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New homes boost for Wirral Waters

A new, multi-million pound housing programme is set to kick-start residential development at the Wirral Waters site.

Proposals are due to go before Wirral Council’s ruling Cabinet which introduce a £90m plan to build 500 new apartments in Wirral’s docklands.

The ‘Wirral Waters One’ proposal is a joint venture between the council and landowners Peel Holdings, and includes the Legacy Foundation.

It will see a series of apartment blocks built on this key strategic waterfront site in Wirral Waters. It would be constructed using traditional methods, which fit well into the local environment and also focus on quality design.

A building adjacent to the junction at Dock Road/Duke Street would have commercial premises to provide services and amenities to the local residents. The development would have dedicated parking and high quality landscaping and a pedestrian route along the dock edge would be created linking the residential developments.

As part of the project, the Legacy Foundation will provide £100,000 of funding in the first year to be invested in community activities.

Wirral Council leader, Cllr Phil Davies, said: “This is an exciting proposition which will play a significant part in helping us to deliver the new housing which the area so desperately needs and will also help kick-start even more development on one of the key regeneration sites in Wirral.

“We are seeing huge confidence in Wirral as an area to invest in at the moment. Our plans for regeneration throughout the borough are gaining momentum, and we will see more exciting news in the coming days and weeks about developments on a number of different sites.

“There is still work to be done to take this project forward but, combined with other developments already progressing at the site, this represents a major breakthrough for Wirral Waters.”

‘Wirral Waters One’ is part of a ‘residential zone’ taking shape at the Northbank ‘neighbourhood’ area on Dock Road, near to the old corn warehouses which were converted into residential units some time ago.