Alexandra Drive, Aigburth

Value: £7mArchitects: Paddock Johnson Architects

In October 2019, Liverpool City Council approved our proposed scheme with Registered Social Landlord Regenda to create 73 homes in Aigburth, Liverpool.

The site of the former Liverpool Theatre School on Alexandra Drive and an adjacent parking area will become home to two new buildings, comprising 59 apartments.

The partnership with Regenda will help to bring more affordable, quality homes to the area as twenty of the homes will be apartments for shared ownership and 39 will be available through the Rent to Buy scheme.

Rent to Buy offers an alternative to people unable to access home ownership or social housing, who would likely otherwise end up renting a home from a private landlord, which could be more expensive and therefore difficult to save money.

In a separate part of the scheme, an unused late 19 century coach house, called Alexandra Court, is also being refurbished to create 14 luxury apartments for sale on the open housing market.

The construction work across all parts of the scheme is being carried out by Crossfield Living, a division of Crossfield Group that specialises in building high quality homes for both the public and private sectors.

We are members of the Considerate Constructors scheme, and as part of this the initiative’s mascot Ivor Goodsite joined members of our team to speak to pupils at nearby Matthew Arnold Primary School about the importance of keeping themselves safe by staying away from building sites.

A group of Year 11 students have also been to the Alexandra Drive and Alexandra Court sites to learn more about careers in the construction industry in a visit organised by Liverpool-based charity Everton in the Community.

The 14 apartments will be completed in Summer 2020 and the affordable rental and shared ownership homes will be finished in late 2021.

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