Hoylake’s Lee Court has seen the completion of a housing construction that aims to provide a living space for young disabled people living with parents of an elderly age.
The Lee Road housing project, worth £3.2m, consists of two adapted bungalows, 11 flats, and eight additional flats designed for older people. An increase in building and joinery in the Wirral might therefore be on the cards once residents have moved in and had their say on their new home.
Liverpool’s Plant Construction built Lee Court on behalf of the Wirral Methodist Housing Association (WMHA) on the site that at one time was used by the engineering company Heap and Partners.
Paddock Johnson Partnership acted at the architect of the scheme and any lettings to the elderly residents are managed by Wirral Partnership Homes.
Local MP Esther McVey opened the project, along with a resident of Lee Court and WMHA chief executive Alun Hughes.
A WMHA spokesman said:
“This scheme is the second integrated project of its type for the association, following on from its ground breaking scheme at Mobberley Court in Spital, which was completed in 2008 and also its second housing project in Hoylake.”
The association has a long-standing history of building within communities with a mix of people. It is happy that it has managed to provide homes for both aging people who remain active and people with disabilities, each of them within the same grounds that were used by the old engineering factory.