Construction work has begun on 11 new homes designed by Croft Goode architects for social housing provider Riverside in Liverpool, with planning permission granted for a further 10 properties.
The 11 properties on Lomond Road, Fairfield, will be a mix of two and three bedroom homes made available for affordable rent.
They are being built on an empty site that formerly housed several industrial warehouses.
Proposals for 10 new houses on nearby Alford Street would see five boarded up properties demolished to make way for new homes.
All the properties have been designed to meet the Government's Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and the Secure by Design Award.
David Croft, a director of Kirkham-based Croft Goode, said: "We went out to public consultation last year for the properties on Alford Street and had a very positive reaction to our plans.
"The local community viewed it as positive regeneration of the local area, especially as these homes replace a number of derelict properties.
"Both the scheme on Lomond Road and the plans for Alford Street will help to provide some much needed affordable properties in a part of Liverpool where demand is very high."