Bootle Vvhc Tower

Summer start for Bootle tower block overhaul

Developer VVHC is aiming to complete a comprehensive redevelopment of a 16-storey tower block in Bootle by 2020 after securing planning permission from Sefton Council.

The scheme, to be delivered alongside registered provider One Vision Housing and contractor Carroll Build, will see the currently-vacant Irlam House redeveloped into an elderly care hub.

Irlam House reaches 16 storeys and dates to 1964; it had previously been earmarked for demolition.

Works will include the addition of two further storeys to the building, the addition of a restaurant and communal lounge, while there will be 90 apartments for the elderly.

Other facilities proposed by the developer include a gym and yoga room, viewing decks, cinema, craft rooms, and beauty therapy rooms. Condy Lofthouse is the architect.

Sefton’s planning committee gave the scheme the go-ahead earlier this week, and VVHC is aiming to start on site in the summer and complete the build in autumn 2020.

Roy Kenny of VVHC said: “This is great news for local people as they can look forward to the very best standards of care and will no longer need to leave the neighbourhood in which they grew up to access it.”

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