Redrow’s very first Regent Collection homes in Liverpool have gone on sale with spectacular success in West Derby.
Fresh from the official show home opening on Friday (June 23) by Cllr Frank Hont, Liverpool City Council cabinet member for housing, eight properties at Regency Manor, off Mill Lane, were immediately reserved at the weekend.
Redrow also launched its Heritage Collection homes at the nearby Regency Gardens, on the same day.
Both developments are on former school sites bought from the City Council and the land sale receipts will be directly invested in affordable housing as part of the Liverpool Housing Partnership.
Officially opening Redrow’s Hanover and Cadogan show homes at Regency Manor, Cllr Hont told guests: “We are excited about housing in the city and one of the things we are most excited about is this strategic housing partnership.
“With Redrow, Willmott Dixon and Liverpool Mutual Homes we are working together to bring better homes to the city and deliver more social housing.
“As a city council providing quality new homes is a key priority and the fact the partnership can deliver homes like these which, in turn, means we are able to use the receipts to build new social housing is a fantastic result. It is a partnership of which we should be very proud.”
Redrow’s 51 Regent Collection new homes are being built to Lifetime Homes standards, designed to look like any other home but easily adaptable to different stages of people’s lives. Local ward councillor Pam Thomas, herself a wheelchair user, gave them the thumbs up.
“Lifetime Homes isn’t about being fully accessible, but it is flexible. It makes future changes possible. There’s room to turn a wheelchair in the downstairs cloakroom, which is also pre-plumbed so a shower could be added later. The stairs are wider so a stairlift could be added at a later date and there’s even space available for a through-floor lift if needed one day,” Cllr Thomas explained. “These homes are great.”
Steve Greenhalgh, Redrow managing director, said the designs were based on traditional Regency period architecture of the early 19th century and would complement two Grade II listed buildings, Fremont and Sandheys, which were built around that time and which Redrow will refurbish to create nine more properties.
“The development has exceeded my expectations. When I first visited, the site was very overgrown and quite neglected. Now it looks wonderful with all this landscaping, mature trees and fabulous red sandstone wall at the entrance,” said Steve, who thanked the site team and sub-contractors for their role in getting the properties ready.
Regency Manor and its near neighbour Regency Gardens are the latest Redrow developments to launch within the Liverpool Housing Partnership, with 21 new homes recently completed at Knights Park, Woolton, and work ongoing to build 60 new homes at Redbridge Park, Fazakerley. The 18-property Woolton Fields has also recently gone on sale in Woolton.
“All of the developments are on previously used brownfield sites,” Steve explained.
Regency Manor is situated on the former site of Holly Lodge Girls School, which relocated to brand new £7 million, purpose built premises in 2015, while Regency Gardens will transform the old Ernest Cookson school site, which has lain empty since the school relocated in 2010.
The latter will feature 17 three and four-bedroom homes from Redrow’s Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection plus five affordable properties.
- Featuring a mix of terraces, semi-detached and detached properties, the first of Regency Manor’s two, three four and five-bedroom homes were released for sale at prices from £199,995 to £429,995; while Regency Gardens’ three and four-bedroom detached homes went on sale from £322,995 to £354,995.
- Both developments are being sold from Regency Manor, now open daily from 10am to 5.30pm.
For more information see www.redrow.co.uk/regencymanor or call 0151 515 6364.