Minsted Avenue, Liverpool

Working collaboratively with Plus Dane Group and Knowsley Council, Minstead Avenue is Brock Carmichael’s latest multi-award winning family housing scheme.

This project is a development of 66 homes on the former Simonswood Primary School site.  Brock Carmichael and RP Plus Dane Group developed proposals for this site with partners Knowsley Council, and the design, mix of property types and tenures is tailored specifically to support regeneration, meet local needs and tackle challenges faced in the Borough.  The £6m scheme utilises Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Affordable Homes Programme 11-15 grant funding, alongside Plus Dane Group’s own finance and Recycled Capital Grant Funding.  Quarry Brook offers 56 beautiful new homes for affordable rent, with 10 family homes for shared ownership to tackle affordability challenges and provide a route into home ownership for local first time buyers.

The project started on site in 2013, the first properties completed in March 2014 and the whole scheme reached completion at the end of September 2014

The properties meet:

  • HCA Design and Quality Standards
  • Lifetime Homes Standard
  • Secured by Design

The scheme is designed to meet Code for Sustainable Homes level 3, and to provide a 10% carbon reduction over Part L.

Plus Dane and Knowsley Council

Project value £6m