Housing association Riverside finishes work on 48 affordable new homes in Liverpool in a £7.7m project. Tony McDonough reports
Housing association Riverside has delivered a £7.7m project to build 48 affordable homes in Liverpool.
Comprising one and two-bedroom cottage flats, along with two, three and four-bedroom houses, the scheme was built in Laurel Road in Fairfield. They were designed by DK Architects and built by Casey Construction.
All the homes will be offered for affordable rents. This means rates will be no more than 80% of local market rent.
On Thursday LBN reported that ForHousing had completed seven affordable bungalows in Stockbridge Village. And on Wednesday, South Liverpool Homes secured £40m finance to build 280 affordable homes in south Liverpool.
Riverside is one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit social housing providers. It owns or manages around 75,000 both in Liverpool city region and across the UK. It plans to build a further 15,000 affordable homes over the next decade.
All of the Fairfield properties have been allocated to tenants and they have now moved into their new homes.
Nick Jones, Riverside’s development director, said: “We’re really pleased to have completed work on a further 48 affordable homes in Liverpool, providing much needed housing in the area.
“These homes are part of our commitment to continue to build affordable homes in the city, with around 200 homes either underway or in the pipeline.
“Not only do the new homes look stylish, they are of a really high quality and energy efficient. This will help keep energy costs down, which I’m sure gives customers peace of mind during the winter period.”