Consent for Wirral modular homes

Wirral Council has approved the first phase of a £55m project by Peel L&P and House by Urban Splash to build 347 modular homes at Wirral Waters.

The first phase of 30 modular homes at East Float was approved through the council’s delegated powers, which means the scheme does not have to be decided at planning committee. 

The project is being developed through a joint venture between Peel L&P and Urban Splash, which was signed last January.

Planning consent for the first phase includes the custom-built town Town House concept from House by Urban Splash that will launch for sale next spring. It is one of several products planned to be brought to Wirral Waters under the scheme. Another type of product, the Row House modular home designed by Liverpool-based architecture practice Shedkm, also received planning permission.

Each type of home has the potential to be customised by purchasers before being created in a factory and delivered to the site.

House by Urban Splash is owned by Urban Splash in partnership with Japanese house builder Sekisui House and Homes England.

Richard Mawdsley, director of development at Peel L&P, said: “East Float will be a huge draw for those wanting to take advantage of modular housing. It’s an exciting start for this area of the development, which will be delivered in phases.

“The project will not only provide much-needed housing for the area but transform the brownfield site into a highly contemporary, internationally recognised waterside residential quarter.”

Jonathan Falkingham, co-founder of Urban Splash, added: “This new residential quarter is an exciting transformation for Merseyside. We’re looking forward to launching Town House for sale and unveiling the new Row House product, a typology that’s being delivered in Merseyside before anywhere else.”

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I remember prefabricated houses when I was a child, shame we have left addressing housing problems until it’s a critical situation,. We need substantial, decent, affordable homes for generations to come. I would be interested if you are employing local tradesmen as that would help the community on several levels and they would be able to afford news homes being built! Kind regards Jane

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