FAMILIES from different faiths, cultures and backgrounds who live side by side in Liverpool came together for a very special street party at the weekend.
HPBC home partners Hannah and Martin interviewed for BBC TV News as part of a feature about lack of affordable homes in Liverpool.
Our multi award winning Kingsley Road community-led project of 32 homes in Toxteth, Liverpool is virtually complete and the final home partners have moved in. We’re proud to have created a new neighbourhood with a real community feel.
Currently we have no new homes available for sale. However we are actively exploring new sites and are in discussions to deliver more of our innovative homes, with prices kept low through sweat equity, volunteer labour and donations of money, materials and goods in kind.
A LIVERPOOL housing scheme nearing completion has won yet another national award for its unique approach.
The 32-property Kingsley Road scheme in the Granby-Toxteth district, was named Best Collective or Group Self Build Project at the 2016 Build It awards.
Since teaming up in 2012, Wienerberger has donated 17,000 roof tiles, over 1,800 square meters of roof felt, around 10,000 engineering bricks and 132 packs of block paving which is 88,000 individual blocks.
Wienerberger has also donated funds to the project, including fundraising for the 2014 BUPA Great Manchester Run and after being recognised by the CBME Safety Award Scheme and donating the prize money when the charity suffered a heart-breaking theft in 2015.
HOUSING Minister Brandon Lewis has been introduced to a unique housing project in Liverpool, which combines an element of self-build with shared ownership.
Purchasers of homes at the Housing People, Building Communities’ Kingsley Road development in Toxteth spend up to 500 hours helping to build the properties – and can then buy them on a shared ownership basis through the charity’s development partner Sanctuary Group.
HEARTLESS thieves have stolen building materials worth thousands of pounds from a Toxteth housing charity.
Among the items taken from the Housing People, Building Communities’ site off Kingsley Road were 23 doors, 14 radiators, four cookers, four hobs, two sinks, tools and various electrical items which were due to be fitted in the houses this week.
WITH solving the country’s housing crisis and providing much-needed homes for first time buyers high on every political party’s election manifesto, a Liverpool scheme that’s doing just that is rapidly nearing its end.
Time’s running out for would-be home owners to save £10,000 on the cost of a new home in return for spending 500 hours working on site to help build their home and that of their neighbours.
A TOXTETH housing charity and this year’s Lord Mayor Charity Appeal will benefit from a Chinese New Year charity dinner held last night (Feb 23) at the Chung Ku restaurant at Columbus Quay, Liverpool.
The waterfront restaurant was the perfect setting for the ‘East meets West’ event, enjoyed by almost a hundred people. It featured a three-course Chinese meal, fire cracker display, traditional Chinese dancing, plus a tombola and raffle, with over £1,000 raised on the night.
LIVERPOOL’S elected Mayor, Joe Anderson – who’s pledged to build 5,000 homes across the city in his first term – today (Feb 18) visited an award winning building site that’s already helping to put Liverpool on the map.
Holder of numerous national awards for its unique approach to providing affordable homes, Housing People, Building Communities is partway through building 32 three-bedroom terraced houses off Kingsley Road, in the Granby-Toxteth district of the city.
SUPPORTERS of a multi award winning Liverpool housing charity came together to celebrate its success and look to its future.
Guests of Housing People, Building Communities (HPBC) heard from speakers including Cllr Ann O’Byrne, Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing, Liverpool City Council; Lord David Alton of Liverpool, one of the charity’s founding patrons; and Richard Bacon MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Self Build, Custom Build and Independent Housebuilding, which has been following HPBC’s achievements closely.
JOINERY students from Hugh Baird College joined their tutors and invited guests last week at a key handover event for the houses they are helping to build while on their course.
The housing development, off Kingsley Road in the Granby-Toxteth area of Liverpool, is the project of multi award winning Liverpool housing charity, Housing People, Building Communities (HPBC). Their special approach combines self-build, volunteering and corporate philanthropy in a unique way.
A SCHEME of 32 low-cost homes in Liverpool is fast becoming the UK’s most decorated and talked about social housing project.
The Housing People, Building Communities development off Kingsley Road, Toxteth, has just been shortlisted for an award which, if successful, will be its fourth national trophy in less than 12 months; proof that this relatively small project is having a major impact.
JUNE 1-7th is the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week*. Individuals or organisations looking for a new volunteer experience in the north west of England should consider the Housing People, Building Communities project in Liverpool.
The award winning housing charity offers a unique opportunity for people to help build new homes on a live building site – learning new skills, gaining confidence, meeting new people, improving communications, boosting their CV or simply giving something back to society.