£2m landmark Wirral maritime scheme completes
A £2.2m extension of Mariners’ Park’s Trinity House Hub development in Wallasey, Wirral is now complete, delivering 22 additional apartments for retired seafarers.
Designed by leaders in the senior living sector, Pozzoni Architecture, the new wing, known as The Seafarers Centenary Wing, is the second phase of the Trinity House Hub building on the Mariners’ Park complex offering independent living.
The extension was part-funded by maritime charity, Seafarers UK, through fundraising as part of its Centenary Appeal to support the seafarers of the past, present and future.
The charity donated £1.17m to the purpose-built wing, which will benefit from a 24-hour on-site care team.
The first phase of the community hub also designed by Pozzoni, comprising 18 state-of-the-art apartments and extensive communal facilities serving the whole retirement village was completed in April 2014.
The new extension wing continues the art-deco architectural style of the connecting Trinity House Hub. The building as a whole now offers a total of 40 apartments within the independent living community.
Lower storeys of the new wing are rendered in white with a regular pattern of generous sized windows and doors opening out onto spacious curved balconies. The top storey is clad in contrasting blue panelling and is set back providing a large deck in front of each apartment, affording views across the Mersey Estuary.
All of the new two bedroom apartments have access to the existing communal facilities delivered in the first phase as well as a new activities space which has also been delivered as part of the second phase of construction.
Eleanor McCallum at Pozzoni, said: “When designing this scheme, the experience of the residents was the most important consideration. The new wing and its apartments have been designed with flexibility of use and accessibility in mind, to cater to varying needs and allow maximum independence whilst offering stunning views across the Mersey”
Mariners Park is owned and managed by Nautilus Welfare Fund, a registered charity.
Mick Howarth, welfare services manager, said: “Pozzoni has successfully met our brief to seamlessly extend the existing building and create a bold design statement, providing high standard apartments for our retired merchant mariner beneficiaries”
August 8th — 2017