Approval for mariners supported living scheme

21 November 2022

Plans to build supported living apartments for retired mariners have been given the green light.

Wirral Council's planning committee granted permission, with unanimous support, for the scheme which will see a three/four storey block comprising 27 two-bedroom supported living apartments and 2,000 sq ft office space on land off Richard Chubb Drive, Egremont.

Located at the top of the building will be the open plan office with a terrace facing onto the Mersey Estuary and views of Liverpool beyond. The apartments are generous two-bedroom apartments for retired seafarers, each with a balcony and attractive views of the landscaped gardens or the estuary.

The development site lies within Mariners' Park which is operated by Nautilus International, the trade union and professional organisation serving, supporting, and protecting the interests of maritime professionals. The Park provides residential care and nursing care, as well as short breaks and respite care to retired seafarers and their dependants.

Bringing together the union and welfare services under one roof will generate a clearer link and synergy between the needs of the Charity and the Union. There are communal spaces including a library and archive storage at ground floor for everyone to use promoting interaction both within the building and with the wider Mariners' Park residents.

Mosaic Town Planning acted as planning consultant.