Liverpool Mutual Homes’ recently completed redevelopment of Marwood Towers, Everton, has been shortlisted for a prestigious regeneration award.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards showcase the most inspirational regional developments, with a focus on project design, appearance, size, cost and commitment to sustainability.
Shortlisted in the Regeneration category for the North West region, LMH’s £8.5 million Marwood Towers’ overhaul has breathed new life into a landmark building on one of the major arterial routes into Liverpool.
The tower block was built in 1965 as ‘general needs’ flats, but over time became rundown and under-used. LMH moved the last tenants out in February 2013 and appointed John McCall Architects to design an ambitious scheme, combining sustainability with kerb appeal.
As well as refurbishing the 57 original apartments and adding energy-saving cladding, 24 new-build units were built around the base of the tower, complete with a courtyard garden.
This transformation was undertaken in partnership with principal contractor Wilmott Dixon Housing and took 18-months to complete.
Regional award winners will be announced at a special event in Liverpool on 19th May.
Chris Bowen, Development Director at LMH, said: “We are delighted that Marwood Towers has been shortlisted for the RICS Regeneration Award.
“Long-term regeneration is about high-quality modern accommodation with a range of sustainability and community facilities, not just bringing rundown homes back into use.
As a major force in the renewal of neighbourhoods across Merseyside, LMH went the extra mile at Marwood – creating a lasting legacy for Everton and a fitting gateway to the wider ‘Project Jenifer’ urban regeneration project.”