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Work starts on development of new Wirral homes
12:13pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
A SOD-cutting ceremony heralded the start of work on a project to build more than 100 homes on the site of a former Wirral school.
Wirral Partnership Homes, along with Mansell Construction, launched the development of 155 properties on the former St Benedict's Catholic School site in New Hey Road, Woodchurch. The school closed its doors in 2002 and has remained derelict eversince.
The development project will see the creation of 10 jobs for local people working with Mansell Construction which will include apprenticeships, labouring, driving and administrative posts.
In a bid to recruit, a jobs fair will be held at Woodchurch Community Centre on Tuesday, March 26, between 2–7pm.
WPH will own 131 of the properties, which will be available at affordable rents. The remainder will be offered for private sale by Mansell.
WPH chief executive, Brian Simpson said: "It will be good to invest with Mansells in the area and this scheme will complement the rich heritage of homes in Woodchurch whilst caring for the environment.
"This is our largest development scheme to date and really is a flagship site."
Mansell Construction regional MD, Stuart Belfield added: "This is the first scheme that Mansell have worked on with WPH and it has been a long and arduous process to bring about but with help from both Wirral Partnership Homes and Wirral Council we are ready to begin the regeneration of a former derelict site."