A derelict former industrial site in Liverpool city region could see the construction of 1,200 new homes in a £155m scheme. Tony McDonough reports
A public consultation has started on a proposed £155m scheme that would see 1,200 homes built at a former engineering and chemical site in Wirral.
Located in Bromborough, close to Port Sunlight River Park, the project would see the derelict industrial site transformed into a new residential community over a 10-year construction period.
It is being brought forward by Bromborough Riverside Regeneration and its UK development company, Black Pearl Homes, along with property investment and development company, Grammont Group. Plans include:
- 1,200 new homes, including houses and apartments for families, young couples and first-time buyers, as well as affordable homes.
- Purpose-built accommodation for older people with access to care and support.
- A landscaped promenade overlooking the River Mersey.
- Green and public open spaces, new planting, woodland and landscaping throughout the development, including community greens, play areas.
- Improved access to Port Sunlight Park and Eastham Park.
- Electric vehicle charging points across the development.
- A new bus route through the site as well as walking and cycling routes.
Bjorn Martenson, director at Black Pearl Homes said: “Bromborough Wharf will support the council’s ambition to have a brownfield first approach for new housebuilding in the Wirral and deliver a housing mix that caters for all ages and local needs.
“We’re looking to create a sustainable riverside community that will be a desirable place to live for generations to come, and we encourage local people to get involved in our consultation and tell us what they think about the plans.”
The public consultation ends on Wednesday, April 6. For more information about the plans and complete an online questionnaire at www.bromboroughwharf.co.uk