ForHousing has announced it has started work on a new £3m housing development in Stockbridge Village, Knowsley.
Round Hey will comprise 18 one-bedroom apartments and six three-bedroom houses, equalling a total of 24 new homes.
The development is being built on the site of the derelict and unused St Jude’s church, which is currently being demolished and represents ForHousing’s commitment to investing in homes and spaces that fuel people’s potential and improve lives.
Nigel Sedman, group director of Homes, said: “It’s great to be on site working on this development after an uncertain few months.
“Affordable homes are needed now more than ever and we’re proud to be bringing these high-quality new homes to Stockbridge Village.
“The development will also bring some great employment opportunities to the area and follows on from the successful Barley Mow development that we completed last year.”
The scheme is being developed with support from Knowsley Borough Council.
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Cllr Tony Brennan, cabinet member for Regeneration and Economic Development, added: “I’m delighted to see this derelict site being brought back into use, providing much-needed affordable homes in Stockbridge Village.
“I look forward to seeing this work progress over the coming months.”
Funding for Round Hey includes a total of £1,248,000 from Homes England.
Completion of the development is planned for Autumn 2021.
Crossfield Construction and the architect Eden Building Design are developing the project.
Further Knowsley developments
In February this year, ForHousing completed work on the first new affordable homes built in Stockbridge Village for more than a decade with the £1.6m development of 16 homes at the former Barley Mow pub site.
ForHousing is continuing to invest in Stockbridge Village with its £12m 90-home extra care development Jackson Gardens, due to be completed this year.
There are also further plans for some smaller developments in Stockbridge Village and Knowsley, as well as a second phase at Round Hey.
ForHousing, part of the ForViva Group, owns and manages 24,000 homes in the North West of England and delivers housing management services for other landlords.
Image: CGI of the Round Hey development in Stockbridge Village, Knowsley