Work starts on Belong’s £20m Wirral Waters care home
Caddick Construction has begun enabling works to pave the way for the 34-home care village.
Not-for-profit dementia specialist Belong won approval for the £20m care home in 2019.
Designed by Pozzoni Architecture, the development will form part of Peel L&P’s Wirral Waters, the £4bn regeneration of 300 acres former docklands on the River Mersey.
Belong’s scheme is designed to support people as their needs change and will provide a range of specialist dementia services, including home care and day care under the Belong at Home and Experience Days brands.
Additional amenities include a waterside bistro, hair salon, exercise studio, and entertainment venue with a licensed bar.
Following the completion of the enabling works, Caddick is due to commence on site later this year, with the completion of the build expected in 2024.
Belong chief executive Martin Rix said: “We are delighted to be entering the next stage of this landmark project, which also marks the latest expansion of Belong in the North West.
“Wirral Waters is an exciting development and we’re looking forward to welcoming the community to what will be our second Merseyside village, following the opening of Belong Birkdale next year.”
Richard Mawdsley, director of development for Wirral Waters at Peel L&P, added: “It’s wonderful to see even more progress along Northbank with the creation of Belong Wirral.
“Belong’s development will be a key component of the diverse neighbourhood we are creating along Northbank.”
Belong Wirral will be the tenth development for the organisation, which currently operates in Atherton, Crewe, Didsbury, Macclesfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Warrington and Wigan, with two additional sites due to open in Chester and Birkdale, in 2022 and 2023 respectively.