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.
High Quality Design
Following a detailed community consultation process the design was developed to include:
• High density layout complementing the traditional
• A carefully selected range of house types
• A ‘tenure blind’ approach to create an inclusive
• Properties designed to meet Secured by 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.
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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