Urban Splash outlines first homes at Wirral Waters
The developer has revealed more details of the first 30 houses to be brought to Wirral Waters under a wider 347-home joint venture with Peel L&P.
Designed by architect ShedKM, the first homes will be built on a brownfield plot east of the Grain Warehouse apartments on Northbank East, part of the wider Wirral Waters site.
Two modular house types will be used in the first phase: Town House, forming a frontage along the dock edge; and Row House, which will provide three perpendicular terraces set around shared gardens for residents.
Under the application, there will be 15 three-storey Town Houses and 15 Row Houses, the latter of which can be either two, two-and-a-half, or three storeys depending on buyer requirements.
The JV announced earlier this month it would be submitting a planning application to Wirral Council for the site and planning documents have now revealed more details behind the proposals. Eden Planning advised the JV on its application.
The company has already delivered its modular concept at sites in Birmingham, Salford, Manchester, and North Shields, and is currently planning its fifth site in Manchester’s New Islington this year. Other sites in the pipeline include Milton Keynes and Walsall.
Urban Splash and Peel L&P secured £2.5m in March this year from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund for enabling works for the site. The developer’s application is the second housing scheme to move forward at the site following the approval of Wirral Waters One in December last year; this features 500 homes and is worth around £90m.
Wirral Waters has an overall investment value of £4.5bn and is set to include a mix of uses, including housing, commercial, leisure, and education.
In total, Peel L&P, Wirral Council, and their partners have planning consent to deliver 13,521 homes, 4.5m sq ft of offices and research space; 650,000 sq ft of retail; 1m sq ft of education and leisure space; and 410,000 sq ft of hotel and conferencing facilities.