The land has been gifted to Riverside by Liverpool City Council as part of the mayoral pledge to deliver 2,078 new homes in Liverpool city by 2015. The pledge is being delivered by Liverpool Housing Consortium (LHC), made up of housing associations Riverside, Plus Dane Group, SLH Group and Symphony Housing Group. The consortium has submitted a proposal to support Liverpool City Council in the delivery of 1,000 new homes over three years on sites identified within the council's strategic land disposal programme.
Following a competitive tender process, GB Building Solutions was awarded the first contract to develop one of the identified sites. The team is working closely with Riverside to develop its local supply chain, and to ensure the local community gets maximum benefit from the opportunities for work and employment created by the development.
GB Building Solutions director Shaun Wordsworth said: "We are delighted to be working with Riverside to develop much needed affordable housing in this area. Our approach to delivering real benefits to the local economy impressed both Liverpool Housing Consortium (LHC) and the planners, and we're looking forward to developing closer working relations with many suppliers in this area."
The development comprises 50 two-bedroom houses, two one-bedroom bungalows, three two-bedroom bungalows, four one-bedroom apartments and 16 two-bedroom apartments, all of which will be available for affordable rent.
The development is scheduled to be complete in January 2015.