Housing group promising further investment into Anfield homes
The organisation behind the multi-million transformation of housing near Liverpool’s Anfield football stadium says the community can look forward to further investment in the area.
Your Housing Group has marked five years since its partnership with Liverpool Football Club and Liverpool City Council began.
It joined forces with the council and the football club in 2013 to unveil a new vision for Anfield, designed to make the community a more attractive place to live and work.
The housing aspect of the wider Anfield Project has seen more than 400 new and refurbished homes created as well as improvements to landscaping and gardens.
YHG has invested more than £23m into developing 161 new homes for private rent and shared ownership and most recently bringing a further 27 homes back into use for affordable rent and fit for the needs of Anfield residents.
Smaller terraced houses have been combined to create larger, family homes with improved outside space, some with gardens for the first time.
Demolition of poor quality homes has created more open spaces, part of which will feature communal bin stores so residents no longer need to leave rubbish bags in rear alleyways.
Work on the final phases of YHG housing investment is underway, together with environmental improvements to improve the street scene.
Brian Cronin, chief executive of YHG, said: “It’s been a real privilege to have played a part in Anfield’s regeneration and witness hundreds of new families move into the area thanks to our house-building programme.
“Anfield is a shining example of how we’ve worked together with our partners to transform it into a place of opportunity where people want to live and work.
“In just five short years Anfield has become a thriving community that people are proud to call home. With our housing work heading towards completion this year, the community deserves a successful High Street and we hope the partners’ vision sees this aspiration become a reality.”
Cllr Ann O’Byrne, deputy mayor of Liverpool, said: “The rebirth of the Anfield neighbourhood is arguably one of the greatest regeneration achievements in Britain in the past decade.
“It is the perfect example of a true public and private partnership working in harmony to improve a community be it the housing offer, shopping, public amenities and greenspace.”