Gilead Street
Lovell Homes, Gilead Street, Liverpool L7 2QS


An award winning mixed-tenure regeneration project in Kensington, Liverpool


Lovell was selected by Liverpool City Council to work alongside The Riverside Group to transform the Gilead Street – a Housing Market Renewal Initiative area – to design and deliver a perception changing scheme on the derelict area.


A special regeneration vehicle, Kensington Regeneration, was set up to manage the investment from New Deal for Communities.



Project Background

Construction Details

High Quality Design


Following a detailed community consultation process the design was developed to include:

• High density layout complementing the traditional
   terrace form

• A carefully selected range of house types

• A ‘tenure blind’ approach to create an inclusive

• Properties designed to meet Secured by Design


Sustainable Design


Phase One was designed and completed to meet EcoHomes “Very Good” standards and the homes in Phase Two to achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes level 3.


Award Winning


The project has won a number of awards:

Best Regeneration Project – Your Move Property Awards 2009

Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award – 2009, 2010

Finalist in LABC Building Excellence Awards for Best Sustainable Design; Best Social or Affordable Housing Development and Best Large Housing Development

What House? Best Starter Home Bronze Award 2012




The external façades was a mixture of anti crack silicone render (EWI System) on to thermal block and blue clad cement render board. The high level areas over the roof tops and balconies were a blue clad render board.


The process of works consisted of fixing a vapour barrier of the timber frame and fixing timber battens at 450 centres. We then installed a specialist intumescent fire barrier to the underside of the voild. The blue clad cement board was cut and screwed into place.


The Alsecco render was applied in the following 4 stages;

Stage 1: the mesh cloth was bedded in to the cementitious base coat

Stage 2: once dried we closed off the mesh with the same material to leave a smooth sponge rubbed surface

Stage 3: Once dry we applied a silicone based primer coat to seal the base coat

Stage 4: after 24-48 hours we were able to apply the 1.5 mm silicone render coat to complete


We are approved contractors for Alsecco render and internal spray plaster systems.

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