WORK is under way on a £5.2 million affordable housing scheme on Wilderspool Causeway.

The Parkside Place development on Wilderspool Causeway is aiming to support local people onto the property ladder.

Work has begun on the site opposite the location of the Causeway Hotel pub, which is currently under offer.

The five-story contemporary apartment block by Livv Homes will offer 21 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments for ‘rent to buy’.

The development will be based on the site of a former office building which was later transformed into a two-storey house of multiple occupancy.

According to a sign posted outside the building site of the apartments, the block is expected to be ready in Autumn of this year.

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Livv Homes has secured grant funding from Homes England to support the delivery of the scheme and north west construction company PGS Project has been appointed principal contractor.

Yvonne Westhead-Fyles, director of development, growth and sales at Livv Housing Group, said: “We’re excited to be bringing Parkside Place to Warrington – our first development in the area.

“With house prices in Warrington averaging over £250,000 and the town experiencing significant population growth, many first-time buyers are finding it difficult to get onto the property ladder.

“Parkside Place will bring high quality and affordable new homes to meet local housing need, enhancing the sustainability of the neighbourhood and community, whilst providing a pathway to home ownership through rent to buy.”

Deputy leader and cabinet member for housing at Warrington Borough Council, Cllr Janet Henshaw, said: “It’s great news that work is under way on the Parkside Place development.

“It will provide much-needed new housing and give local people increased opportunities to purchase their own home.

“I’m also pleased about the sustainable nature of the works, which will reduce waste and make construction more environmentally friendly.

“We are working closely with developers to support Warrington’s growth through the delivery of the right types of homes, in the right places, which meet local demand.

“Parkside Place – Livv’s first development in Warrington - is a fantastic example of this.”