Tunstall Street is a row of Victorian terraced properties facing the new Archbishop Blanche School off Smithdown Road, Liverpool. The street was acquired by Liverpool City Council as part of the ‘Housing Market Renewal Initiative’ with the intention of including the street in a wider demolition and new build programme. However, the removal of the HMRI funding and a subsequent change in Government policy has made this aspiration unachievable. After the withdrawal of funding, the houses have stood empty for a number of years.
The 25 remaining 3 bedroom properties have been excluded from the neighbouring Homes for £1 scheme due to both the level of intensive work required and the challenging nature of on-street parking in the street, which fronts on to the new Archbishop Blanch school and is a significant through route for school traffic.
The condition of the properties have deteriorated further over the winter and emergency works were secured in order to ensure against further demolition. The Council have undertaken an assessment of the site and the refurbishment was the most economic effective model over demolition and rebuild.
The Flanagan Group took possession of the site in 2018 and have commenced works as instructed. A brief outline of the works involved are as followed;
- Full/partial structural rebuilds to substructure and superstructure
- New roof, windows and doors
- New level front and rear access
- Complete rewire
- New kitchens and bathrooms
- DPC and re-plaster, full decoration
- Secure rear of property including alleyway walls and back gates
- Enhanced energy efficiency solutions
Estimated completion, second quarter 2020.