Anwyl Partnerships has secured planning approval for an £8.5 million extra care housing scheme in Wirral, Merseyside, under a joint application with NHS Property Services.
The developer has partnered with the Wirral-based housing association Magenta Living to deliver the extra care housing scheme which has been given full planning permission by Wirral Council.
The scheme off Greenheys Road in Wallasey, Wirral comprises 53 apartments and will help provide affordable extra care accommodation in the borough.
It will also help bring a brownfield site back into use as the site currently features two former NHS buildings which were recently closed.
Tom Anwyl, managing director of Anwyl Partnerships explained: “This is a fantastic development that is set to become a true asset to the local community.
“We’ve worked collaboratively with the team at Magenta Living from the outset to identify the real requirements for the new facility, ensuring it will be placed as a vibrant addition to the area whilst enhancing the wider community long into the future.
“Our in-depth understanding of what an affordable housing development, such as this, needs to bring about has allowed us to overcome any obstacles and drive forward the best solution which meets the aspirations and objectives of both Magenta Living and Wirral Council.”
This is the second extra care scheme Anwyl Partnerships will deliver for Magenta Living in Wirral after it handed over a 21-apartment scheme in Pensby earlier this summer.
The Greenheys Road development will regenerate the 1.2-acre site, replacing the old NHS buildings which will be demolished as part of the works.
The new extra care building will accommodate 45 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments and will include a car park and associated landscaping.
Anwul Partnership is set to commence work on the new extra care housing scheme later this year.
Paul Anson, Director of Business Growth and Resilience at Magenta Living said: “We are really pleased that planning permission has been granted for the development of our second extra care scheme in Wirral.
“It’s great to be able to regenerate what is currently a disused site and provide much needed over 55s accommodation in the Wallasey area.
“We are looking forward to again be working in partnership on this project with Anwyl Partnerships, who really do support our vision of creating vibrant homes and neighbourhoods.”
Image: An artist’s impression of what Anwyl Partnerships’ new extra care scheme in Wallasey, Wirral will look like. Credit: Anwyl Partnerships