Clients – Magenta Living / Halton Housing Trust
Contractor – Mulbury Homes
Project – Residential development consisting of 243 mixed tenure houses including access, open space and associated infrastructure.
MPSL were appointed by Mulbury Homes in 2017 to provide Architectural Services to assist with the redevelopment of the former commercial site, now known as ‘Three Sails Point’, Widnes.
Several planning applications have been made over recent years to revitalise this extensive 7.6 hectare development since activities ceased at the site circa 1990s, leaving it open to the elements post demolition.
In support of the planning application, our team prepared a comprehensive set of planning drawings, including street scenes, fully detailed CAD layouts and Design and Access statement, along with a post planning Technical drawing package comprising of apartment working drawings, construction details, legal layout plans and setting out co-ordinates.
Our team designed a range of properties, which all benefit from modern specifications, providing potential occupants with contemporary living spaces which will facilitate modern lifestyles, whatever their price range.
The planning application sought approval for the ‘’Construction of 248no. residential dwellings, together with associated landscaping, public open space, affordable housing and on-site infrastructure” subsequently granted after a long and complicated process, which resulted in approval of 243no dwellings, of which 183 dwellings will be offered as either shared ownership or affordable rent with the remainder open sale.
Working collaboratively, with the support and dedication of the consultant team, there was a smooth and effective planning process, which ensured permission was granted after several years of challenges. Immense thanks are given to our fellow consultants Croft, Trevor Bridge Associates and Satplan.
Following extensive remediation, construction has been progressing well on site, with first completions expected early this year, keeping the development on track for completion.
This development is Magenta’s largest contract to date and will be a welcomed start to spring 2021 to see the first sales go out. The variety of house types will ensure this mixed tenure development will create a well-balanced community, making the most of its sustainable location and access to the Trans Pennine route, as well as the Mersey estuary vista, it’s sure to be a sell-out!