Top of the Props: Our pick of the best new homes for sale in Merseyside

Posted 16 April 2015 by Keith Osborne

A number of significant projects for Merseyside and the historic city of Liverpool have already made many headlines over the past couple of years, including £260m proposals for regenerating the home of Liverpool Football Club, Anfield, which includes expanding the stadium and providing new houses, and a £1.5bn scheme to bring new commercial and leisure facilities to Kings Dock and Lime Street.

Liverpool City Council has set up a joint venture with regeneration specialist Sigma Inpartnership Limited called Regeneration Liverpool which is set to last 15 years to areas across the city, starting initially with the 63-acre, former Boot Estate in Norris Green. Regeneration Liverpool has already set out a £200m framework of investment opportunities in Liverpool over the next 10 years. In fact, the joint venture has recently been extended to include Neptune Developments and Countryside Properties to plan work on other priority sites.

Liverpool Vision is the Mayor of Liverpool’s economic development company and they led the way for the city at this year’s MIPIM property fair in France. There, they hope to show major investors from around the globe the range of development opportunities available around the city to provide new jobs, homes and amenities.

Riverside Home Ownership – Joseph Williams Mews, Belle Vale

This new development includes 12 two-bedroom apartments and two two-bedroom bungalows specifically built for people aged 55 and over. It offers a range of purpose-built, high-quality accommodation, including a communal area featuring a community café, shared gardens and parking areas.

The development is unique as it provides independent living but can be adaptable to the changing needs of residents. The aim is to deliver a flexible home for the residents as their care needs change, with extra services and support available to help maintain independence and control.

Riverside’s project manager, Annette Dennett, says: “The over-55s’ scheme will provide a range of housing, from care and support for the elderly, to more independent living.  We want to make sure that the accommodation doesn’t feel like an older persons’ housing scheme. This is a high quality complex for people with varying levels of independence.”

Find out more sales@riverside.org.uk ; 0151 282 8548

Lovell – Affinity at Church Fields, Garston

Developer Lovell is taking reservations on the next phase of this popular development, where timely buyers have a selection of finishes to choose from if they buy one of these 44 properties off-plan.

The development, in Raglan Close, in Garston, provides a variety of designs to meet the needs of everyone from first-time buyers to families who need more space, with a choice of three-bedroom mews houses to three- and four -bedroom semi-detached homes.

Easily accessible for commuters by road, buses, trains and even air, the development has become a haven for buyers who need easy access to the transport network. Garston has enjoyed a face lift from a regeneration programme in recent years and offers highly rated local schools amongst a vibrant community, with a wealth of shops and restaurants locally.

All the new homes are available to purchase using Help to Buy.

Find out more at www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk ; 0151 427 8098

Countryside – NGV Liverpool

The Avenue at NGV Liverpool’s collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes come complete with Countryside’s high-quality specification, including a range of additional fittings, integrated appliances and flooring fitted throughout.

Peter Vella, regional sales and marketing director, Countryside, said: “Since launching NGV Liverpool with Liverpool City Council and Regeneration Liverpool, the development has transformed the area into a vibrant and growing community. These affordable homes are attracting a new generation of first time buyers and young families, which was always our vision for the scheme.”

Find out more at www.ngvliverpool.co.uk ; 0151 226 7299

Morris Homes – Waterside Village, St Helens

Set in beautiful ‘English Garden’ themed landscaping, yet with easy access to the motorway network for Manchester and Liverpool, Waterside Village has proved popular with professionals, young families and first time buyers alike.

The properties range from one-bedroom mews homes starting at £96,750 (or £77,400 with Help to Buy) to luxury five-bedroom detached family homes with charming traditional architecture, stunningly spacious layouts and contemporary interiors.

Michele Hayes, sales manager at Morris Homes, says: “Waterside Village is a unique development with outstanding attention to detail in both the landscaping and the interior finishes. It strikes the perfect balance for people who want peaceful surroundings, but with easy access to the hustle and bustle of city life.

“The size of the properties and the wide range of nearby parks make it perfect for families, whilst the homes available through Help to Buy are ideal for aspirational first-time buyers struggling to raise a big deposit.”

Find out more at www.morrishomes.co.uk ; 01744 833820

Stanley Dock Properties – Tobacco Warehouse, Stanley Dock

Built in 1901, the Tobacco Warehouse is the world’s largest brick warehouse, spread over 13 storeys, with a vast floor area of almost 1.4million sq ft (32 acres, or 18 average football pitches).  

Stanley Dock Properties Ltd plan to build 503 luxury apartments ranging from 970 to 1,830 sq ft each. These dual-aspect units will have top-quality views, either directly overlooking Stanley Dock or south towards the city centre of Liverpool.

The building will include 60,000 sq ft of commercial space at ground floor level.  The area is also complimented by the adjoining Titanic Hotel, which was recently completed by the developer and is an example of the standard for the Tobacco Warehouse (www.titanichotelliverpool.com).

Find out more at info@stanleydock.com ; 0151 482 5790

Redrow – The ‘Buckingham’ at Calderstones Grange, Allerton

The detached ‘Buckingham’ at Calderstones Grange is priced from £699,995. It boasts a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and family area; a separate dining room or study and a formal lounge. Upstairs there are five large bedrooms, four of which have an en suite. There’s also a family bathroom and the master bedroom boasts a walk-in wardrobe.

Redrow sales director Jason Newton says: “The homes at Calderstones Grange have been designed with family living in mind. The ‘Buckingham’ is the perfect example of that as it boasts open-plan areas designed for spending quality time together, as well as spacious bedrooms for those times when you just want to relax.”

Find out more at www.redrow.co.uk/calderstones ; 0151 345 9697

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