Riverside acquires 567 properties from The Guinness Partnership in Liverpool

Riverside has this week confirmed the purchase of more than 500 properties across Liverpool and Halton.

The acquisition of the 567 properties follows a successful bidding process and consultation period with residents.

The properties are a mixture of general needs housing as well as leaseholders, shared ownership, retirement, supported housing and some non-residential properties.

Ian Gregg, Executive Director of Asset Service at Riverside, said: “We’re delighted to welcome new customers and colleagues to the Riverside family in the North West.

“We’ve had a positive response from the customers at consultation events and we’re looking forward to building a relationship with them over the coming weeks and months.

“We intend to deliver on our vision in the area – transforming lives and revitalising neighbourhoods.

“We’re extremely grateful to Guinness for their professionalism and teamwork throughout the process and for helping to facilitate the process to make it as easy as possible for customers.”

The homes were previously owned by The Guinness Partnership.

Ian Joynson, Executive Director of Asset Management at The Guinness Partnership said: “We managed a relatively small number of homes in Liverpool and Halton and wanted to transfer these homes to another housing association with more presence in the area.

“We believe Riverside is really well-placed to continue to deliver quality services to these residents in the future.”

Riverside Group is one of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, offering affordable housing and support to people of all ages and circumstances.