DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: MARWOOD TOWER, LIVERPOOL

JV NorthAHP 2015/18, Communities, HCA, News

One of Liverpool’s landmark towers has been transformed into modern apartments for over 55s and supported housing in an £8m scheme.

Some 57 Marwood Tower flats have been remodelled by JV North member Liverpool Mutual Homes.

A new section was built in an arc around the tower’s base providing 24 new apartments.

An encapsulated courtyard garden features an all-weather bowling green and relaxing gardens.

Covered walkways that open in the centre of the courtyard add comfort and link the old and new buildings together.

Sustainable measures include LED lights, rainwater harvesting for the garden and the tower clad in an insulated, soundproof rain screen material.

Liverpool Mutual Homes worked with support charity Imagine and a number of the apartments allow people with support needs to live independently.

JV North member: Liverpool Mutual Homes
Scheme name:   Marwood Tower
Location: Everton
Scheme cost: £8.5 million
Number of units: 81
Tenure:                 Affordable housing
HCA funding: £1.62 million
Architect: John McCall Architects
Contractor: Willmott Partnership Homes 
Quantity Surveyor: Savills