The two proposed apartment blocks would be connected via a glazed communal lounge. Credit: via BECG

McCarthy Stone unveils Liverpool senior living plans

Step Places has recruited McCarthy Stone to deliver 60 retirement living apartments on the old site of Alder Hey Hospital at Springfield Park in Knotty Ash.

Planning permission has already been granted for developing the site off Alder Road. However, the McCarthy Stone proposals differ from the approved scheme, which only had 27 retirement apartments.

McCarthy Stone has launched a consultation for its plans, which feature two apartment blocks linked by a glazed communal lounge. There would be a total of 60 apartments that would vary from being available for private sale to part-rent and part-buy.

Proposed amenities include landscaped gardens, a balcony terrace, guest suites and a mobility scooter storage area with charging points. There would also be a 24-hour emergency call service.

McCarthy Stone’s plans feature two car parks that could fit a total of 35 spaces between them, with EV charging points.

Ian Wilkins, divisional managing director North at McCarthy Stone. said: “Our plans provide a fantastic opportunity to deliver much-needed Retirement Living accommodation. The site is ideally located for residents to access local shops and services, with connectivity to the highway network providing transport links across the wider region.”

If approved, the apartments would be opposite the Ronald McDonald House.

Consultation on the project ends 10 July. You can view the online proposals at

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There should be no sensible, or logical, reason for this scheme to be refused planning permission.

By Anonymous

These blocks are 4/5 stories high and I feel they are too high: blocking the light and affecting the outlook of Ronald McDonald House as well as making the park feel hemmed in.

By B. Owens

Are mc Carthy stone committed to keeping the leasehold charge and service charges to an acceptable cost as there have been comments in other areas about high and inflated costs

By Lorraine Rimmer

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