Working in partnership with the Eldonians on their affordable new homes

George Evans (CEO of the Eldonians), John Ghader (CEO of Prima Group), Craig Bradley (Specialist in Housing Delivery at Homes England), Tony McGann (Chairperson of the Eldonians), Angela Dodson (Development Manager at Prima Group) and Bill Halsall (Senior Partner at Halsall Lloyd Partnership)

George Evans (CEO of the Eldonians), John Ghader (CEO of Prima Group), Craig Bradley (Specialist in Housing Delivery at Homes England), Tony McGann (Chairperson of the Eldonians), Angela Dodson (Development Manager at Prima Group) and Bill Halsall (Senior Partner at Halsall Lloyd Partnership)

We’ve been working on an exciting proposal by the Eldonian Community Based Housing Association to build 66 much needed affordable new homes in the Love Lane area of Liverpool.

With funding from Homes England, the government’s housing agency, the Eldonians are about to start feasibility and design work on a piece of redundant land in their ownership. This brownfield site on Love Lane has been undeveloped for decades but with the support of Homes England, the Eldonians can now appoint a professional team to carry out feasibility and design appraisals on the land. The Eldonians are hopeful that this preliminary work, will lead to the development of much needed affordable new housing.

The aspiration is to deliver a mix of 66 high-quality one and two-bedroom apartments bringing city living style at affordable costs. The innovative, sustainable design for the apartments, will bring together a great mix of new and old, with modern spaces located next to existing Victorian railway structures, connecting old and new commercial activity and celebrating the heritage of the docklands area. The Eldonians will be working with their community and key partners, Prima Group and architects Halsall Lloyd Partnership to develop the plans for this modern, sustainable, community-led and green development proposal.

The concept is that the planned apartments will act as a key link to the ‘Ten Streets Initiative’, a neighbouring Liverpool City Council regeneration programme for a proposed new vibrant artisan quarter and creativity district in the Atlantic Corridor of the city and the start of the wider redevelopment of the North Dock area. The ambition to develop the scheme shows a commitment by the Eldonians to invest over £8 million in the local area, continuing their legacy of supporting regeneration in the north of the city.

Tony McGann, Chair of the Eldonians Community Based Housing Association, said: “This is an exciting scheme that’s been in the pipeline for some time and we can’t wait to take it a step closer to becoming a reality. We’re confident the proposed development will not only meet the housing needs of the local community but also offer opportunities to attract new people to the area.”

George Evans, Chief Executive of the Eldonian Community Based Housing Association, said: “The aim to turn a redundant piece of land into innovative and attractive homes for up to 168 new residents will see the Eldonians take their community-led approach to housing forward for future generations. We can see how this could be a great addition to the area, and we are pleased to be working towards delivering much needed affordable new housing.”