Belong begins works at Wirral Waters care village site

Charles Wheeldon
May 23, 2022

Specialist dementia care provider Belong has begun enabling works at its site at Peel L&P’s Wirral Waters, appointing Caddick Construction to carry out the work on its £20 million care village in Merseyside.

Belong Wirral will be the hub of a dementia-friendly neighbourhood within one a large and sustainable regeneration projects on the left bank of the River Mersey.

The village will provide a range of specialist dementia services, including home care and day care under the Belong at Home and Experience Days brands, 34 independent living apartments and a range of amenities open to the wider community.

24-hour care will be provided in six extended family-sized households, each accommodating up to 12 people, with spacious suites arranged around a shared living and dining area.

The village will offer a number of amenities including a waterside bistro, hair salon, exercise studio, and entertainment venue with licensed bar. Outdoor spaces include spacious balconies for each household and a rooftop garden.

Belong chief executive, Martin Rix, said: “We are delighted to be entering the next stage of this landmark project, which also marks the latest expansion of Belong in the Northwest. Wirral Waters is an exciting development and we’re looking forward to welcoming the community to what will be our second Merseyside village, following the opening of Belong Birkdale, next year.”

Richard Mawdsley, director of development for Wirral Waters at Peel L&P, the owners and developers of the Wirral Waters regeneration project, added: “It’s wonderful to see even more progress along Northbank with the creation of Belong Wirral, which will offer specialist dementia care and accommodation, as well as a range of facilities and employment opportunities which will all significantly benefit the local community. Belong’s development will be a key component of the diverse neighbourhood we are creating along Northbank.”

Following the completion of the enabling works, the main contractor is due to commence onsite later this year, with completion of the build expected in 2024.

Belong Wirral will be the tenth development for Belong, which currently operates in Atherton, Crewe, Didsbury, Macclesfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Warrington and Wigan, with two additional sites due to open in Chester and Birkdale, this year and next year respectively.

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