9th July 2021
Houses in Pengwern Street, Gwydir Street, High Park Street and Kinmel Street in Toxteth have been completely refurbished as part of a major £17m project to transform the 127 existing terraced properties into 99 modern, contemporary affordable homes.
The Victorian terraced homes have been transformed into a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes. All have been sensitively restored, and provide a high standard of modern energy efficiency.
The second phase of the scheme, comprising 44 homes was completed last week when tenants returned to a property that had been extended and adapted to meet and future proof the needs of their disabled child.
Our director of development, Chris McAllister, said: “The transformation of the Welsh Streets area in recent years is a real success story for L8, and we are very proud of the work we have done to bring these homes back and restore a real sense of community here.
“After the setback of the pandemic, it is fantastic to have the Welsh Streets development back on track and we are thrilled to welcome our new and returning customers into these fantastic homes.”
On site, 28 of the existing properties were expanded into larger three and four bedroom homes by converting two into one, including that of Mohamad Maouas and Amina Al Khalil.
Mr Mouas said: “I am very happy that my family has a chance thanks to Plus Dane, the new home is nice for us and thank you to everyone who has helped us.”
Our extensive redevelopment of the Welsh Streets is bringing properties back into use that have been empty for years.
The ambitious project is being delivered in collaboration with a range of partners and stakeholders, including Liverpool City Council, Homes England, Penny Lane Builders and the Halsall Lloyd Partnership.
Gerard McEvoy, managing director of Penny Lane Builders, said: “We are very proud to be involved in such a significant project for the L8 community. My family grew up in the area and we understand the history here and the impact of the regeneration scheme. The Welsh Streets is not just a project, it’s also reviving the community in giving people homes they can be proud of.”
Councillor Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Development and Housing, said: “I’m really happy to see families returning to quality homes in the Welsh Streets. It’s a great example of what can be achieved when our housing partners work with us to properly invest in our communities. Liverpool 8 is a vibrant area with a strong sense of community – this has been evident throughout the pandemic. I hope our returning and new families can find security in this and enjoyment in their new homes.”
The third and final phase of the redevelopment is scheduled to be completed in March 2022.