Elliot Group announces Georgian Quarter project

A terrace of vacant Georgian townhouses in Liverpool’s historic Canning neighbourhood is to be restored by developer Elliot Group following a deal with Liverpool City Council.

The nine properties, which form an L-shape along Percy Street and Upper Parliament Street, have been empty since 2008 when they were last occupied as bedsits. They will now be restored to full family homes in a scheme worth £3.2m.

“We’re better known for dramatic new buildings like our triple towers on Pall Mall,” said Elliot Group director, Elliot Lawless, “but I began my career refurbishing historic buildings within the Georgian Quarter so I know how to bring out the best in homes such as these.”

The properties are listed and sit in a conservation area, which imposes strict rules on their refurbishment.

“The rules relate to the exteriors, but the interiors are something of a blank canvas,” said Lawless.

“They were stripped of most of their Georgian features a long time ago when they were converted into bedsits. We’ll restore whatever’s salvageable inside, whilst creating family homes fit for today’s needs.”

Work is expected to start on site in the winter with the first homes ready for sale in summer 2018.

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Great news family homes being restored to their former glory, one of my favourite parts of the City, it is a handsome block, and deserves this project.

By Man on bicycle

This area will soar in value over the next 5-10 years. Currently mostly neglected empty or housing association properties, there is so much potential. A very positive step in the right direction.

By zebith

Fantastic houses in that area, but I think it will be an uphill battle to turn it back into what it was, due to the lingering effects of social policies of days gone by. I can’t see anyone paying big bucks to live in these unless what is over the street is also gentrified, and of course if the city economy revives (once again). I’d hope that this is part of a speculative investment equation, to get these now in the expectation the area will be transformed. I hope so, as the area, the city and its people deserve a lot better than what has been meted out to it.

By MIke

Hi Mike, I don’t know if you have looked at some of the prices for the houses in that area, but you might be surprised.
This area is growing again and the desire to live there is also, there is movement of certain social classes towards Smithdown Rd and new more affluent ones moving into the Georgian quarter.

By Man on bicycle

Still rough though.

By Mos

So Elliot Lawless announces one project on historic buildings just as his contractors knock down an historic warehouse in Wolstenholme Square, seemingly in the face of a stop order from the planning department. And this after he put forward a proposal to knock down the Heaps rice mill. Surprised LCC are willing to risk a Georgian row on somebody with such a patchy record on old properties.

By Jeremy

A great vote if confidence! On the edge of the Georgian Quarter core, but the potential screams at you. He’ll have no trouble selling them. Properties like these are the next logical step after Falkner Street. People used to have their doubts about the Wapping and even Albert Docks and look at them now. If the Biennial can move into the heart if Liverpool 8, things have changed and the city centre side of Parliament Street should now be hot property. It’s a really cool area.

By Alfie