Site start for £25m housing scheme in Walton
Tuesday 02 February 2016
Construction work on a £25m pound project to regenerate the
former Walton Hospital site in Liverpool with a mixed-use housing
scheme is underway.
The scheme, being developed by Mulbury, will create 125 new
affordable homes for Riverside - 37 of which will be available for
Shared Ownership - and 70 homes for private sale. An Aldi
supermarket is also being built on part of the site.
Representatives from Mulbury and Riverside, were joined on-site
by the Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Ann O'Byrne, to mark
the official start of works by building contractor Harbur
Jeanette Grady, Sales & New Business Manager at Riverside
Home Ownership added: "Our shared ownership homes on the
development will give home buyers a helping hand onto the property
ladder and into a great new home. Home owners will be perfectly
situated to enjoy a residential neighbourhood which has easy access
to the city centre. We expect the development to be very
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ann O'Byrne, said: "This is a fantastic
scheme which will create good quality homes and also see a new
community created in this area. It is yet more evidence that we are
delivering on our commitment to build 5,000 much needed new
properties in the city, giving people with a range of budgets a
wider choice of accommodation in the rented and private
Andrew Booth, land and planning director at Mulbury, said:
"Before we took on this scheme, the site had been lying vacant for
some time and there were complex legal, planning and technical
challenges to overcome before it could be redeveloped. The
remediation of the site is progressing well given the challenging
nature of the project. We're now looking forward to seeing these
new homes come out of the ground over the coming months and a new
community taking shape."
The scheme will create 125 homes for shared equity sale and
affordable rent on behalf of Riverside, while a further 70 homes
will be built by Mulbury for open market sale.
The Aldi supermarket will create up to 50 jobs and is expected
to complete by summer 2016. The housing part of the scheme is due
to be complete by the end of 2017.