Greenheys Road, Wallasey
Planning consultancy; 100% Affordable Extra Care scheme
Client: Anwyl Partnerships
Image Credit: John McCall Architects
Acting as planning consultant on behalf of Anwyl Partnerships, planning permission was secured for an Extra Care scheme comprising of 53 apartments on a former NHS site in Liscard, Wirral. Magenta Living, the largest Registered Provider of Social Housing in Wirral, are to manage the site going forward.
The proposals will see the remediation and redevelopment of a vacant site in a prominent and sustainable location. Not only that, 100% affordable housing is being provided and a high-quality extra care facility for the over 55s and it was demonstrated within our submission that the proposals meet specific and evidenced local housing market needs in the Wallasey sub-area.
The scheme will result in a number of other significant benefits, namely:
- The creation of both direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase and when the building is operational, the generation of approximately £7m worth of investment in the local economy through additional expenditure and the local supply chains;
- The sale of the site will generate much needed revenue for the NHS; and
- The comprehensive landscaping strategy and tree planting proposed will provide long term visual amenity benefits for the site and surrounding area and opportunities for new wildlife and biodiversity as a result of the introduction of new high quality green infrastructure.