Onward completes £2.1m Liverpool affordable homes scheme

All 15 affordable rental properties built by Onward Homes in north Liverpool in the £2.1m scheme are now fully occupied. Tony McDonough reports

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A row of Onward Homes houses in north Liverpool


Developer Onward Homes has completed a £2.1m affording housing development in north Liverpool and all the homes are now let.

The scheme comprised 15 two-bedroom homes in Carisbrooke Road and Roxburgh Street in Walton. the scheme has been part funded by Homes England with additional support received from Liverpool City Council.

The site was previously part owned by the Council and many of the homes surrounding the site are current Onward properties. Onward worked in consultation with Paddock Johnson Architects and Young Homes on the project.

To be classed as ‘affordable for rent’, housing must be offered for rent at no more than 80% of the local market rate and is distinct from social or council housing where rents are usually significantly lower.

Bob Pleasance, development manager at Onward, said: “The houses have been built to a modern design standard and will provide residents with open plan living to the ground floor overlooking a rear garden, and also two generous sized bedrooms to the first floor.

“We are pleased to increase the supply of affordable homes in this area of north Liverpool and look forward to building on this successful partnership with Young Homes. This development is a great example of how we work with our partners to deliver high quality, affordable homes in the locations where they are needed most.”

One of the new tenants, James Kerrigan, added: “I absolutely love it. I can’t fault anything. The property is modern, energy efficient and a pleasure to live in. The development is a credit to Onward.”

Onward Homes has recently signed a further contract with Young Homes to build 23 new homes – 18 apartments and five houses at the former Elm Tree Pub site in Kirkdale, Liverpool. Onward owns and manages 35,000 properties across the North West.

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