Work to start on new apartments development at fire station site

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Work is set to begin on the construction of 32 apartments on the site of the former West Kirby fire station.

The Blueoak Estates scheme includes one, two and three bed apartments, which the developer argues is “utilising the long redundant site to create much needed quality homes to suit a broad local demographic”.

The fire station closed in 2016 as part of a reorganisation which saw it and Upton replaced by a new station in Saughall Massie.

Wirral Council had rejected the apartments scheme on the basis that it could impact on plans for a new masterplan for the centre of West Kirby. However, this was rejected by a planning inspector on appeal because the document does not yet exist.

The former West Kirby fire station

Iain MacLean, Managing Director of Blueoak Estates, said: “We’re so pleased to see work begin on this fantastic site. We’ve worked incredibly hard fine tuning and refining our designs to create a viable development that meets the diverse needs of all stakeholders.

“There is a massive housing shortage across Wirral and many are being forced to move out of home towns like West Kirby. Schemes such as this present a great opportunity for a diverse range of residents to own their dream home within their dream address.

“The scheme ticks many boxes for an incredibly broad audience. It is set in a brilliant location, within vibrant West Kirby, with ample parking and strong transport links. Each unit has outdoor private space, lift access and is within walking distance to all amenities. We anticipate strong levels of interest from the outset and welcome all enquiries.”