Elliot Group’s Percy Place project commences after delay

Percy Street terrace

Developer Elliot Group has announced that it is to begin work immediately on the refurbishment of a listed Georgian terrace in Liverpool’s Canning neighbourhood following the resolution of a right-of-way issue.

The nine properties, which form an L-shape along Percy Street and Upper Parliament Street, have been empty since 2008 when they were last occupied as bedsits.

They will now be restored to full family homes in a scheme worth £3.2m.

Elliot Group director Elliot Lawless says he’d “hoped to have completed the project by now”, but that it was “right that we get things on the firmest possible footing”.

He added: “It was a little frustrating as we just had to sit it out whilst the freeholder ironed out a right of way issue.

“That’s done now, so we’ve been able to complete on the acquisition and I have men on site already cracking on,” he said.

Lawless began his development career refurbishing grand Georgian houses in Canning, and says he’s looking forward to “getting back to his roots”.

“I know the area intimately.

“There’s a lovely domestic scale to the architecture and, as the BBC recently showed in its programme ‘A House Through Time’, every building tells a story.

“After years of neglect it’s time to let these lovely homes write a new chapter.”