The first phase of a £55bn project, which will see 347 modular homes built in Wirral, has been approved.
This week, Wirral Council signed off on the project, a joint venture between Urban Splash and Peel L&P, and now the first 30 modular homes will be built at a new waterside neighbourhood called East Float at the heart of development site Wirral Waters.
All of the modular homes will be customisable by those moving in. They will then be manufactured off-site in the House by Urban Splash modular factory, and delivered to site upon completion.
According to Urban Splash, “[the project] will transform the neglected industrial site of Wirral Docks into a forward-looking urban village built around people and community”.
This first phase of homes was approved through Wirral Council’s delegated powers, which means they do not require sign off at planning committee.
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.”
Modular homes are prefabricated builds developed by package companies, or turnkey providers, away from the building site before being delivered to the intended site.
They have become an increasingly popular option for self builders, enabling faster on-site process, and the modular homes market is set to expand over the next six years.
In 2019, Andrew Lloyd Webber joined the self build revolution when he completed a five-bedroom modular build in his Hampshire estate.
Urban Splash said that “The first launch of homes at East Float will be announced soon”, adding that the area could become an “internationally-recognised waterside residential quarter for families, individuals and couples alike”.