Marwood Towers, Everton
|Location||Boundary Street East, Liverpool, L5 5EL|
|Tenure||Affordable Rent / Over 55s|
|Developer||Liverpool Mutual Homes|
|Main contractor||Willmott Dixon|
|Planning approved||March 2015|
|Start of work||March 2015|
|Find out more||https://www.liverpoolmutualhomes.org/developments/marwood-towers|
LMH’s £8.5 million redevelopment project has transformed a landmark building situated on the major northern route in and out of the city centre into high-quality modern apartments, including specialist accommodation for over 55s.
Situated on land between Great Homer Street and Kirkdale Road, Everton, LMH’s Marwood Towers’ development has delivered a lasting legacy for Liverpool.
The high-rise apartment block originally opened in 1965 as ‘general needs’ flats, but over time became rundown and outdated. LMH’s ambitious redevelopment called for the complete refurbishment of the original 57 flats and the addition of 24 new-build apartments, providing supported accommodation.
LMH moved the last tenants out in February 2013 and appointed John McCall Architects to design an ambitious scheme, which combines sustainability with kerb appeal and a range of community facilities.
Benefits include modern energy-saving insulation, which not only visually enhances the 15-storey tower but also tackles fuel poverty.
Launched in January 2017, the Marwood Towers scheme has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Regeneration Award, as well as the Best Partnering Scheme title at the national Housing Excellence Awards.
Marwood Towers is a key gateway site to ‘Project Jennifer’, an ambitious redevelopment that’s transforming this part of North Liverpool.
Project Jennifer is delivering wider benefits along the Great Homer Street corridor, including a new supermarket, new shops, improved public spaces and new homes.
Main project contractor Willmott Dixon worked with local schools, colleges and universities, offering opportunities to visit site and take part in workshops. A number of local educational establishments were also supported with their individual programme of works.
High-level outcomes include:
- 17 National Vocational Qualifications Supported
- 147 School/College/University Site Visits
- 300 Apprentice Weeks (Existing), 52 Apprentice Weeks (Project initiated)
- 829 Short Courses
- 149 School/College Workshops
- 38 Work Experience Placements
- 45 University Research Projects Supported