Luciana Berger MP was among the guests at the official launch of the new Merseyside headquarters for Regenda.
The group – which owns and manages more than 13, 000 homes across the region, including over 4,000 in Merseyside – has recently moved into new 2,000 sq ft office space on the Liverpool Innovation Park on Edge Lane.
Ms Berger was among local councillors, housing colleagues, partners and Regenda staff and Board members who attended the special event held at the new base.
Stephanie Harrison, Regenda Executive Director, said: “We were delighted to welcome our guests at the Liverpool Innovation Park, and tell them a little bit more about our work in and commitment to the Merseyside area. The new offices there are close to the city centre, making them more accessible than our previous home in Speke, and also allow staff to operate in a more flexible way that responds to the needs of our residents in the area.”
Guests at the event were told about Regenda’s commitment to its presence in Merseyside, its brand new apprenticeship scheme in Anfield and Everton, and the ways it is working to improve the health and wellbeing of its residents.
Regenda was previously located at the Match Works in Speke. The new offices will enable staff to spend more time on their ‘patch’ in the community, and will be complemented by neighbourhood bases in Newton-le-Willows and Wirral.
Get on the property ladder with shared ownership
The site of a former potato warehouse in Tameside has been developed into a community of smart new homes designed to give local people an opportunity to get onto the property owning ladder.
Wood Street in Denton has been transformed by the £1,700,000 development of 14 eco-friendly townhouses.
Seven of the new homes – which come with gardens, downstairs toilets and allocated parking spaces – will be used for affordable rent, with the remainder being offered for shared ownership.
The scheme is being launched as part of the National Housing Federation’s Shared Ownership Week, highlighting the benefits to would-be homebuyers and the local economy.
It has been developed by RHL (Regenda Homes Limited), part of the Regenda Group, and aims to allow people on modest incomes to buy their own homes. Purchased on a part-buy, part-rent basis, the new townhouses will provide buyers with the opportunity to take their first steps into home ownership.
Graham Bennett, Director of Regenda Homes Limited, said: “Many people dream of owning their own home, but are unable to find the large deposits needed on the open market. Shared ownership gives them the chance to enjoy the best of both worlds – affordable prices, and a purchase scheme that is designed to help people buy. The Wood Street development is a smartly designed new community in a thriving area, and we think it will be really popular with people looking to make their dreams come true.”
All of the Wood Street townhouses, designed by architects Brewster Bye, come with:
• A ten-year building warranty for peace of mind
• Level 3 for Sustainable Homes, meaning they are highly energy efficient
• Gas central heating and double glazing
Denton itself is home to great shopping and amenities, as well as great links to Manchester, Ashton and Hyde.