Onward Homes and Housing 21 have teamed up to transform the old Arriva bus depot site into extra care apartments and affordable rent houses.
Savills advised on the scheme’s application to Sefton Council. If approved, it will see the construction of 91 extra care apartments, 67 affordable rent homes on the 6.6-acre site at 503 and 509 Hawthorne Road.
Designed by Paddock Johnson, the extra care facility would have 5,490 sq ft of communal space including a bistro, hair salon, lounge and courtyard garden. It would also offer 34 one-bedroom apartments of 580 sq ft and 57 two-bedroom flats of 690 sq ft. Housing 21, which is a not-for-profit provider of extra care and retirement facilities, would manage the property.
The affordable housing provision would have 12 one-bedroom flats ranging between 540 sq ft and 624 sq ft, 30 two-bedroom houses of 750 sq ft, and 25 three-bedroom houses of 860 sq ft. Onward Homes said the homes would be designed with a lifespan of 60 years for main structural components with minimal maintenance.
Access to the scheme would be off Hawthorne Road. Plans include spaces for 165 cars and four disabled spaces.
The development team includes E3p as environmental consultant, BWB on air quality, Sutcliffe on flood risk assessment and drainage strategy, Nova Acoustics, Prime Transport and TEL Landscape Architects.
Looking to learn more? The scheme’s planning application reference number with Sefton Council is DC/2021/02138.