The first phase of construction work at a 60-acre site in Prescot, Knowsley, with planning permission for 650 homes is due to complete next month.
The scheme at the former BICC Rod Rollers factory plot is being delivered by developer and site owner Prescot Business Park, a joint venture between industrial property specialist Michael James and TJ Morris founder Tom Morris.
The developer was granted planning permission for an 84,000 sq ft commercial and industrial waste facility on the site in 2011. However construction never progressed, and the developer then reworked its proposals for the plot.
The residential plans, known as Prescot Park, were approved by Knowsley Council in January 2014.
McAuliffe Group started on site in January 2015 with the first phase of construction, a 28-week programme of remediation and demolition activity which has so far seen the removal of more than one million tonnes of earth.
The developer is currently finalising contracts with a number of regional and national housebuilders to deliver the scheme, and the first new homes are expected to start on site later this year.
Prescot Park will also include a £5m Home Bargains store, close to the existing Cables Retail Park area.
The site is next to St Modwen’s Prescot Business Park, a 250,000 sq ft industrial development.