Liverpool Housing Partnership is an agreement between Liverpool City Council and private developer Redrow Homes, affordable housing provider Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) and property contractor Wilmott Dixon to drive up the range and quality of properties in the city. Redrow Homes and LMH will jointly build 1,500 new homes and LMH aims to bring up to 1,000 back into use as part of a £205 million investment over the next five years.
Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading homebuilders, completing over 4,700 new homes across England and Wales in the 2015/16 financial year, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors, while the newly introduced Regent Collection displays Georgian influenced exterior design but still with that same combination of period-style architecture and 21st century interiors.
Redrow has a strong association with Liverpool – founder/chairman Steve Morgan was born and spent his childhood years in Garston; the housebuilder has completed around 2,000 new homes in and around Liverpool during its 40-plus year history; and ongoing developments include Summerhill Park, in the Broadgreen area, as well as Knights Park, Woolton and Redbridge Park, Fazakerley, under the banner of the Liverpool Housing Partnership.
The group has won numerous awards over the years, including Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards for two of the last three years. The group employs over 2,000 people as well as providing work for thousands of sub-contractors and supporting a mostly UK based supply chain. Redrow has been a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for four consecutive years.
LMH was created in 2008 after a stock transfer saw it take over Liverpool Council’s remaining 15,000 properties, making it the city’s largest housing association.
LMH has exceeded all 135 promises it made to the local authority as part of the transfer agreement. These included a £400m programme, which improved all 15,000 homes to exceed the government’s Decent Homes Standard.
LMH is committed to addressing the housing shortage in Merseyside and continues to build and renovate affordable homes to the highest standards. It builds modern sustainable homes, which are energy efficient and well located across the Liverpool City Region.
Concerned with more than bricks and mortar, LMH reinvests profits into schemes that support tenants and communities, address deprivation and promote inclusion.
With the highly experienced housing professional Steve Coffey as Chief Executive, a passionate and determined management board, and a talented and committed team in place, LMH is an organisation that can deliver on its promises.
Willmott Dixon is a contracting, residential development and property support company that recently won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. There are three streams to their business:
In the Capital Works division, it works with government, local authority, RP and private sector clients, delivering capital projects in education, justice, retail, health and private social housing. They also deliver interior design and fit-out services, plus sustainability consultancy to meet the low carbon challenges we all face
In the Regen division, they develop high quality residential units for sale through their company Prime Place, often as part of mixed-use projects and, through be:here, they are involved in developing and managing residential accommodation for the private rental sector
In Support Services, they deliver a range of planned, preventative and responsive care to property, which includes maintaining over 180,000 homes across the UK and providing a fast efficient service to a number of commercial brands. They are also an official Green Deal and ECO provider with an in-house expertise to improve energy efficiency for residents and corporate property owners alike.