Developer Elliot Group is to begin work immediately on the refurbishment of a listed Georgian terrace in Liverpool’s Canning neighbourhood following the resolution of a right-of-way issue.
The nine properties, which form an L-shape along Percy Street and Upper Parliament Street, have been empty since 2008, and were most recently occupied as bedsits. They will now be restored to full family homes in a scheme worth £3.2m.
Elliot Group director Elliot Lawless said that originally, he had hoped to have the project completed by this stage, but said it was “right that we get things on the firmest possible footing”.
Lawless said: “It was a little frustrating as we just had to sit it out whilst the freeholder ironed out a right of way issue. That’s done now so we’ve been able to complete on the acquisition and I have men on site already cracking on.”
Although the project represents a departure from the recent large-scale projects Elliot has become known for in the region, Lawless began his development career refurbishing Georgian houses in the area.
He said: “I know the area intimately. There’s a lovely domestic scale to the architecture and, as the BBC recently showed in its programme A House Through Time, every building tells a story. After years of neglect it’s time to let these homes write a new chapter.”