The CLT says the main driver of the project is to keep future tenants’ energy bills low and their homes warm and healthy.
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‘Liverpool city centre needs new Grade A office space to attract companies and highly skilled jobs so we can continue to grow our economy.’
‘Upper Central is vital to this city’s economic future and such is the scale of its potential it will be a huge employer for generations to come.’
The announcement marks a return to house building for the local authority, who built the first council houses in Europe in 1869 to tackle issues with sanitation and poor health.
The initiative, which will allow people to rent homes at 80% of market rent, will be launched with a pilot project involving 14 new homes in Dingle.
Liverpool-based social enterprise PLACED have launched the PLACED Academy in the hope of inspiring new architects, planners and urban designers.
The council say they have ‘long-held ambitious plans’ for the site but due to lack of funding, they’ve been unable to carry out remediation works.
The works, set to be undertaken by contractor Willmott Dixon, will aim to remediate land around Bixteth Street Gardens in Liverpool’s commercial district.
The Baltic Triangle now serves as Liverpool’s creative and digital quarter and is also home to many popular night-time economy venues.
‘As Harry Enfield and his chums would say about anyone from Liverpool, including me – “calm down, calm down”.’