Elm Terrace, a pioneering regeneration scheme in the heart of Kensington that brought two dilapidated Georgian Terraced Houses back to life, has been shortlisted in the North West RICS awards under the Building Conservation category.
Frank Rogers carried out all works at the £1million scheme utilising a range of modern day and traditional technologies to restore the Grade 2 listed buildings for housing association, Riverside.
Dean Rogers Managing Director of Frank Rogers said:
“It’s fantastic to see the scheme recognised by RICS as part of their prestigious annual awards.”
The two adjoining properties had fallen into a poor state with one severely fire damaged whilst the other was suffering from wood rot and extreme dilapidation. Built in 1840 on Beech Street, the properties had fallen into a state of disrepair and were being targeted by vandals and used by rough sleepers. This ambitious and bold move by Riverside complements their existing regeneration projects in the area, as part of Liverpool City Council’s empty homes strategy.
Riverside’s development manager, Justine Gore, said:
“This development provides much needed smaller accommodation for affordable rent in the area, following the introduction of the bedroom tax, and is part of our bid to provide more homes for Britain.”
“Our team has worked closely with Riverside, Croft Goode Architects and English Heritage to carry out works that were in line with the original design, but would allow the homes to be brought up to date with modern standards. Together we explored a mix of technologies, product and applications to realise the best outcome for these stunning properties.”
Frank Rogers employed own in house team of skilled contractors to carry out the works, remodelling and restoring the homes to create nine one bed apartments, each of which are now fully occupied.