Wirral Waters

Applications detail East Float phase of Wirral Waters

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.

Legacy Resi Scheme Wirral Waters

Legacy project, designed by Glenn Howells

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.

Vittoria Studios Wirral Waters

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Glad to see both sides of the River looking good.

By Matt

Talk of a destination on the Wirral side needs to be backed up by transport improvements. Rail into the docks should be a long term plan, all the old tunnels are still there! Metro Mayor Steve should get on to this.

By Phil

Work started over two years ago and the site on Beaufort Road was cleared. Then nothing!! Houses have been demolished for even longer and the land is overgrown! It is disgusting and an embarrassment to us people who live here. Nobody has the good manners to keep us informed and up to date! We pay our taxes like everyone else but the area is left in this terrible scruffy state. I have lived in this area for over 54years and it’s worse now than it was then! I for one feel ashamed of the place were we live and I am sure there are many who would agree with me!

By J O'neill