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Welsh Streets in Liverpool
– or was it Birmingham
13th February 2018

XTREMEDOOR, the composite door from Vista, is helping to rescue Liverpool’s historic Victorian ‘Welsh Streets’, famous as the birthplace of Sir Ringo Starr as well as a one-time location for the Birmingham-based BBC drama Peaky Blinders.

Merseyside Eurocell fabricator Warwick Development (North West) has installed 30 XtremeDoors during the first phase of redevelopment as well as Slate Grey windows to the properties originally built by migrant Welsh developers and Welsh labour.

The next stage will see a further 300 homes refurbished including 9 Madryn Street, the home of the former Beatle.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be involved in such a fantastic project and a worthwhile scheme which is revitalising an iconic area of Liverpool, and providing high-quality, affordable homes to rent to those that need it most,” said Ian Smith, Vista’s Marketing and Business Development Manager.

“As a Merseyside firm, we are incredibly proud to be supporting this local project, working with the fantastic guys at Warwick and the dedicated team at Placefirst. This redevelopment will ensure this important part of Liverpool’s heritage will continue for generations to come. It’s great to see XtremeDoor play a part in that.”

The vacant Powis Street was recently closed off and painted soot black to provide the backdrop to hit BBC drama Peaky Blinders when Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy walk the cobbles as it became Watery Lane, the Shelby family’s headquarters in Small Heath, Birmingham.


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