Liverpool City Council has granted planning permission for Your Housing Group to build an 84-home development on the site of the former market in Kensington, just east of Liverpool city centre.
Work will start later this month on the £10.5m scheme, to be called Market Grange, which is part-funded with a £3.15m grant from Homes England. The 2.3 acre site lies on land south of Prescot Road between Lister Road and Lockerby Road.
In total there will be 54 one and two bedroom apartments within two apartment blocks, available for affordable rent. The scheme also includes 30 two and three bedroom houses available for shared ownership, which will benefit from rear gardens. The development will have landscaping and car parking for more than 100 cars as well as on-site cycle storage.
The two landmark three-storey blocks of apartments will enhance the street scene along Prescot Road, with the traditional two-storey housing to the rear. The location is well connected with easy access to the M62 and the wider motorway network and Liverpool City Centre is within easy reach with a good bus service. Edgehill Station is just a mile away.
Lorraine Donnelly, Director of Development for Your Housing Group said: “This development is designed to offer young families the opportunity to live close to the city centre in much-needed affordable homes. Prescot Road is one of Liverpool’s historic high streets and the scheme will contribute towards the ongoing regeneration of this area, supporting the local district centre. A range of retail, leisure and community amenities are all within easy walking distance of the site.”
Your Housing Group became one of Homes England’s Strategic Partners earlier this year.
MCI Developments, based in Wigan, has been appointed architects and contractors. Construction work is due to start at the end of June and the development is due to be completed by November 2020.