New partnership could see 190 new homes built in Liverpool

Posted 1 August 2013 by Keith Osborne

Close to 200 new houses could be developed on the vacant site of Aintree's former Queen Mary High School in Liverpool, after a new development partnership was agreed. 

A partnership between developer Sigma and Liverpool Council could see the new homes built on Long Lane, as part of a wider £27m project aimed at regenerating this part of the city.

In 2007, the two created joint venture company Regeneration Liverpool, an asset-backed vehicle model, which sees the local authority providing its land and private sector partners providing the funding for schemes.

Today it was confirmed that Countryside Sigma, an affiliate company of Sigma Inpartnership, are set to submit a planning application in September to develop 190 new homes, most of which will be available to buy. Building work could start as early as next year.

Liverpool Council's cabinet member for housing, Cllr Ann O'Byrne, told the press: "I am very pleased that Regeneration Liverpool is planning to bring this site back into use."

Graeme Hogg, director at Sigma Inpartnership, added: "The development of the Queen Mary School site is a really exciting opportunity for the Partnership to deliver more quality housing for families, couples and individuals in the area."

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