Peel L&P has lodged plans for a package of public realm improvements the developer says will pave the way for the creation of a 1m sq ft waterside industrial complex, as part of the 500-acre Wirral Waters regeneration scheme.
The West Float Marine, Energy and Automotive Park is described by Peel L&P as the “industrial heart of Wirral Waters” and the public realm project will provide the initial infrastructure for this part of the development.
Called Greenway, the work includes the construction a footway and cycleway along the north side of Beaufort Road and east side of Wallasey Bridge Road, to be separated from the main road by a strip of landscaping.
The Greenway project is essential in providing further market confidence to investors and businesses to commit to locate at West Float, Peel L&P said.
Richard Mawdsley, Peel L&P’s director of development for Wirral Waters, said: “The Greenway public realm project represents the first stage of development at Wirral Waters’ West Float neighbourhood.
“The creation of a strategic east-west greenway across Wirral Waters, improving the environment and linking the development to the surrounding areas, will play a key part to help delivery of MEA Park, building on historic associations and expertise within the local area.”
The Wirral Waters masterplan covers 500 acres of land and water at the Birkenhead docks and is expected to deliver 13,000 homes and 20m sq ft of mixed-use space on completion.