Turley has submitted plans on behalf of Peel Land & Property for two schemes at Wirral Waters which include more than 500 homes and 400,000 sq ft of offices.
Designed by Birmingham-based practice Glenn Howells Architects, the Legacy project forms the western part of Wirral Water’s Northbank, on the East Float former dock, and will see 536 one and two-bedroom apartments with associated parking and landscaping built as part of the first phases of work on the site.
Legacy forms the frontrunner for a number of other residential-led schemes which also include HoUSe and Mansion HoUSe, being bought forward by Urban Splash to the east and west of the Loft Warehouses.
Alongside, Turley has also submitted plans for a large-scale office development at Vittoria Studios East, seeking reserved matters approval for the construction of offices, decked car parking with 1,100 spaces, and other associated works.
Designed by 5Plus Architects, the proposals will be built across four buildings; two larger offices, a smaller office, and multi-storey car park.
The two applications are the first submitted under reserved matters for the East Float section of Wirral Waters, which was given outline consent in 2012. The 30-year regeneration project aims to rejuvenate the inner Wirral and create up to 20,000 new jobs and 14,000 new homes.
The two schemes aim to “set the tone” for future development on the site and provide a platform for further investment.
According to Wirral Waters approximately £200m is expected to be pumped into various schemes between now and 2021 as work ramps up on the 500-acre site.
Alongside the residential and commercial schemes, the Wirral Waters site will see a £20m maritime knowledge hub, which has been dubbed the ‘university of the sea’ built in collaboration with the Merseyside Maritime business organisation, Liverpool John Moores University, Wirral Council and Peel. Earlier this week, Peel announced it had also submitted plans for a £3.5m arts and retail centre, designed by OMI.