Published: 16th Jul 2018

Plus Dane Housing, in partnership with Liverpool City Council and Homes England, have announced the first of 99 affordable homes to be rebuilt in Liverpool’s Welsh Streets has been completed. The homes are being opened up to provide larger kitchen and living spaces, and there will also be a programme of improvements which includes addressing structural defects such as subsidence replacing timber floors with insulated concrete floors, external wall insulation, new roofs, re-wiring, new heating systems, new windows and, new kitchens and bathrooms. Existing tenants currently living in Welsh Streets will be given the right to return to their properties once work has been completed. The streets were built in the 1870’s to house Welsh workers in the city but many of the Victorian properties have been derelict for decades. In 2005 they were condemned for demolition under New Labour’s controversial Pathfinder scheme. Madeleine Nelson, Acting Chief Executive of Plus … (To read the full article, subscribe below)