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Landford Avenue

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Project Info

  • Project Category:
  • Project Name:
    Landford Avenue
  • Client:
    Cobalt Housing Association
  • Location:
    Landford Ave Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 6BP, UK
  • Architect:
    Hamilton Architects

Project Overview

We were awarded a place as a Main Contractor on Procure Plus’s 4 year Capital Works Framework in 2012 for Lot 5 which was for 62 residential units and above covering projects for; extra care, sheltered schemes, community centres, supported housing and retirement villages etc.

Following a mini-tender run by Cobalt Housing Association via the framework, we were awarded the Design & Construction of 62no affordable houses/flats for rent on a derelict Ministry of Defence brown field site delivered under the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 initiative & deemed to comply with the secured by design & lifetime homes criteria along with associated services, drainage and site works as follows:

  • 24no. two story 2 bed houses (4 person)
  • 30no. three storey 1 bed flats (2 person)
  • 8no. two storey 1 bed walk-up flats (2 person)

The houses are of timber frame construction on a concrete ground floor slab with piled foundations, cavity walls with timber frame stud inner leaf and masonry outer leaf, timber upper floors and pitched timber roofs. The flats are constructed using traditional masonry build methods and all units comprise mechanical and electrical service installations. 

Key Features

  • Traditional Procurement Route: JCT Design & Build Contract 2011with novated design team
  • Brownfield sloping site - cut & fill carried out
  • Semi-detached
  • Mixture of timber frame
  • Traditional masonry construction
  • Site adjacent to residential area – phased construction
  • Units designed to Lifetime Homes Criteria
  • Units complied with Secure by Design criteria
  • Units complied with Code for Sustainable Homes level 3
  • PV Panels


  • Between the new homes at Sparrow Hall and the improvements we’ve carried out in Stonedale, more than £5m is being invested in improving these neighbourhoods, which is great for this part of Liverpool. Cobalt Housing Managing Director Alan Rogers
  • The developments represent a major investment in the area and they are great news for north Liverpool; Not only will they provide new homes for local people, but they will transform previously derelict land and significantly improve our communities;The homes we are building are precisely those that the area needs, particularly in light of the new welfare changes as there will be a mixture of houses, bungalows and flats to accommodate an increase in demand for smaller properties. Property Services Director at Cobalt Housing , Ann-Louise Gilmore