Wirral Growth Company will bring our collective expertise together to breathe new life into the places where people live, work and play.
One of the first areas of focus for the Wirral Growth Company will be new developments in Birkenhead and we are asking people to give their views on what they want to see happen to the boroughs main town centre.
Create new opportunities for local residents.
Increase more private sector investment.
Deliver much-needed new homes.
Bring forward new development opportunities.
Improve the built environment.
Revitalise local communities.
To achieve our aim of building a better Wirral for present and future generations we have created a modern, commercially viable organisation to help us deliver our goal: Wirral Growth Company will play a key role in boosting the local economy, providing new employment and delivering much-needed new housing.
With any programme of regeneration, it’s not just looking at bricks and mortar, it’s how we can create opportunities to generate real value in the communities we will serve, through employment, economic growth and importantly through the wellbeing of everyone who lives, or comes to work on the Wirral.
We’re delighted to be engaging with the community, speaking to residents and other key stakeholders about their thoughts on Birkenhead, to find out how we can help them deliver their vision for a vibrant and attractive future town centre.
This is a key step for any successful programme of regeneration that will help shape development in the area, and enable the growth company to bring forward transformational schemes that deliver a real sense of place.
Muse Developments is one of the UK’s leading names in mixed-use development and urban regeneration, with more than 30 years’ experience of delivering high-quality, transformational schemes in the communities they work. Through development agreements and joint ventures, Muse breathes new life into towns and cities, creating sustainable working, living and leisure spaces for all.
Operating from a local office in the North West, Muse has successful projects in Blackpool, Bolton, Chester, Salford, Stockport and Warrington. Many of their schemes have been benchmarked against the finest in the region and Muse have won the prestigious Insider Media ‘Developer of the Year’ award five times in the last seven years.
Salford Central will regenerate over 50 acres of Salford’s civic and historic centre, over two key sites – Chapel Street and New Bailey. Chapel Street is a new gateway site, and the former historic centre of the city, where Muse through its partnership with the English Cities Fund has delivered major infrastructure works, public realm improvements, retail and leisure space, along with a range of homes at our award-winning residential schemes. New Bailey is an exciting new mixed-use district just a stone’s throw from Salford Central train station that connects directly to the adjacent Spinningfields area of Manchester city centre. Since work began in 2013, 125,000 sq ft commercial space, 1,235 parking spaces over two multi-storey car parks, along with leisure units, a 143-bedroom Premier Inn and 225 apartments at The Slate Yard have been delivered. Currently under construction are a further three office developments, along with the third residential building at The Slate Yard, with more in the pipeline across the two key sites.
Muse is working in partnership with Warrington Council to deliver the £130 million mixed-use Time Square scheme in the heart of Warrington Town Centre. The project will transform the town centre, providing a new retail and leisure quarter with a new cinema, restaurants and public square, council offices and a modern home for the much-loved, award-winning market. Construction of the scheme is nearing completion, whilst the market continues to operate in its temporary home and a new 1,200-space multi-storey car park is open to the public.
Muse is Stockport Council’s development partner for Stockport Exchange, a £145m gateway development, which is creating a new business district in the town, while linking the railway station and the retail core of the town centre. Phases one and two of the development, which include a 1,000-space multi-story car park, a 50,000sqft, five-storey office building, a 115-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel and a new public space have been delivered. Phase three is currently under construction, which brings forward 61,502 sq ft of commercial space through the second office development, along with an extension of the open space to improve accessibility to the town centre.
Muse has developed a comprehensive masterplan with Blackpool Council for Talbot Gateway providing a new central business district and civic quarter with 1.1 million sq ft of development that includes hotels, grade A office space, a supermarket, retail units, café/ restaurants and a new transport interchange. The first phase of development – a new council office building, supermarket for Sainsbury’s and a refurbished 650 space multi-storey car park have been delivered. The next phase of development is due to start in 2020 and will provide a 144-bedroom hotel for Holiday Inn and a new tram terminus.
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