Bolton-based contractor Forrest has completed the development of 23 homes for affordable rent in north Liverpool for Plus Dane Housing.

The development in Everton Brow features a mix of two-bedroom houses and one-bedroom flats, located on a newly-created road called Yeoman Close.

Neil Ashworth, head of new build housing at Forrest, said: “Solving the UK housing crisis means closing the gap between supply and demand for affordable housing – a shortfall causing concern in large cities like Liverpool.

“We are committed to building more quality, low-cost schemes in popular areas like Everton to help meet this need and continue to support these communities in their ongoing development.”

Claire Griffiths, executive director of property at Plus Dane, said: “Plus Dane has a long-standing presence in the Everton area and has always been proud to be part of the community. We are delighted to be able to offer a range of new-build properties for affordable rent in the area.”

The Everton Brow development has been funded by a combined investment of £30m from Plus Dane and funds made available from a successful application to the Homes and Communities Agency’s Affordable Homes Programme Grant 2015 – 2018.

It is part of Plus Dane’s development strategy to deliver more than 600 new-build homes across Merseyside and Cheshire over the next three years.