‘Green travel corridor’ is complete at Wirral Waters

Developer Peel L&P completes green public realm and streetscape project at its multi-billion pound Wirral Waters scheme. Tony McDonough reports

The Greenway
The Greenway is a ‘green travel corridor’ in Wirral Waters


Peel L&P has completed its “sustainable travel corridor” project at Wirral Waters which offers a walkway and off-road cycle route.

Surrounding the Mea Park neighbourhood, The Greenway forms part of the Liverpool City Region Freeport and runs along the north side of Beaufort Road and the east side of Wallasey Bridge Road.

It is separated from the road via a landscaped corridor, incorporating sustainable drainage systems, native tree species and a wildflower meadow.

This project has been designed to create a sustainable environment that is safe and easy for walking and cycling and is well connected to surrounding neighbourhoods and the local public transport network.

Greenway project forms a key part of the Wirral Waters Active Travel Action Plan, with the new green travel corridor also connecting to the Wirral Waters Bidston site and recycling centre.

It has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and forms part of The Liverpool City Region Green Sustainable Travel Corridors project.

Richard Mawdsley, Peel L&P’s director of development at Wirral Waters, said: “The completion of the Greenway project demonstrates Wirral Waters’ commitment to creating a highly sustainable and well-connected place for people to live and work.

“This landscaped streetscape and public realm infrastructure will provide greater market confidence to residents, investors and businesses looking to relocate to the area.

“It will make it easier for new occupiers to walk, cycle or use public transport, enhancing the health and wellbeing of future residents and workers.”

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Cllr Tony Jones, chair of Wirral Council’s Economy, Regeneration and Housing Committee, added: “Already these new cycling and walking paths make the area around Beaufort and Wallasey Bridge Roads seem a more open and attractive location.

“I have no doubt that they will help to attract businesses to the area and contribute to the Wirral Council’s major regeneration plans, of which Mea Park is such an important part.”

Wirral Waters is a 500-acre site comprising former dockland which Peel L&P inherited following the acquisition of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company in 2005.

A number of projects are now complete or are under way. One of the latest is the £130m Miller’s Quay project. When complete it will provide 500 one and two-bedroom apartments. One-fifth of the homes will be classed as affordable.

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