Urban Splash modular homes win planning

22nd January, 2020

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

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".

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