Eldonian Green Love Lane
Eldonian Green includes 66 apartments, all described as live-work spaces

Eldonian advances Love Lane project

Neil Tague

The community-based housing association has lodged plans for 66 homes on a disused north Liverpool site.

The Eldonian Green proposals, designed by Halsall Lloyd Partnership, outline three blocks of up to four storeys on a thin plot of land off Love Lane in Vauxhall, between existing housing and the arches below the railway line heading north from the city centre.

According to planning documents, the 1.3-acre site has been vacant for 30 years and is cleared and fenced off.

Eldonian’s proposal is for 66 apartments: 41 of them one-bedroom and 25 two-bedroom – all designed as live-work units. The objectives of the project include fulfilling a need among local young people for housing; providing live-work units, providing a gateway to the Ten Streets regeneration area and creating an interface between the rear of the Eldonian Village’s second phase and the industrial areas to its west.

On the proposals’ initial revealing in 2019, George Evans, chief executive of the Eldonian CBHA, said: “The aim to turn a redundant piece of land into innovative and attractive homes for up to 168 new residents will see the Eldonians take their community-led approach to housing forward for future generations.

“We can see how this would be a great addition to the area, and we arep leased to be working towards delivering much-needed affordable housing.”

Growing from a community-founded group, the 1978-established Eldonians, the Eldonian CBHA was formally set up in 1983. It now manages 382 affordable homes in the Vauxhall area.

Halsall Lloyd has worked with the association for many years, designing both phases of the Eldonian Village scheme

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I love this! Let’s see more of this for the whole of the North Shore area. I like the community approach and the live/work concept is ideal for this area bordering Ten Streets. Build on the heritage of Love Lane. Tate and Lyell’s should not be forgotten… Love Lane Brewery keeps the name alive!

By Red Squirrel

Feared the worst.. but this is streets ahead of the original Eldonian Village in terms of density, height and design ambition. More like this please in north Liverpool.

By LEighteen

The long front garden fences create a closed street front. Hopefully the front gardens can be redrawn without the fencing and some imaginative planting draw up instead.

By Anon

Wonderful stuff. More of this quality please.

By Moomo