Joint venture with Peel given permission for latest phase of Wirral Waters megaproject

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Planning permission has been granted for 30 modular homes in the 13,000-home Wirral Waters scheme in Birkenhead, to be delivered as a joint venture between Peel L&P and Urban Splash.

The permission will see the installation of the modular volumetric homes from Urban Splash’s offsite subsidiary, House by Urban Splash, as part of the 347-home next phase of the massive £4.5bn regeneration project.

The 30 modular homes will include the customisable “Town House” product, as well as the first examples of Urban Splash’s latest product, the terraced “Row House”.

The £55m phase, called East Float, is being delivered by a 50-50 joint venture between Urban Splash and North-west landowner and developer Peel L&P.

This will represent one of the biggest developments since Urban Splash sold a 35% stake in the offsite business to Japanese modular housebuilding giant Sekisui House last year in a £90m deal also involving Homes England.

Peel-owned Wirral Waters is one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK, with 13,000 homes planned and 20 million sq ft of mixed-use commercial space envisaged on the left bank of the river Mersey.

Richard Mawdsley, director of development at Peel L&P, said: “East Float will be a huge draw for those wanting to take advantage of the very latest in modular housing design. This project will not only provide much-needed housing for the area but it will transform the brownfield site into a highly contemporary, internationally recognised waterside residential quarter for families, individuals and couples alike.”

Jonathan Falkingham, co-founder of Urban Splash, said the scheme would bring “a wide choice of modern, innovative new homes for people to live in”.