Group and Liverpool mutual Homes to witness the scale of restoration.