Peel plans Wirral manufacturing plant

Peel is looking for a contractor to build a £35m manufacturing facility at the Wirral Waters site, in a scheme called Project Perch.

According to tender documents, the warehouse will be used for the manufacturing of large components within the energy sector.

The wider Wirral Waters project proposed by Peel Group on 500 acres of Birkenhead dockland, was granted outline planning permission in 2012. The development of a new Wirral Metropolitan College Campus is currently on site as the first phase.

The deadline for receipt of tenders is 8 December at noon. Walker Sime is managing the project on behalf of Peel. Further upstream on the River Mersey, Peel owns a majority stake in shiprepairer and engineering business Cammell Laird, which makes parts for the offshore wind and nuclear industries.

Peel declined to comment.

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Forget apartments,it’s jobs people want.

By John

Jobs = good. You can’t build an economy on flats, flats, flats! I look around in Manchester, and all I see is new city centre resi schemes, and I wonder where all of the jobs are coming from to support these new residents. Especially when everyone in Manchester seems to have a job in “property”. The resi-property economy is a house of cards built on quicksand on a Mobius Strip.

By John Is Right

the reference of shiny buildings was to offices. Which is and always has been a pointless and, in some respects, insulting to the people of Wirral. A dangerous over promise.

By Anonymous