23 December 2016
A picture of Apprentices help with final phase of major Liverpool renovation

Horticulture apprentices have been playing their part in the final phase of a major reinvestment project to restore a Georgian terrace off Upper Parliament Street in Liverpool.

The major reinvestment project

The £1.3 million project, carried out by Sanctuary Group, is coming to an end as four of the leading housing and care provider’s apprentices have been getting their hands dirty to help transform the communal courtyard behind recently renovated Falkner Terrace.

The apprentices, who are all studying for an NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture, got stuck in with laying turf, installing topsoil and adding a whole variety of plants, many of which they had to learn the Latin names for.

When finished, the works will transform the external area at the back of the homes with green space, planting, seating, formal car parking, bicycle storage and bin stores.

Falkner Terrace, Liverpool

Falkner Terrace, a Grade II listed building, features 77 homes and works carried out as part of the renovation of the Georgian building include re-roofing, guttering replacement, window repair and replacement, re-rendering of the outside of the building and modernising the homes, where required, to meet Decent Homes standards.

“Develop their skills on a real-life project”

Helen Wright, Sanctuary’s project director in Liverpool, said: “We are delighted to be nearing the completion of this project which is creating an upgraded environment for our tenants whilst preserving this wonderful terrace that was built in 1834.

“The external works the apprentices have been helping with will see the final phase of this major renovation come to an end and it has provided the perfect opportunity for them to develop their skills on a real-life project.”

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