Located next to Stanley Dock and adjacent to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, the 0.8-hectare former industrial site will see the construction of affordable townhouses and apartments. Tony McDonough reports
Affordable housing provider Torus is investing £30m to create a new development in Liverpool’s northern docklands.
Located next to Stanley Dock and adjacent to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, the 0.8-hectare former industrial site in Lightbody Street, off Great Howard Street, will see the construction of 10 three-bedroom townhouses and 200 apartments.
Built as an affordable housing scheme, the development will offer a mix of one, two and three-bedroom properties be available via Rent to Buy. It will also created 7,750 sq ft of commercial space split between new units on the ground floor of the proposed apartment building and the site’s disused railway arches.
A landscaped pedestrian link will be incorporated into the development alongside the north edge of the listed Stanley Flight Canal Locks so residents and the public can explore and learn more about the UNESCO site and Liverpool’s maritime history.
The new scheme is in the proximity of both Liverpool City Council’s Ten Streets development area and close to Peel’s Liverpool Waters site which is set to include Everton FC’s new £500m stadium.
Chris Bowen, managing director of Torus Developments, said: “As a group, we are committed to working with strategic partners across Liverpool and actively investing in the economic recovery and regeneration of the city, post-COVID-19.
“The Stanley Dock complex, alongside which the development is proposed, is integral to Liverpool’s history. The development will make a massive contribution to the ongoing regeneration of Stanley Dock, and the wider Ten Streets area.
“Torus will ensure that this project will not only reflect the area’s vast history, but will meet the needs of future residents by becoming a modern, safe and most importantly, affordable place to live in an area of the city that has great potential for growth.”