An exciting year for Peel Waters
As 2023 draws to an end we look back at what has been an exciting year for the whole Peel Waters portfolio. We’ve seen a wave of success stories from planning approvals, construction milestones and lettings to the creation of homes, community events and community energy schemes.
Liverpool Waters continues to make progress
2023 has seen progress across the board at Liverpool Waters. Two significant residential developments got underway in 2023 with over 600 new homes under construction at Liverpool Waters. These will add to the over 1,000 homes with residents already living in and enjoying the area.
Both the new Isle of Man Ferry Terminal and Everton FC’s new stadium made significant progress in 2023 with both expected to complete in 2024.
As 2023 draws to a close, there is close to £1bn worth of live construction projects across Liverpool Waters.
A bumper year for Wirral Waters
2023 was a bumper year with new residents, new businesses, new jobs, two awards, significant progress on key construction projects, and fantastic local art!
Early in 2023 the first 30, energy efficient modular homes at Redbridge Quay, went on the market with two, three and four-bedroom homes available to buy. Throughout the year new residents have been moving in and enjoying the homes, communal gardens, waterside access, and the new park – Northbank Green.
Creating community at Chatham Waters
Chatham Waters has seen big construction milestones, new lettings and new events for the local community to enjoy.
Summer Social, a memorable waterside event brought together the Chatham Waters community. Over £125 million has been invested into Chatham Waters to create new public realm, improved infrastructure and plenty of spaces for the community to use including the waterfront boulevard and dock gardens. The celebrations and announcements continued throughout summer when one of Britain’s leading convenience store brands, Londis, announced it would be opening a brand-new store at Chatham Waters.
Meanwhile, plans were revealed to transform existing brownfield land into ‘Basin3’ a circa 31,000m² enterprise and employment campus, made up of adaptable workspace and the opportunity to create hundreds of new jobs and apprenticeships.
momentum builds at trafford Waters
2023 was a big year for Trafford Waters. A flurry of planning approvals and planning submissions got the year off to a super start, and momentum kept building with two residential schemes starting on site.
Planning permission was granted for 83 one and two-bedroom homes to be built in an affordable housing scheme offering Rent to Buy apartments, allowing people to pay a discounted rent and save up a deposit enabling them to buy.
Following the public consultation earlier in the year, plans were also submitted to build a further 208 new homes consisting of one, two and three-bedroom apartments across two buildings, which will also include a first-floor residents’ garden.
Plans were also approved this year to bring specialist dementia care and elderly living homes to Trafford Waters.
a desirable neighbourhood at manchester Waters
Delivering and unlocking opportunities to bring much-needed new housing to the area has been the big focus at Manchester Waters in 2023. As one of the last remaining large-scale development sites close to the City Centre, Manchester Waters is proving to be one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the city.
Plans were submitted for 159 new home split across two buildings, overlooking two historic canals, and will uniquely offer every future resident a home with a waterfront view.
Meanwhile the third tower of the iconic X1 development officially opened with a special celebratory ceremony.
driving sustainable growth at glasgow Waters
2023 was a busy year for Peel Waters in Scotland, with our developments playing a defining role in supporting the Scottish Government’s ‘Clyde Mission’, using the river flowing through Scotland’s largest city to drive sustainable growth for the whole country.
Significant steps were made to bring Scotland’s newest wellbeing destination to Glasgow Waters. Therme Scotland will be Therme Group’s second wellbeing destination in the UK after Therme Manchester, aiming to make wellbeing more accessible and inclusive.
Whilst several new home schemes are in their final phases and completing in 2024, the creation of community is high on the agenda. To build community excitement, the Clydeside Community Garden opened in June and the city’s longest outdoor mural from Scotland-based artist collective Healy Arts debuted this summer.
Carrying on its commitment to creating sustainable and healthy communities, Peel Waters continues to invest in creating destinations for active travel with a coastal path among other well-being focussed schemes.
Logistics scheme in the planning
To wrap up an exciting year, plans were submitted for HALO WEST a new logistics and industrial development in Salford. The proposed scheme would completely transform and redevelop the current brownfield site, which has previously been used as a waste recycling facility, into a hyper-connected employment zone.