Local people have rushed to rent homes that are part of a multi-million pound refurbishment of the Welsh Streets, with the first phase selling out in just 24 hours.
Specialist North West developer, Placefirst, held an open event on High Park Street at the weekend showcasing the reinvention of dozens of Victorian terraces.
Phase one sold out almost instantly, with strong interest shown in the next phase of properties for rent, due to be released soon.
David Smith-Milne, managing director of Placefirst, said:
“Most of our applications are from people living in the L8 area or those who used to live here and want to move back. There has been a real mix of families, couples, people sharing and single people who have all signed up immediately for these reinvented rental homes.”
“It has always been our plan to provide great quality homes for local people, so to see exactly that happening is hugely rewarding for everyone.”
Placefirst is committed to restoring the local Liverpool heritage and building a sense of community by providing top quality properties to rent.
The houses were originally built by Welsh migrants and named after Welsh towns, valleys and villages. The sympathetic reinvention is preserving the best of yesterday and enhancing them with the best of today.
“We anticipate demand for the next phase of homes being as strong, if not stronger, than the release of first houses.
“When people came to look around they were so impressed by the standard of the refurbishment, fixtures and fittings that we’ve incorporated, that they signed up to rent one of our properties immediately.”
Several people took to social people to comment on the transformation. Lisa Edmanson wrote on Facebook: ” They are really lovely, we’ve had a look around and (will be) getting one. Highly recommend them.”
And Paula Lynch also commented: “We need to do this with more of our older houses instead of demolishing perfectly good houses, the refurbishment of the Welsh streets is amazing.”
Community life is a high priority for Placefirst, which is creating landscaped outdoor areas for socialising and playing. Rear property extensions, yards and alleys will be replaced by a mix of private terraces and community avenues to bring to life the outdoor space.
The reinvention of the Welsh Street will offer 250 new two, three and four bedroom homes for rent at competitive prices that reflect the standard, quality and level of the refurbishment.
Anyone interested in the new homes can register interest by calling the resident service team on 0300 555 5564, or via: www.placefirst.co.uk/developments/welsh-streets