Wednesday, 23 November 2016

THIRTY FIVE PROPERTIES BEING CONVERT INTO 25 ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOMES ON LIVERPOOL´S WELSH STREETS







These images show how the Welsh Streets are taking shape as work finally gets underway on the site.

Work to convert 35 properties into 25 energy-efficient homes, began in August, after developers PlaceFirst signed a deal with Liverpool council at the beginning of the year.

Properties on Voelas Street and High Park will be the first to be converted as part of a pilot scheme - with some being converted from three smaller homes into two larger properties.
The work comes after a decision by former communities secretary Eric Pickles to reject council bosses’ previous plans to demolish the properties - which include the home of former Beatle Ringo Starr.
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Liverpool council and housing association Plus Dane had initially wanted to replace 271 homes in the Welsh Streets with 154 new houses, along with 37 refurbished terraced properties.
The council has said it is now hoped a significant proportion of the 300 homes can be refurbished, with some knocked “three-in-to-two” to make them larger and appeal to families.
Speaking ahead of the work starting, Mayor Joe Anderson said: “When we partnered with PlaceFirst in January, I pledged that we would start work as soon as detailed surveys had been completed.We’ve already demonstrated with the regeneration of Anfield and our Homes for a Pound scheme that we are leading the way in finding imaginative ways of retaining properties where it is viable to do so.

The pilot scheme is designed to show the local community how the homes can look when they are fully refurbished to modern standards, and will set the standard for refurbishment across the wider Welsh Streets area.The new homes will provide spacious, modern accommodation to suit households and families of all sizes through innovative remodelling that will deliver a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes with gardens.

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