The Old Court House

We transformed an iconic historical building in Wallasey, Wirral into 21 apartments for social rent for Regenda Homes in a £2.1 million project. Apartments were a mix of one and two bedrooms and provide homes for 54 residents.

M&Y projects - The Old Court House

The Old Court House, Wallasey

The court house was built in early 1900 for the Wirral Division of Cheshire Constabulary until the 1970's, when it was acquired by Wirral Council and was used as a youth court.

This was a complex development that required a sympathetic approach to preserve the historical interest in the building, which still contained eight prison cells and a court room when work started on site.

We created two 1 bedroom apartments where the cells were located and, using a steel frame, turned the old court room into a mezzanine level, converting the previously unused ceiling space into four apartments.

The exterior of the building was repaired and restored and we fully restored the floor to ceiling arched windows and ornate bannisters. We installed a new gas central heating system and fully insulated each apartment, bringing this historical and disused building back into use. 

 

kitchen with window bathroom with shower over bath

 Floor to ceiling curved window landscaped communal garden to front of building

corner of building with tower