The next stage of Croxteth’s Stonebridge Cross regeneration could make way for new homes.
The area has already seen the arrival of a new Marston’s pub and restaurant, the creation of a 20-acre landscaped park and the completion of a new £18 million St John Bosco Arts College building among its progress in recent years, but now Liverpool City Council’s cabinet members are being recommended to approve further actions.
If given the go-ahead during a meeting this Friday (11 December), the next steps would allow the proposed acquision of the former Altbridge and Langholme tower block sites, where Cobalt Housing would then build 50 new homes.
Meanwhile a new traffic junction would connect the one million sq ft Stonebridge Cross development site, which is currently being marketed as a potential business warehouse and distribution hub, to the East Lancashire Road with funding from the government’s Growing Places Fund.
The area, which has also seen development get underway on its Stonebridge Business Park West site, falls within one of Liverpool’s Mayoral Development Zones.
Ahead of the meeting Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson says: “I hope we have given the community the confidence that we are serious about delivering improvements, but we know there is much more to do and are not complacent.”
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, the local authority’s cabinet member for regeneration, adds: “This next phase of work is part of our commitment to making sure Croxteth is a great place to live, with great local amenities and the chance to secure a job locally.”