LMH plots £8m tower block refurb

LIVERPOOL Mutual Homes (LMH) has submitted plans to renovate a 1960s block of flats in north Liverpool.

It wants to refurbish Marwood Tower’s 57 flats and add 24 in a new building to provide 81 flats for people aged over 55.

The £8m scheme, near Great Homer Street, is part of a council run initiative to create an extra 2,500 homes in the city through a consortium which consists of Ewloe-based Redrow Homes, social landlord Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) and building contractor Willmott Dixon.

Redrow Homes and LMH will jointly build 1,500 new homes and LMH will bring 1,000 back into use. The partnership will run for five years. The council is selling land, and empty homes but the partners will have to put in their own funding.

The designs by John McCall Architects include a courtyard garden for residents, including an all-weather bowling green and outdoor gym equipment.

LMH chief executive Steve Coffey said: “We moved people out in February 2013 as it needed significant investment and a substantial overhaul. We’ve taken great care in developing a scheme that would look fantastic, meet housing demand in the city and provide great quality of life for residents.  

“Marwood Tower is a landmark building on the major route in and out of the north side of the city seen by millions of people a year making their way to tourist attractions like Aintree Racecourse and the football stadiums. It forms the gateway to the neighbouring Project Jennifer scheme so it would also play a major part in the on-going regeneration of the wider community.”

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