Firm backed by Rio Ferdinand and Mark Noble backing affordable housing plan in the North West

A firm backed by former England footballer Rio Ferdinand is throwing its weight behind a scheme to build 100 affordable homes on the Wirral.

Planning has been given to developer Peel Land and Property to build 500 one and two-bedroom apartments on the 500-acre Wirral Waters site, the first in a £90m residential scheme on the former East Float dock (pictured).

The project includes 100 affordable homes supported by Legacy, a firm created to help local authorities deliver affordable homes and backed by Ferdinand, current West Ham football club captain Mark Noble and former West Ham striker Bobby Zamora.

The design team has been led by Parkinson Inc, the masterplanner for Wirral Waters, working with Glenn Howells Architects, Re-form Landscape Architecture and Vectos Transport Consultants with Turley acting as planning consultants.

Other residential-led schemes along the neighbouring Northbank area include the development of 347 modular homes by Peel and Urban Splash.

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The scheme is the first residential job at the former East Float dock