Dell Gardens

Value: £2.8mArchitects: Paddock Johnson Architects

The fourth project in the batch for Onward Homes has seen a further 28 units delivered to provide much-needed affordable housing in the area – as identified in Wirral Council’s Housing Strategy for 2020.

Following demolition of The Dell – an abandoned public house in Prenton, Birkenhead
– the Crossfield Living team constructed two-bed apartments across four
storeys. Each of the homes has its own dedicated parking space and seven were
designed to meet the needs of the elderly and people with mobility issues, with level
access throughout and walk-in shower facilities.

Due to the site’s location in a residential area, stakeholder engagement was integral to the project’s success. Local people were initially opposed to the development, but the team built a strong rapport with neighbours, resulting in their full support and an ongoing relationship with the Prenton Tenants and Residents Association, who were given the opportunity to choose the final name for the completed building.

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