Springfield Park, Liverpool

Box Architects embrace MMC for McCarthy Stone retirement project in Liverpool

An exciting new specialist retirement community on the former site of Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital will use modern methods of construction for a quicker and more sustainable build, improved levels of performance and less environmental impact for neighbours.

McCarthy Stone’s Springfield Park development will be built on brownfield land following the relocation of the world-famous children’s hospital in 2015, and will include retirement living accommodation, indoor communal facilities, landscaped gardens and on-site parking.

Box Architects have created a detailed design for a factory-manufactured structure that will be assembled on site. As a result, construction will be quicker and less wasteful, with factory-controlled techniques to improve thermal performance. Not only will energy use be significantly reduced during construction, the building will also be more efficient to run thanks to solar technology, air source heat pumps and enhanced levels of insulation.

Quality of living is at the heart of the project. Box’s design will provide better daylight, air quality, noise attenuation, space and comfort, while more interesting architecture will provide a positive environmental impact. Meanwhile, carefully considered external landscaping of the brownfield site will support biodiversity.