The planning application for the new village has been submitted to Wirral Council’s planning department this week. At the heart of the new development will be a range of village centre amenities which are open to the public, including bistro, specialist gym, hair salon and a range of function rooms.
Beyond this centre, the complex includes housing options to cater for a spectrum of abilities, including 34 one and two-bedroom apartments for independent living to six households which will provide 24-hour support, including nursing and dementia care, for up to 12 residents in each household.
The village will also support people in the wider community through its registered domiciliary care service, Belong at Home, and its specialist day care service, Experience Days.
Tracey Stakes, chief executive of Belong Villages, said: “Wirral Waters is a thoughtfully designed and ambitious project and we are delighted that Peel have had the foresight to include state-of-the-art provision for later life within the scheme. Our experience has consistently demonstrated that older people thrive in vibrant, integrated communities and this promises to be a really exciting location for our tenth Belong village in the North West.”
Richard Mawdsley, director of development at Peel Land and Property, said: “The plans we have in place with Belong are very exciting. This development will be a crucial part of our housing offer at Wirral Waters and will help to create a thriving and diverse community.
“As a society with an ageing population, this inevitably brings more complex care needs and Belong offers an incredibly vibrant, dynamic and versatile setting for residents to enjoy, whatever their needs or abilities.”