10 Houses on Cairns Street
Assemble are working with the Granby Four Streets CLT to refurbish 10 derelict terraced houses on Cairns St in Toxteth. The project is the result of a hard-won, 20 year battle by local residents to save the houses from demolition.
Residents reclaimed and planted their streets, painted the empty houses, organized a thriving monthly market and founded a Community Land Trust. Assemble have worked with them to translate their resourceful and DIY attitude into the refurbishment of housing, helping the CLT provide affordable housing for local residents that remains in community ownership. The houses use simple & low cost materials and include a number of playful, handmade architectural elements that help re-establish the character of the homes following their long neglect.