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Structural remediation work completed on historic Wirral apartments

Peel Waters, a waterside regeneration specialist, has completed structural remediation work on East Float Quay at Wirral Waters.

Following structural surveys of the buildings’ brick parapet walls, which revealed crumbling mortar, debris, and water penetration, work on the Grade II listed former grain warehouses on Dock Road began 16 months ago.

The historic building, which now houses 178 privately owned apartments, is located in the heart of Wirral Waters, the UK’s largest and most sustainable regeneration project.

East Float Quay is surrounded by a new public realm, a pocket park, dockside walkways, and two currently under construction residential developments: Miller’s Quay, a £130 million development of 500 highly sustainable one- and two-bedroom waterfront apartments, and Redbridge Quay, a development of two, three, and four-bedroom energy-efficient modular homes. These residential developments are working together to create a new, diverse, and sustainable community along Northbank.

Richard Mawdsley, Director of Development at Wirral Waters, said:

“The original grain warehouses at East Float Quay weren’t designed for residential use and the work carried out around the parapets by the original developer when converting the buildings was substandard. Peel then inherited the situation after the original developer went bust.  Following consultation with the apartment owners, Peel Waters, agreed to forward fund the project to enable this important remedial work to proceed, with the apartment owners paying their share over an agreed period of time. 

“This has been a complex and challenging project but we are incredibly grateful to all the apartment owners for their co-operation throughout this work and for ultimately funding this investment into their building. It has also been technically very challenging, due to the nature of it being a heritage building, but the specialist team we brought on board have really delivered – breathing new life into these landmark buildings, as well as making them much safer for residents.” 

Quadriga Contracts Ltd (historic building repair experts), TFT (employers agent and contract administrator), Curtins (structural engineers), SaferSphere (health and safety consultant) and RMG (building management company) collaborated with the Peel Waters team on this important project.

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