Redrow seeks approval for Holly Lodge homes

The former Holly Lodge Girls’ College in West Derby is set to be redeveloped into 60 homes under proposals lodged with Liverpool City Council.

Redrow proposes to build 51 new homes from its Regent collection, which will help to fund the restoration of two grade two-listed listed buildings known as Sandheys and Fremont.

The properties will be converted into nine one-, two- and three-bedroom homes.

Redrow is seeking permission to demolish the original lodge, which has already been declared ineligible for listing by English Heritage.

Holly Lodge Girls’ College moved into its new Emmeline Pankhurst Building in March this year.

The relocation led to the school’s old site being included in the Liverpool Housing Partnership, a project between Redrow, the council and Liverpool Mutual Homes. Profits from the development will contribute to the cost of the city’s Schools Investment Programme.

Faye Whiteoak, development director for Redrow, said: “We’re seeking full planning permission for 51 new homes, demolition consent for the unlisted buildings and listed building consent to sensitively refurbish Sandheys and Fremont, which are both grade two-listed.

“By demolishing the unlisted buildings and developing some of 51 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes from our Regent collection in their place, we will ensure the survival of the two listed buildings and boost the Schools Investment Programme. A historic pond will be retained as a feature of the development, as will the vast majority of mature trees, supplemented by new planting.”

Subject to planning consent Redrow hopes to begin work on site at Holly Lodge by February 2016 and to have a show home open nine months later.

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