The £260m regeneration of Anfield is a partnership between Liverpool City Council, Your Housing Group and Liverpool Football Club. Within this regeneration work the housing projects are providing much-needed homes for local residents and are helping to build a better community. The work seeks to use local labour, local supply chains and supports apprenticeships wherever possible.
At least 82 traditional terraced properties will have been refurbished by summer 2018. These include the innovative remodelling of traditional terraced housing to create approximately 46 refurbished larger family homes in the Anfield Village area fit for the 21st century. As part of the project we are also providing gardens for some of the larger homes. The work has been featured by the Department for Communities and Local Government as best practice in estate regeneration.
This area sees a total of 161 new homes created in partnership with Keepmoat LCC and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Keepmoat are currently on site building 100 homes for sale.
Trees and public garden spaces coming to Anfield Village
The Anfield Environmental Regeneration Project will transform the Anfield Village area by introducing more open space, trees and wide pavements. This exciting programme is split into two phases:
Phase 1: Derelict properties facing Burnand Street have been demolished and have been replaced with a tree-lined pavement, private side gardens for Gorst, Balfour, Randolph and Hayfield Streets, together with additional pedestrian space. Another new feature will be secure compounds containing communal waste bins for Village residents (see the boxed text for more details). Liverpool City Council will also be enhancing street lighting. This phase will complete early in January 2018
Phase 2: The next phase will commence in spring / summer 2018 following the demolition of the properties along Blessington Road. It will again provide a tree lined pavement, private side gardens and a wider pedestrian pavement, enhancing the outside space in this part of Anfield Village.
Some of the work we’ve already completed includes the restoration of historic terraced homes and innovative refurbishment projects, which have seen smaller traditional terraced houses combined to create larger quality family homes, like those in Gurnall and Saker Street, and Rockfield Road, while conversions have also taken place in neighbouring streets too.
Over 70 new houses have been created as part of the 2-into-1s initiative, with a waiting list of local residents being given priority for the new re-modelled homes.
Mark Tattersall, Chair of Your Housing Group, said: “This renovation project forms part of the wider £260m regeneration plan, which is transforming the Anfield area and breathing life into north Liverpool. Our work in Anfield is part of our wider vision to create places to thrive and develop more homes for people at all stages of life.
“We’re proud to see family homes of this size, quality and tenure in high demand as the regeneration initiative continues, so we expect there to be lots of interest in these properties. Each one has been rebuilt to its former glory, combining modern and traditional features which ensure they’re functional but full of character.”
Carl Moore, Head of Affordable Housing within Homes and Communities Agency North West, said: “The work at Anfield has progressed significantly since my last visit, this project is an excellent example of private and public sector partners working to deliver a significant urban regeneration scheme. From the public realm outside the improved football ground, to the environmental works along Burnand, to the newly improved homes, the Anfield area is in the final stage of being transformed and will a represent step change for the local community."
Celebrated designer helps promote Anfield
Famous fashion designer Wayne Hemingway has designed a new marketing brand for the area, marking Anfield as a neighbourhood offering unique opportunities as a place to live and work.
The vibrant, eye-catching letter ‘A’, part of the new brand created by Hemingway Design, will become a recognised symbol for Anfield and has been launched via a new brochure designed to attract people and businesses to the area.
Working alongside Your Housing Group, the brochure – which can be downloaded here – focuses on the incredible heritage of the area, from Stanley Park to Liverpool Football Club, its connections to Liverpool as a centre of business and commerce, and its easy access to the rest of the region and beyond.
Have a housing enquiry for Your Housing Group? Get in touch
If you have any questions about Your Housing Group’s work on the Anfield Project or would like to enquire about a property please email Sarah Kemp at Dave.Litherland@yourhousinggroup.co.uk or call 0345 345 0272.