Planning success in Liverpool as City Council approves Step Places’ development plans at Alder Hey
Quatro is delighted to have helped Step Places win planning permission for a new health-led mixed development to regenerate a six-acre plot of brownfield land that was part of the old Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.
The proposed development will bring real benefits to local NHS services and the local community and will provide:
- 102 apartments for rental to NHS and other key workers
- A ‘step-down’ patient care facility for the NHS patients to tackle ‘bed-blocking’ and release more beds for hospital treatment use
- A development of 12 units for young adults with autism to enable them to live independent lives, linked to the autism unit at Alder Hey
- 27 retirement apartments
- 40 houses that will be marketed to hospital staff in the first instance – an Alder Hey hospital staff survey has shown a great deal of interest among hospital staff in both renting and buying homes on the Springfield Gardens scheme as a way of reducing their journeys to work
- An office/research building for the use of the NHS Trust to work on the children's cancer pharma research work
- A gym and creche facility (replacing the existing one) to allow NHS staff and local residents to benefit from this amenity
- A small café/deli for staff and local residents to take some time out in the park setting
Quatro assisted Step Places to organise a series of meetings with the Friends of Springfield Park, the West Derby Society and the Alder Hey Community Action Group. We also organised a wide-ranging public consultation programme, including designing a bespoke website (https://springfieldgardens.co.uk) and facilitating on-line and face-to-face meetings, together with meetings with the Councillors for Knotty Ash and West Derby wards.
4 October 2021 | Fraser Macdonald