Work underway on ambitious affordable homes plan

Construction work is underway on a £13.6 million plan to provide 89 affordable houses and flats across the Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool Housing Trust (LHT) is building the new properties in Walton, Fazakerly, Kirkby, Runcron and Prenton for affordable rent and Shared Ownership sale.

Work has begun on a number of sites across the city region including at a £1.9m development in Bedford Road, Walton, to build 12 two-bedroom houses and two two-bedroom bungalows for rent.

In Kirkby, work is underway on a £1m scheme for eight two-bedroom houses and two two-bedroom bungalows for rent.

In Fazakerley, work continues on phase two of LHT’s £2m Alt Bank House supported living scheme, which will see 10 one-bedroom flats, one one-bedroom bungalow and five two-bedroom bungalows with wheelchair access being built.

In Wirral, a total of 19 properties will be available to rent once construction is complete on two sites in Beechwood, Prenton.

Sue Westwater, managing director at LHT, says: “We are committed to providing high quality, affordable homes in locations across Merseyside where they are needed most.

“With private rental properties still out of reach for many, these developments are essential for giving local people, including those who require supported living, a place to call their own.”

The developments have been part-funded by a grant from the Homes and Community Agency (HCA), while the schemes in Beechwood have been part-funded through a £265,000 grant from Wirral Borough Council.

All the developments are expected to be completed by November 2017.

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