Graham kicks off £130m Wirral Waters BTR
The contractor has begun work on the 500-apartment Miller’s Quay, part of the £4.5bn docklands regeneration project.
Graham was appointed to build the £130m Wirral Waters development earlier this year. The build-to-rent scheme is being developed by Wirral Council and Peel L&P and Pension Insurance Corporation is funding it.
Miller’s Quay, designed by Glenn Howells Architects and previously known as Wirral Waters One, will provide a mix of one- and two-bedroom properties across six buildings.
“The development of Miller’s Quay is a model for how long-term investors can play a key role in the levelling up agenda and create considerable social value,” said Hayley Rees, managing director of PIC Capital.
“The site will provide much-needed housing for the Wirral and offers secure long-term cashflows to back the pensions of our 300,000 policyholders, some of whom live in the region.”
James Whittaker, executive director of development at Peel L&P, said: “Miller’s Quay is a major scale, catalytic and highly sustainable residential development that we consider to be a great example of brownfield regeneration.
“This project will pave the way for a number of waterside residential schemes in the new Northbank neighbourhood and it will also deliver considerable social value through comprehensive engagement with both Wirral Met College’s Construction Campus and local supply chains.”
The full project team for Miller’s Quay is as follows:
Contractor – Graham
Architect– Glenn Howells
QS and project manager – RPS Group
Landscape architect – Re-Form
Planning consultant – Eden Planning
M&E consultant – Crookes Walker Consulting
Engineering consultant – Jensen Hughes
Legals – Hill Dickinson
CDM advisor – Project Four
Transport planning – Vectos
Engineer – Curtins
Façade consultant – Ramboll