SLH choose Lovell to build 23 new affordable homes

SLH has selected affordable housing developer Lovell to build 23 much-needed affordable homes in Garston, south Liverpool. 

Work is set to start in June on the £2.2 million development on land at Window Lane and Island Road South in Garston. The new homes are set to be completed in March 2016, supported by funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The scheme, designed by John McCall Architects, will transform vacant brownfield sites by creating 11 two-bedroom houses at Window Lane and 12 two-bedroom houses at Island Road South, all for affordable rent.

South Liverpool Homes deputy chief executive Wayne Gales says: “This exciting development is great news for the local community.  It will provide much needed homes for people on our waiting list as well as existing tenants who want to downsize.  Thehomes will be built to a high standard of both design and environmental sustainability, making them cost effective to run and maintain.”

Lovell regional director Nigel Yates says: “We’re delighted to be continuing our strong working partnership with South Liverpool Homes and excited to be starting construction on this important scheme which will help answer the demand for high-quality new homes for rent locally, providing modern and attractive properties within easy reach of Liverpool South Parkway and only about five miles from Liverpool city centre.” 

The contract awarding the scheme to Lovell was negotiated following Lovell’s successful delivery of the Church Fields housing development at Garston under the Bridge which created homes for sale by Lovell and 91 houses and apartments for South Liverpool Homes.