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Developers To Bring Landmark Building Back To Life

Aug 29, 2018 | Real Estate, Regional

The proposed development to bring Wirral maritime landmark Andrew Gibson House back to life has begun – including a new curved apartment block with views across the Mersey.

The manor house itself will be converted into 34 apartments, with an adjacent lodge to be restored. Plans also include two new five-bedroom “gate houses” which also be built at the corner of Seabank Road and Maddock Road, plus a new three-bedroom detached house near the corner of Seabank Road and Blenheim Road.

To the side and rear of Gibson House three apartment blocks will be built – and the existing Lodge House facing onto Blenheim Road refurbished and extended.

Andrew Gibson House was a former home for the widows of retired seafarers and has been disused for more than a decade. It was threatened with demolition after owners Nautilus Welfare Trust said it no longer met the requirements of their residents.

Wirral Council, Nautilus and developer Prospect Capital have been working on a solution that will see the building renovated next to a new residential development.

One of the new blocks, which will have 26 apartments over five storeys, will be used by the mariner’s charity as sheltered accommodation.

Andrew Gibson House was a former home for the widows of retired seafarers and has been disused for more than a decade. It was threatened with demolition after owners Nautilus Welfare Trust said it no longer met the requirements of their residents.

Wirral Council, Nautilus and developer Prospect Capital have been working on a solution that will see the building renovated next to a new residential development.

One of the new blocks, which will have 26 apartments over five storeys, will be used by the mariner’s charity as sheltered accommodation.

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Andrew Gibson House was a former home for the widows of retired seafarers and has been disused for more than a decade. It was threatened with demolition after owners Nautilus Welfare Trust said it no longer met the requirements of their residents.

Wirral Council, Nautilus and developer Prospect Capital have been working on a solution that will see the building renovated next to a new residential development.

One of the new blocks, which will have 26 apartments over five storeys, will be used by the mariner’s charity as sheltered accommodation.

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The architects behind the plans, Liverpool-based Space Plus, said in the application: “Gibson House will comprise generous one and two-bed apartments arranged around a central stair that will accommodate a new lift.

“The original use was a care home, as such the existing cellular layout ideally accommodates a conversion into residential apartments.”

It said the curved block, which will have 60 apartments, had been “designed primarily to maximise the views towards the River Mersey.”

It said: “The building footprint curves offering views from north to south, capturing the city of Liverpool in its entirety.

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“All of the units that face eastward towards the river also accommodate external balconies to better connect the residents with the views and surrounding landscape.”

The third apartment block will have 11 apartments and replaces town houses proposed in previous applications – the change is said to “principally address the steep gradient of Maddock Road, which makes individual accesses difficult”.

In total, the development would create 135 homes on the 2.8 acre sloping site, with 133 car parking spaces and landscaping.

A planning statement said: “Andrew Gibson House has been threatened with demolition having been vacant in excess of 10 years.

“This application is the solution to see the building retained through the renovation into apartments and through the provision of a complementary high-quality residential scheme.”

After Andrew Gibson House was threatened with demolition, more than 5,000 people signed a petition set up by Liverpool planner Jonathan Brown and conservation charity SAVE Britain’s Heritage calling for the building to be saved.

Despite strong public feeling, in 2015, Gibson House appeared to be in its final weeks after English Heritage refused an urgent request for listing – and Wirral Council approved its demolition.

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The sale of the apartments within the complex of Gibson Park are due to be released very soon. These will be available to both owner occupiers and for buy-to-let investment. If you would like to be the first to know when this project is released to the market, then get in touch with Acentus Real Estate.

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