Consulting engineers, Patrick Parsons, have been appointed to advise on the Wirral Waters development.
The £4.5bn regeneration scheme, led by Peel Land and Property Development, is the largest in the UK and is set to transform more than 500 acres of derelict Birkenhead docklands into a thriving and sustainable city extension.
Patrick Parsons’ Manchester office are providing building services design on two schemes at Wirral Waters, The Legacy Project and the Maritime Knowledge Hub.
The Legacy project forms the western part of Wirral Water’s Northbank neighbourhood area and will see circa 500 one and two-bedroom apartments with associated parking and landscaping built as part of the first phases of residential delivery on the site. A planning application for the transformational project was submitted in May 2018.
The Maritime Knowledge Hub is a £20m centre of excellence in the marine sector that clusters skills, training, knowledge creation and industry into a single facility.
The 30-year Wirral Waters project aims to create up to 20,000 new jobs and 13,000 new homes.
Dilon Hilton, Director at Patrick Parsons, said: “We are thrilled to be working on such a prestigious and exciting project, which will significantly elevate the area to the benefit of the existing community. These two schemes continue the delivery momentum and will help set the tone for future sustainable development on the site. We look forward to continuing our work on Wirral Waters, alongside world class architects and urban designers.”
The Wirral Waters scheme is the latest addition to Patrick Parsons’ expanding regeneration portfolio, which currently includes the £17m redevelopment of Helensburgh’s Waterfront and Anthology Deptford Foundry, a scheme which will convert a former metal foundry site into a new neighbourhood in South East London.