Work starts on £40m Liverpool resi project
Eric Wright Construction has broken ground to build 185 apartments and 10 townhouses off Lightbody Street at Stanley Dock.
Torus is the developer behind the project, which will transform the former industrial site into a neighbourhood.
All of the homes in the scheme will be designated rent-to-buy. They will be a mixture of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.
Designed by Tim Groom, the project also includes 7,700 sq ft of commercial space.
Planning permission was granted in November last year.
Steve Coffey, chief executive of Torus, said: “As a leading investor in new homes in North Liverpool, Torus is incredibly proud of what this development signifies not only for the people of the city, but for the area itself.
“Lightbody Street is the first residential development of its kind in this part of the city and will provide genuinely affordable housing options in a central location, so I am proud that Torus is leading the way in regenerating a part of the city that has been overlooked.”
James Eager, director of Eric Wright Construction, said the company was “proud” to work on the affordable housing scheme.
Eager said: “This development will sensitively repurpose the disused land, to meet the needs of future residents and visitors to the city.”
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority contributed nearly £3m to the scheme from its Brownfield Land Fund.
Regarding the Lightobyd Street scheme, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said: “This is an area that has been crying out for investment for decades and it’s so encouraging to see investors staking a claim in its revival, helping local residents to lay down roots in an area that promises to have a really exciting future ahead of it.”