A Wirral-based housing association is putting forward proposals to redevelop the former offices of Heap & Partners behind Manor Road Station.
Wirral Methodist Housing Association (WMHA) is a charitable organistion that specialises in providing housing solutions for all types of people. It is proposing to develop the vacant Heap & Partners offices at the bottom of Newton Road subject to planning consent. Architects for the scheme are Port Sunlight based Paddock Johnson Partnership.
The offices, known as Britannia House, have been vacant for 2 years and had an initial guide price of £1m. The buildings were originally used by the Hoylake Laundry Company.
WMHA are proposing the following:
3-Storey Flat Block
This building will contain eleven, two bedroom flats with a further flat being kept aside for use as a social area for residents. WMHA is working with a group of parents of young people with a physical and/or learning disability, called Wirral SILC to help their children to have a housing solution that offers greater independence.
Two bungalows are planned that allow for wheelchair access.
2-Storey Flat Block
This building will contain eight, two bedroom flats for elderly residents who may require care and support to enhance their lives.
WMHA has applied for grant funding from the Government through the Homes and Communities Agency. If both funding and planning consent is achieved construction works are expected to start before December 2011 with a target completion date of summer 2013.
Residents near to the development will be able to comment upon the planning application and have their views formally recorded.
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