Build-to-rent developer PlaceFirst has released images of its plans for the regeneration of Welsh Streets in Liverpool, a series of Victorian terraces near Princes Park which have stood largely empty for years.
In its first pilot project, PlaceFirst plans to create 24 homes from the refurbishment of the current houses on the site, creating modern and energy efficient homes for families, and turning both the street and rear of the properties into communal avenues, rather than traditional yards and alleys.
PlaceFirst is working on the wider masterplan for Welsh Streets under an agreement with Liverpool City Council, which could see up to 300 family properties refurbished and brought back into use.
Street improvements will include tree planting, landscape features and on-street parking.
New residents are able to personalise their homes, with PlaceFirst offering customers the opportunity to choose from a range of kitchen units and interior colours, which forms part of PlaceFirst’s strategy to make renting an appealing alternative to ownership.
Wilf Larder, director of operations at PlaceFirst, said: “These new images show how the first phase of development has retained the rich heritage features of the Victorian terrace, whilst bringing the Welsh Streets into the 21st century with innovative remodelling and distinctive landscape features. We are confident that features such as the avenues will give this development something unique and provide a safe, attractive environment where neighbours can become friends and children can play.”
The homes will be launched to market in May.