The Welsh Streets of Toxteth, a huge award-winning regeneration project in Liverpool that features leading composite door manufacturer Vista’s signature XtremeDoor, is due to be completed this April, creating over 200 affordable homes for local residents.
In 2016, plans were made for the project with property specialists Placefirst to refurbish the city’s iconic area.
This was followed by a second stage in March 2018, where Plus Dane Housing and Liverpool City Council announced plans for a £17.4 million regeneration of the area to include the refurbishment of 127 properties, with an additional 99 homes to be completed this April.
Since then, the Welsh Street project has won several North West Property Awards (NWPAs), including:
- Best Affordable Housing Project
- Regeneration Award
- The Judges’ Award for Excellence.
It was during the first stage of development that Merseyside firm Warwick Development chose Vista to install XtremeDoors in a range of colours.
Award-winning composite doors for the trade
Providing everything you would expect from a classic composite door, the XtremeDoor provides superb thermal performance, incredible levels of security, and a customisable appearance that blends in with every kind of home.
With unrivalled U-values, these composite doors can help new build and regeneration projects to coincide with new building regulations. In terms of security, here are just some of the features the XtremeDoor can offer:
- Rigid polymer subframe
- High-density CFC-free polyurethane foam core
- Impact-resistant GRP skin
- 5-point locking system
- Anti-snap, bump, pick and drill cylinder fitted with a guard
Thanks to these exceptional characteristics, it’s no wonder that our signature composite doors were the first choice for this ambitious project.
Supporting an award-winning regeneration project
Built in the 1870s to accommodate Liverpool’s growing population of dockers and their families, the Welsh Streets have become an icon of the city. They were the birthplace of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, and more recently formed the backdrop for the filming of BBC’s Peaky Blinders.
Today, thanks to the major regeneration project, the traditional houses have been recombined into two, three and four-bedroom homes, while retaining period features such as high ceilings and large windows.
Ian Smith, Vista’s Business Development and Marketing Manager, comments: “Our XtremeDoor composite doors have played huge part in completely transforming the historic Victorian terraces of the Welsh Streets by preserving the rich heritage features whilst introducing several modern design interventions.
“The result has been a remarkable revival as the properties have been turned into high-quality homes for working families to rent.
“As a Merseyside business, we were incredibly proud to be able to support such a worthwhile project which has completely transformed an iconic area of Liverpool, and it was an honour to be involved in this process from and early stage and to see our XtremeDoor play a part in it.
“I very much look forward to seeing the completed regeneration project in April.”
Composite doors for construction projects
Founded in 1995, Vista specialises in composite and uPVC panels and doors, supplying to fabricators across the UK and Europe. We’re ready and willing to work with construction projects interested in quality and sustainability. For more information call 01516081423 or contact us online.