Topping out celebrated at £130m flagship residential development
A residential scheme involving 500 one- and two-bedroom waterfront apartments has reached its topping out stage.
Miller’s Quay, Peel L&P’s cornerstone residential scheme at Wirral Waters, marked the milestone phase today (June 8) with representatives of Peel L&P, its funding partner, Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), construction firm GRAHAM, Homes England, Wirral Council, and staff and students from Wirral Met College, to celebrate the topping out of what is the single biggest development to date at the UK’s largest and most sustainable regeneration project.
The ceremony marks reaching the highest point in the construction of the transformational residential development.
In addition to its high levels of sustainability, Miller’s Quay is also delivering significant social value with 100 affordable new homes included and a wide range of unique learning and employment opportunities for the local community.
Miller’s Quay will help improve employment prospects for local students.
Since construction began last July, 319 students from Wirral Met College have already benefited from the ‘live’ classroom on its doorstep where students are taking part in a number of activities and learning a wide range of skills.
Richard Mawdsley, director of development for Peel L&P’s Wirral Waters, said: “We have reached an exciting milestone with the topping out of Miller’s Quay. This has been a fantastic day to reflect on everything that has been achieved so far and to celebrate the significant social impact this project is already having on the local community, thanks to the strong partnership that has been created by Peel L&P, GRAHAM, PIC and Wirral Met College.
“I have been really proud and humbled to see the students engaged in learning on site over the last 10 months and knowing that they are learning about modern and green methods of construction for these energy and resource-efficient new homes, is incredibly reassuring in our ambition to create the construction workforce of the future.”
James Agar, head of long income at Pension Insurance Corporation, said: “The development has been a model for how long-term investors can play a major role in the levelling up agenda.”
Sue Higginson, principal of Wirral Met College, said: “The opportunities which have already been created through the development of Miller’s Quay have been life changing for our young people.”
Peter Reavey, regional director of GRAHAM, said: “GRAHAM and our supply chain remain focused on the delivery of this high-profile development for Peel L&P, PIC and Wirral Council.”
Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Paul Stuart, said: “Millers Quay is an important part of Wirral’s wider regeneration ambitions. We demonstrate that Wirral can be the best place to start and grow our families and businesses.”
Cllr Tony Jones, chair of Wirral Council’s economy, regeneration and housing committee, said: “This development represents a significant milestone in the development of Wirral Waters, and the emphasis on working with local students shows how regeneration can make a real difference to people’s lives and offer opportunities to the young people of Wirral.”