Merseyside property development overcomes COVID-19 disruptions

A new residential development in St Helens, Merseyside has managed to stay on track despite issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

A former tax office, “Crown Buildings” was purchased by HJ Collection, the London property developer in 2019 with a plan to transform it into over 100 high-end apartments. During the recent pandemic, the site on College Street has faced many construction restrictions but has managed to continue operations where possible. The new development is part of a St Helens Council scheme to revitalise the town representing an investment worth £200 million.

HJ Collection CEO and Founder Reece Mennie commented:

“Despite the challenges experienced as a result of COVID-19, HJ Collection have worked hard to ensure all current developments, including the Crown Buildings, will not be impacted… with clear plans for the Council to renovate the region, our decision to invest and develop in St Helens will prove incredibly valuable.”

Perfectly timed, the scheme’s architects have delivered their updated development plans for phase two of the project just as work has been able to restart fully on-site. The refurbished apartments include buy to let and build to rent options and have been designed to be sustainable.

Architects in Wirral, St Helens and other parts of Merseyside working on refurbishment plans, must now factor the environment into designs. Eco-friendly features are fast becoming an essential element of construction projects, to keep in line with government aims of achieving net-zero by 2050.

The Crown Buildings property development is still set to meet its completion date of 2021.

Posted by Mark
June 22, 2020

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