XtremeDoor, the composite door from award-winning manufacturers Vista, is helping to refurbish Liverpool’s historic Victorian Welsh Streets of Toxteth. Now, thanks to award winning developers Placefirst, the Welsh Streets are seeing a remarkable revival as the properties are turned in to high-quality homes for working families to rent.
Vista’s signature door is the door of choice for fellow Merseyside firm Warwick Development (North West). The Eurocell fabricator has installed XtremeDoors in a range of colours during the first phase of redevelopment. Warwick has also fittingly installed Eurocell profile Slate Grey windows to the properties originally built by the migrant Welsh developers and Welsh labour.
The next stage will see a total of 299 homes refurbished including number 9 Madryn Street, the home and birth place of the former Beatle Ringo Star. “We are absolutely thrilled to be involved in such a fantastic project and a worthwhile scheme which is revitalising an iconic area of Liverpool, and providing great, high-quality homes to rent,” comments Ian Smith, Vista’s Marketing and Business Development Manager.
“As a Merseyside firm, we are incredibly proud to be supporting this local project, working with the fantastic guys at Warwick and the dedicated team at Placefirst. This major redevelopment will ensure this important part of Liverpool’s heritage will continue for generations to come. It’s great to see XtremeDoor play a part in that.”
In 2015 plans were made for the major regeneration project with award-winning property specialists Placefirst. Their business strategy is to build great quality homes for rent at rates that are accessible to nurses, care workers, teachers and others that are usually priced out of good-quality housing.
Placefirst have recombined the traditional houses to make homes of two, three and four bedrooms. Backyards, alleys and rear extensions have all been cleared to make fantastic communal gardens.
Once again the Welsh Streets were in the public eye recently as Powis Street was closed off and painted soot black to provide the backdrop to the hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders. Hollywood stars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy walked the cobbles as it became Watery Lane, the Shelby family’s headquarters in Small Heath.