Remediation work has begun on three residential sites being developed by Peel L&P, Urban Splash, and Belong on 500 acres of former dockland at Wirral Waters.
The projects are: Wirral Waters One, a £90m development of 600 homes delivered as a joint venture between Peel L&P, the Legacy Foundation and Wirral Council, designed by Glenn Howells Architects; Urban Splash’s £55m development of 347 modular homes called House, designed by ShedKM; and Belong Village, a dementia care village with 34 rooms, designed by Pozzoni.
Peel L&P has received £6m of funding from Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to assist with remediation work across the three projects, which is one of the biggest such grants to be awarded outside London.
The improvements will include a programme of streetscape work, such as the creation of dockside walkways and public squares, improvements to bus, ferry, cycle and pedestrian connectivity, and improvements to local amenities and car parking.
Richard Mawdsley, director of development for Wirral Waters at Peel L&P, said: “Homes England have been incredibly supportive of Wirral Waters from the very beginning, and this £6m HIF grant illustrates just how crucial brownfield regeneration projects, like Wirral Waters, are in tackling the current UK housing crisis. It will also assist in relieving pressure off Wirral’s Green Belt.
“The public realm improvements along Northbank will give prospective residents and investors their first glimpse of the dramatic improvements we’re making to regenerate the dockland area and to be reassured of the quality of the residential neighbourhood being delivered.”
Cllr Pat Hackett, leader of Wirral Council, said: “Wirral Waters is one of the sites that is going to play a crucial role in the future development of our borough.”
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