Liverpool City Council's new housing and stadium-led regeneration
RIBA North's black façade rises up against the famous Liver Building (above)
We are delighted that Mark Kitts, Chief Executive Officer of Liverpool Foundation Homes, the city's new ethical housing company, will be speaking at our Future Cities Forum at RIBA North in February.
The forum will look at regeneration in the north of England with discussions on housing, culture and tourism developments, place-making, sports stadiums as catalysts and transport.
Mark has worked for Liverpool City Council since 2002 and has overseen many of Liverpool's regeneration projects including the Anfield project. Lime Street regeneration, Tens Streets and Paddington Village.
Attention to traffic flow around the famous station in Liverpool along with significant place-making outside the historic St George's Hall, is part of the drive to boost tourist numbers to the city with a revived physical welcome to the city. Tens Streets concentrates on developing a creative district within the city and Paddington Village is an enhanced area of new homes around the hospital and university science district.
Mark is now leading the new private housing company, which was established only a year ago, and has ambitious plans to shake up the city's housing market and accelerate the rent to buy sector over the next decade.
The city needs 30,000 new homes by 2030 and wants to create sustainable neighbourhoods, offering tenants security of tenure and future proof the housing market for an ageing population. The council wants to ensure that people can live longer independently and provide intermediary accommodation that helps keep people out of long-term hospital stays. Foundations will also look at the renewal of older neighbourhoods and offer rental products that will enable residents to move from rental to home ownership.
Watch Mark below talking to Future Cities Forum about sports stadium-led regeneration in Liverpool. The Anfield Project has been restoring historic terraced streets and creating an improved high street, while Everton FC has been progressing plans for the new stadium at Liverpool Waters: