LMH plans £8 million Marwood Tower refurbishment

Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) have submitted plans for the refurbishment of north Liverpool’s Marwood Tower block of flats.

This renovation of the 1960’s tower block would see a full overhaul of the tower’s 57 flats and the addition of 24 flats in a new building, providing a total of 81 flats aimed at the over 55s.

The scheme, near Great Homer Street, will cost a total of £8 million and is part of a council initiative to develop an additional 2,500 new homes in Liverpool through a consortium that includes Redrow Homes, social landlord LMH, and building contractor Willmott Dixon.

Redrow and LMH will be involved in a joint scheme to build 1,500 homes, with LMH bringing a further 1,000 into use. This partnership is contracted for a total of five years, with the council selling land and empty homes but with partners required to put their own funding into developments.

John McCall Architects have designed the Marwood Tower redevelopment to include a courtyard garden for residents, as well as an all-weather bowling green and outdoor gym equipment.

Steve Coffey, LMH chief executive, said:

“We moved people out in February 2013 as it needed significant investment and a substantial overhaul. We’ve taken great care in developing a scheme that would look fantastic, meet housing demand in the city and provide great quality of life for residents.

“Marwood Tower is a landmark building on the major route in and out of the north side of the city seen by millions of people a year making their way to tourist attractions like Aintree Racecourse and the football stadiums. It forms the gateway to the neighbouring Project Jennifer scheme so it would also play a major part in the on-going regeneration of the wider community.”


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Words: Peter Cribley

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