Regeneration of Anfield continues

Liverpool City Council has given the go-ahead to further development of the area surrounding Anfield stadium, which will result in increased green spaces, new homes and the refurbishment of current homes.

The Anfield Project, which began in 2012, is a £260m scheme which will ultimately see the creation of 1,000 new homes in the area with more than 600 new and 600 refurbished homes having been completed so far.

It’s being carried out as a partnership between Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club and Your Housing Group and the new homes will follow the expansion of Liverpool FC’s famous Anfield stadium to a capacity of 54,000.

Your Housing Group recently completed the first phase of outdoor improvements, including tree-lined pedestrian areas, private side gardens and secure compounds for communal waste bins, providing a facility never previously available for residents of homes with restricted-space alleyways.

Following cabinet approval, they will deliver more environmental works following a number of demolitions along Blessington Road and will work up designs for more than 20 homes along Breckfield North Road/Robson Street.

Your Housing Group is also proposing more homes to complete the so-called ‘Anfield Village’ area, which would see 150 new and remodelled homes added to the neighbourhood.

Councillor Ann O’Byrne, deputy mayor of Liverpool, said: ‘Anfield is undergoing a phenomenal regeneration and one that will benefit families for generations to come. It’s a team effort much like the football team, with everyone working together.

‘The eyes of the world are often on what takes place inside the stadium but the wider area is blossoming into an attractive community, one that residents can be proud to call home.”

Dave Litherland, head of regeneration for Your Housing Group, added: ‘Most of our work has been in bringing homes back into use, including converting two homes into one and rebuilding existing homes that give the area its character. The street improvements are really the icing on the cake and underline the improvements we’ve made.

‘The cabinet decision is great news. We can now move straight into the next phase of our environmental works and push on with our plans to deliver more new and remodelled homes for Anfield. There is now strong demand for homes in Anfield.’


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