A developer is being sought to breathe new life into 177 inner city homes in Liverpool.
Liverpool City Council is inviting expressions of interest from developers to refurbish vacant council-owned properties in the Kensington, Granby and Picton renewal areas
The works, which have an estimated value of £14m, will bring 177 vacant homes back into use as part of a major refurbishment and rebuild programme. The selected organisation/s will finance the work.
The council is looking to improve the quality of housing for local residents, widen choice and provide a better mix of affordable properties for sale or rent.
Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for housing and community safety, Cllr Ann O’Byrne, said: “In such difficult economic times, it’s more important than ever that we find new and innovative ways of improving our housing stock. These plans reaffirm our commitment to continue working with partners, to attract vital investment and bring vacant properties back into use, despite the Government’s scrapping of the Housing Market Renewal scheme.
“We are looking forward to identifying first-class organisations to work in partnership with the council and stakeholders to deliver exciting change in these areas.
The project has been divided into three separate lots. Once covers four streets i the Granby renewal area, one covers a group of pre-1919 terraces in Picton near Liverpool Women’s Hospital and one features similar properties in Kensington.