Following the exchange of contracts between developers Peel L&P, the Legacy Foundation and Wirral Council, five hundred new homes are to be built at Wirral Waters.
The £90m development, known as Wirral Waters One, will consist of 500 one and two-bedroom apartments, plus 100 affordable homes. The development will also include dock edge walkways, gardens and terraces for residents as well as a better pedestrian walkways and cycleway connections.
Richard Mawdsley, director of development for Wirral Waters at Peel L&P, said: “This exchange of contracts follows on from the planning approval which was granted by Wirral Council back in December. This is a significant step forward and another hurdle overcome for this ground-breaking residential scheme. We are acutely aware of the demand for local housing and are keen to get this build underway as soon as possible. We anticipate remediation work starting on site in the autumn and hope to have the build itself underway shortly thereafter.”
Wirral Waters One will be the first of a number of residential schemes coming forward along the Northbank neighbourhood area at Wirral Waters.
Cllr Pat Hackett, leader of the Council, said: “This is a fantastic result, for many different reasons. It kick-starts development at Wirral Waters, helping to transform Birkenhead’s dockland and attracting new businesses and visitors to the area. It also provides the homes people desperately need, on a key brownfield site, limiting any potential need to release Green Belt for development.”