Following the resolution of a right-of-way dispute the developer will now begin converting nine properties into family homes. Tony McDonough reports
Developer Elliot Group is to start work on a £3.2m residential scheme in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter after a right-of-way dispute had caused delays.
Nine properties in Percy Street and Upper Parliament Street will now be restored to provide family homes. The properties have been empty since 2008 when they were divided into bedsits.
Elliot Group had faced delays to the L-shaped project while the freeholder “ironed out” a right-of-way issue. Director Elliot Lawless said: “It was a little frustrating as we just had to sit it out while the freeholder, ironed out a right of way issue.
“That’s done now so we’ve been able to complete on the acquisition and I have men on site already cracking on.”
The entrepreneur began his development career refurbishing grand Georgian houses in Canning and says he’s looking forward to “getting back to his roots”.
He added: “I know the area intimately. There’s a lovely domestic scale to the architecture and, as the BBC recently showed in its programme A house through time, every building tells a story. After years of neglect it’s time to let these lovely homes write a new chapter.”
Elliot Group has also secured planning permission for its first scheme in the North East of England – a £60m 20-storey residential tower which will offer views across Newcastle city centre.
The Hawks Mill scheme has been designed by Liverpool-based KDP Architects and will sit adjacent to the Baltic Arts Centre. It will provide 317 new homes with a residents’ gym and two retail units on the ground floor.
Mr Lawless said: “We are delighted to be making our debut on Tyneside. It is a thriving market with a great cultural scene.”