Peel Land and Property has today (1 October) been given the green light by the Cabinet of Wirral Council to build 500 high quality new homes at Wirral Waters.
The £90m scheme, known as Wirral Waters One, will be the first residential development on the former East Float dock and is a significant step forward in the creation of a new neighbourhood along Northbank.
The Wirral Waters One project includes 100 affordable homes, facilitated by Legacy; a company set up to help Local Authorities deliver affordable and revenue generating housing.
Through the Legacy deal, a further £100,000 will be granted to the Legacy Sports and Education Foundation, Legacy’s charitable arm, which will go towards supporting local sporting, youth and education programmes in the Wirral.
The entire project at Wirral Waters One will include 500 one and two-bedroom apartments, dock edge walkways, gardens and terraces for residents as well as a sustainable urban drainage systems, pedestrian walkways and cycleway connections.
"Wirral Waters One will incorporate state of the art residential design and innovation which will lead the way in making Wirral Waters an incredible place to live."
Richard Mawdsley, director of development at Peel
The design team has been led by Parkinson Inc, the masterplanner for Wirral Waters, working with Glenn Howells Architects, Re-form Landscape Architecture and Vectos Transport Consultants with Turley acting as planning consultants. The project will create a distinctive place, achieve a very high standard of design quality and sustainability and provide a benchmark for future residential development.
Wirral Waters One will be the frontrunner for a number of other residential-led schemes along Northbank, including the development of 347 modular homes by Peel and Urban Splash.
Alongside the residential schemes, other projects within Wirral Waters are on the drawing board including a proposed £20m Maritime Knowledge Hub, a proposed £3.5m amenity and arts hub, known as Egerton Village, and a new £6m offices on Tower Road, all in close proximity to the residential developments emerging along Northbank.
Richard Mawdsley, director of development at Peel Land and Property, said: “The first residential quarter at Wirral Waters is becoming a reality. Wirral Waters One will incorporate state of the art residential design and innovation which will lead the way in making Wirral Waters an incredible place to live.”
Glenn Howells, Director at Glenn Howells Architects, said: “It is important that we create a living, thriving residential project with a real sense of place. We want to create a new mixed-use community that will set the standard for developing successful new waterside homes at Wirral Waters, focused around a sense of community and individual warehouse living.”
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