PICTURES for the South Parade flats in West Kirby - which were approved by Wirral Council last month - have been released.

Inspired by the marine Art Deco homes of the 1930s, the eight apartments will have cycle stores, a refuse store, 10 garages and 12 parking spaces.

Original plans for 10 flats on the site was rejected in August 2015.

Speaking to the Globe last month, Hoylake and West Kirby councillor Gerry Ellis said: "It's distinctly better than the previous plan, but the opposition was as vociferous as it was last time.

"We all know something would be built on the site sooner or later, but I think what's been approved is an ugly, horrendous-looking development, which looks more like an office building than housing.

"I suppose, in some way, it's a small victory for residents, too. Because of their campaigning, an original plan for 10 flats was rejected, which resulted in the drawing up of a revised scheme for eight flats that don't back onto surrounding homes.

"I'm also concerned about the size of the car-parking space and the exit onto the main road."

Liverpool based architects Falconer Chester Hall will design the apartments replacing 51 South Parade.

The company believes that this ‘landmark’ scheme will be the catalyst for change in the area, offering a boost to the local economy.

Managing director at Falconer Chester Hall, Adam Hall said: “The proposed building seeks to maximise the stunning views across the marine lake and Mersey estuary with floor to ceiling windows opening onto wide open terraces.

“The design of the building will hopefully bring a residential development to West Kirby which will soon set a benchmark for contemporary living on the Wirral peninsula.”

A spokesman for developers, Blueoak Estates said: “We create spaces where memories are made and every Blueoak property achieves the highest standards of build and specification.

“Our South Parade development will maintain the high quality of the area, combining unrivalled living space, location and luxury finish, with the added benefit of introducing sustainable and energy-efficient living to the seafront.”

The developers also believe that there will be minimal disruption to existing residents of the area while the work is carried out.