One Vision Wirral

One Vision starts third Wirral project

The Sovini Group subsidiary is building 61 homes on the site of a former primary school in Rock Ferry, having secured planning permission.

Mountwood Gardens is being delivered by in-house contractors and will contain a range of apartments and houses from one to four bedrooms for affordable rent and Rent to Buy.

The Dell Primary School closed in 2006 and has since been demolished. The three-acre development site is 150 metres from the River Mersey.

Ian Mitchell, managing director of One Vision Housing, said: “We’re pleased to be bringing 61 new homes to Wirral as part of One Vision Housing’s ambitious development programme. Mountwood Gardens supports our regeneration agenda and will not only create affordable housing opportunities in the area, but through Rent to Buy we will be able to help local residents get onto the property ladder as well.”

Mountwood Gardens is One Vision Housing’s third development in Wirral and the Sovini Group’s fourth, following others in Birkenhead and Pensby.

One Vision Housing is a registered provider of social housing, with 13,600 homes across Sefton, Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire and West Lancashire. OVH was formed in October 2006, following a successful stock transfer from Sefton Council; operating as a not-for-profit organisation, regulated by Homes England.

The OVH project team, led by Richard O’Neill, includes contractor Carroll Build, Condy Lofthouse Architects, and Shape Consulting Engineers.

Completion is due by early 2022.

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So dull. Do people actually dream of living in houses like this?

By Anonymous

It’s joyous to see something happening in the LCR, outside of Liverpool…..(for a change).
The Wirral would be better served as an independent brand and by severing ties to Merseyside.

By Greenleas

@greenleas, yes go and join Cheshire, then we can stop hearing your moaning, we can stop Merseyrail going to the Wirral and spend the money on a better service on our side of the river and charge everyone double from the wirral for the tunnels and also any special funding will stop. Also stop working in Liverpool Centre and leave the jobs for locals then going home and moaning about it, is that really what you want?

By Brick up the Tunnels

Just right for Rock Ferry. The Wirral’s links to Liverpool were cemented in the 1880s when the world’s first deep-water underground railway opened between the two sides of the city. Birkenhead was once considered Liverpool’s new town, on a par with Edinburgh’s new town, and Grade 1 listed Hamilton Square is still the finest square outside London.

By Roscoe

I have moved to the Wirral 3 years ago. It absolutely feels part of the LCR. I would say it feels like ‘south’ Liverpool.

I do think a bridge is needed from Liverpool to Birkenhead to truly connect both sides. This would spark development on both sides. Something iconic like the Golden Gate would be amazing. People could then walk/cycle from one side to the other.

By Chris