The Flintshire-based company expects to complete the 53-apartment project in early 2023.
When finished, Anwyl Partnerships will have constructed a part two-, part three-storey building on the 1.2-acre site off Greenheys Road. Designed by John McCall Architects, the extra care home will have 45 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom ones. There will also be car parking and landscaping – including at least 13 new trees.
Wirral Council granted the scheme planning approval in August 2020, after having initially been denied over the loss of 30 protected trees. The promise to plant at least 13 new trees helped earn the project a positive verdict.
Greenheys, as the extra care home will be known, will help fill a hole in the senior living market in Wallasey, according to Anwyl Partnerships managing director Mike Nevitt.
“There has been extensive planning and consultation during the development phase, identifying and recognising a real need within a specific area,” Nevitt said. “There are no other similar older persons living developments within Wallasey and this scheme will provide a niche gap that sits between independent living and care home living.”
Magenta Living will operate the extra care home. This project is the largest yet for the Wirral-based housing association. Magenta is also operating an Anwyl development in Pensby.