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Peel gets consent for Wirral Waters arts hub

September 4, 2019 by NSC in Weekly News
Wirral Council has given the green light for the £4M waterside Egerton Village scheme, which will contain retail, events and arts space, at a site adjacent to Wirrall Metropolitan College.

The development, which will form a central element of Peel L&P’s Wirral Waters and with views across the river Mersey to Liverpool, will be a creative and community hub for visitors, students, businesses and residents.

The waterside village has been designed by OMI Architects, following an architectural competition. Its design is a response to the Wirral being a series of villages, the site’s quayside location on the docks and its views across the River Mersey to Liverpool.

Richard Mawdsley, Director of Development at Peel L&P, said: “Egerton Village is a really important development at Wirral Waters as it will help provide some of the facilities and amenities that are missing, but that lie at the heart of a regeneration project. It has been designed to serve new and existing residents, students and local businesses as well as visitors. Securing planning is a positive step forward.”

Nick Berry, Director of OMI Architects said: “The approval of the Egerton Village proposal is a positive milestone in the delivery of what will become the natural ‘hub’ for leisure activities within Peel L&Ps wider Wirral Waters vision.

Wirral Council Cabinet Member for Jobs and Growth, Cllr Tony Jones, said: “There is a real momentum building at Wirral Waters, which is seeing more and more significant steps forward. The confidence this is building up cannot be over-estimated and shows how important Wirral is becoming as a place to invest and the opportunities it offers. This latest announcement is continuing proof that this is an exciting time for the Wirral.”

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