Builder Anwyl hands over £3.4m Wirral scheme

Anwyl Partnerships has completed the £3.4m extra care development in Pensby on behalf of Magenta Living. Tony McDonough reports

Anwyl has delivered Barncroft in Pensby for Magenta Living


Construction firm Anwyl Partnerships has handed over a a £3.4m extra care development to Wirral based Magenta Living.

The Barncroft development in Pensby encompasses 21 apartments, built around a range of internal and external communal spaces to help maintain social interaction and support well-being for residents.

A vegetable and shrubbery garden makes up part of the scheme, designed to provide a space where residents can meet and tend to the garden together. It also offers a ‘dementia-friendly’ environment.

The development is the first project Anwyl have delivered in partnership with affordable housing provider, Magenta Living, and helps to address the demand for high-quality over 55s accommodation in Wirral.

Further to delivering the requirements for extra care living, the project also represents a high quality and attractive architectural feature to the local area, having been designed to remain in-keeping with the neighbouring Pensby Hall.

Development on site during lockdown was recognised as essential works in order to achieve project hand over and residents are now set to move into their new apartments in the coming weeks.

Tom Anwyl, managing director at Anwyl Partnerships, said: “We’ve remained committed to progressing this project during the lockdown period to reach completion, as we recognise the urgent need for this type of housing.

“This is a fantastic scheme, marking our first on the Wirral and we look forward to supporting the council’s plans by developing further projects of this nature here in the future.”

Not-for-profit housing provider, Magenta Living owns and manages just under 13,000 homes in Wirral and across the North West. Paul Anson, executive director of growth, added: “The completion of Barncroft Extra Care Scheme is a fantastic achievement especially given the recent challenges of the lockdown period.”

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