Plans for Wirral Waters are bold. Nothing is being done in half measures. It takes the best ideas from the best European waterfront cities and creates a sustainable city extension that perfectly complements Liverpool.
The masterplan includes a huge variety of new homes, education hubs and facilities for dynamic businesses. Plus there is a range of arts venues, shops and cafés.
As it embarks upon the development of East Float at Wirral Waters, the modern housebuilder, House by Urban Splash, has introduced a new typology to its portfolio of modular housing – and it’s coming first to the Wirral Waters site, nestling between Birkenhead and Wallasey.
Known as Row House, it has been designed by Liverpool-based architects shedkm. The red-clad homes are a colourful and bold type of house, with buyers at Wirral Waters able to choose from a range of options to make their home their own – including the option of a rooftop terrace.
House by Urban Splash is creating the East Float neighbourhood at Wirral Waters in joint venture partnership with Peel L&P, creating around 350 homes using modern methods of construction including these first ever Row House homes.
Guy Ackernley, residential sales director at House by Urban Splash, explained, “We are delighted to release another bold and innovative new housing typology – and are proud to be bringing it first to Merseyside.
“Urban Splash was founded in Merseyside, creating hundreds of thousands of sq ft of workspace as well as city centre apartments in Liverpool; 28 years on we’re immensely proud to be back in the region, introducing a totally new concept – just as we did back in the 1990s.”
Row House represents a modern mews house, or ‘Urban Cottage’, bringing a more compact terrace form to the portfolio at an affordable price range, meaning more people can get on the housing ladder with a home customised to meet their individual lifestyle needs.
Each home is characterised by a central, oversized, floor-to-ceiling window, which firmly delivers on the House by Urban Splash promise, to deliver design-led, bright open spaces for living.
Guy continued, “This product challenges design convention and something we believe will redefine the concept of new build living – we’re creating a series of homes which combine state-of-the-art materials and construction with a lifestyle enhancing design.”
Row House comes in a choice of three sizes with the same footprint; two storey, two and a half storey with a roof terrace, and three storey, with a fantastic master suite. As with all House by Urban Splash homes, layouts can all be customised by the buyer to suit their lifestyle and taste.
The Row House for Wirral Waters features a characterful industrial red metal cladding, designed in keeping with the neighbourhood’s distinctive Docklands architecture. Each home will also come with a private terrace, as well as access to a shared residents’ garden – giving buyers the best of both worlds.
Row House is designed around the principles of space, light, economical and sustainable living, with the architects’ design maximising the available internal space and offering a buyer flexibility as to how to use this space; whether to create multiple generous double bedrooms, a rooftop terrace for entertaining, a light and spacious home study, or hobby room.
Ian Killick, director at shedkm, added, “Row House incorporates the most up to date modular thinking and sustainability features. We have made a few big design moves to make the very most efficient use of internal space and open up options for outdoor living space. As buyers pick and choose their options, Row House will deliver an eclectic streetscape, with a distinct aesthetic running through it.”
With communal open spaces, pedestrianised streets, 1500 trees and open waters, the redevelopment will transform the old Wirral docks into one of the North West’s best places to live.
In partnership with Peel L&P, East Float will set the tone for the whole of Wirral Waters, with a mix of flexible apartments, modular houses, quiet pedestrianised streets, large communal gardens and a prime waterside location.
All of Urban Splash’s homes at the East Float are designed with large windows to let in the light and to make the most of the views over water or green space.
The first Row Houses will launch for sale at Wirral Waters in Merseyside this spring. For more information visit https://www.housebyurbansplash.co.uk/locations/wirral-waters
Main image credit: Peel L&P and Uniform AV