The housebuilder has launched sales at two developments built on former school sites in West Derby, each acquired from Liverpool City Council.
Regency Manor, on the site of the former Holly Lodge girls’ school, which relocated in 2015, comprises 51 houses, with a further nine homes to come within two Regency period grade two-listed buildings, Fremont and Sandheys. Nearby Regency Gardens brings 17 market rate and 5 affordable homes to the former Ernest Cookson school site, which had been vacant since 2010.
Redrow has reported success with early sales, with eight properties reserved at Regency Manor over the first weekend.
The schemes fall within the Liverpool Housing Partnership umbrella. LHP was established in 2014 with Redrow, contractor Willmott Dixon and Liverpool Mutual Homes involved as partners as Mayor Joe Anderson set in motion a plan to deliver 1,500 new homes and bring a further 1,000 back into use.
Receipts from the land sales on projects such as these are directed into affordable housing.
Cllr Frank Hont, cabinet member for housing at Liverpool City Council, said: “We are excited about housing in the city and one of the things we are most excited about is this strategic housing partnership.
“With Redrow, Willmott Dixon and Liverpool Mutual Homes we are working together to bring better homes to the city and deliver more social housing.
“As a city council, providing quality new homes is a key priority and the fact the partnership can deliver homes like these which, in turn, means we are able to use the receipts to build new social housing is a fantastic result. It is a partnership of which we should be very proud.”
Other LHP projects include 21 new build houses recently completed at Knights Park, Woolton, and ongoing work to build 60 homes at Redbridge Park, Fazakerley. The 18-property Woolton Fields has also recently gone on sale in Woolton.