Planners approve £8.5m over-55s scheme in Wirral

Anwyl Partnerships has teamed up Magenta Living to deliver the scheme, comprising 53 apartments, on the site of former NHS buildings. Tony McDonough reports

Anwyl Partnerships
Anwyl Partnerships and Magenta Living will deliver the extra care scheme in Wallasey


Developer Anwyl Partnerships has secured planning consent for an £8.5m ‘extra care’ residential scheme for the over-55s in Wirral.

It is partnering with Magenta Living to deliver the scheme off Greenheys Road in Wallasey, Wirral, comprising 53 apartments, on the site of former NHS buildings. Anwyl submitted a joint planning application along with site owner, NHS Property Services.

The new development will regenerate the 1.2-acre brownfield site, replacing the old NHS buildings, which are now due to be demolished. The new extra care building will accommodate 53 units, 45 of which will be one-bedroom apartments.

There will be an additional eight two-bedroom apartments as well as car parking and associated landscaping. Tom Anwyl, managing director of Anwyl Partnerships, said: “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.”

Paul Anson, director of business growth and resilience at Magenta Living, added: “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.”

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