New life for Beatle's birthplace
Tuesday 11 August 2015
A development of 195 homes has been granted planning permission,
to include 64 houses and apartments for affordable rent and 37
houses for shared ownership by Riverside. They are to be built on
the site of the former Walton Hospital, where the Beatles star was
born in 1942.
Walton Hospital Development Plan
Conor McGuigan, Riverside's Project Manager
said, "Riverside are committed to building stable homes for
those at the sharp end of the housing crisis so are delighted to
announce that we will start work on site in November.
We consulted with neighbouring residents prior to submitting the
application for the development, which has been designed to be in
keeping with the surrounding site and will respect the setting and
views of the listed clock tower building."
The development will include 8 two-bedroom and 29 three-bedroom
houses for sale through Riverside Home Ownership plus 27
two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom houses and 15 one-bedroom and 12
two-bedroom apartments for social rent.
This development is possible thanks to the Homes and Communities
Agency, which is providing funding through its Affordable Homes
"We share the government's ambition that anyone who works hard
and wants to get on the property ladder should have the opportunity
to do so. As such, we are delighted to be able to offer shared
ownership for aspirational first-time buyers, alongside affordable
rent for the most needy," says Jennifer Bailey, Sales
The site forms part of the former Aintree University Hospitals
Walton Day Care and Outpatient Centre - known locally as Walton
Hospital. The hospital closed its doors in December 2010 and was
demolished in 2011. The development will be next to the new Clock
View hospital, which opened earlier this year off Rice Lane.