Knowsley Westhead Avenue Extra Care

Kirkby £20m extra care scheme gets green light

A 180-home mixed extra care and affordable housing scheme by developers Lane End and Liverpool Mutual Homes has been given the go-ahead by Knowsley Council.

The council’s planning committee has granted planning permission for the project on a brownfield site on Westhead Avenue in Kirkby. The site formerly was the location of the Sacred Heart RC school, which closed in 2002, and an employment advice centre.

Designed by Paddock Johnson Partnership, the extra care scheme will be housed in a three-storey building containing 100 one and two-bed apartments, as well as communal facilities including a courtyard and café.

The building will be bordered by 48 homes, 16 flats, and six bungalows, which will be made available for affordable rent and rent-to-buy. The 16 flats are split across three two-storey buildings, and cover a mix of high-dependency and low-dependency accommodation.

Knowsley Council’s cabinet member for adult social care, Cllr Christina O’Hare, said: “The Liverpool Mutual Homes development at Westhead Avenue will be an important addition to the high quality, affordable housing stock in Knowsley, which is really good news for local people.

“The development also helps us to meet the local need for Extra Care accommodation, as identified in our Extra Care strategy, which will allow more people to live independently in the community, with the appropriate support available to help them.

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Knowsley Council plodding on with its erasing of any mention of Kirkby…. What a load of rubbish!

By Craig Earley

How do I apply for jobs

On this site thank you in advance

By Shelley gibney

Can unemployed people on .and get housing benefit stand a chance.or oonly people that work. Mr jonesp

By Anonymous

This is great ,for our older generation of local residents who would preface to maintain their independence and social inclusion,for a long time now nothing much apearsto have been done for our local elderley generation in Kirkby ,we have a care homes but not so much choice,people need to feel they can live their later years in a place that call home, and that’s much more than a place you can put your head down,residents in Kirkby know anyone and everyone it’s not such a big place ,to have to move out of Kirkby for end of life care is more than they should have to consider ,this new build is central it’s still close to the town center,the hub for locals,who generations are till growing up here ,why shouldn’t our elderley benefit if the changes are for the best ,
From a local who’s family have lived for 54 yes in Kirkby all left and come back to be around thier parents,we have to much uncertainty it’s about giving back,.
Ps welcome any changes that will benefit our local community,
Thank you
A community complex carer

By Anonymous

Who do you apply to for vacancies?

By L Hedges