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Paul McCartney's birthplace to become bargain supermarket

Baby Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney's birthplace to become bargain supermarket
4 DEC 2015

Walton Hospital in 1999
Walton Hospital in 1999

Paul McCartney’s birthplace is set to be turned into a value supermarket.

The former site of Walton Hospital, where The Beatles star was born 73 years ago has laid empty since 2010 but is now set to become a branch of Aldi.

Work will commence in January, and will also see nearly 200 new homes built on the site off Rice Lane in Walton.

The development will include 195 properties with a mixture of houses, flats and bungalows. As part of the plan 64 houses and apartments will be designated for affordable rent and 37 houses for shared ownership by housing association Riverside.

Earlier this year Riverside’s project manager Conor McGuigan welcomed the scheme.

He said: “We are committed to building stable homes for those at the sharp end of the housing crisis so are delighted to announce that we will start work on site in November.

“This development is possible thanks to the Homes and Communities Agency, which is providing funding through its Affordable Homes Programme

Artist impression of the new Aldi store
Artist impression of the new Aldi store

“We share the government’s ambition that anyone who works hard and wants to get on the property ladder should have the opportunity to do so. As such, we are delighted to be able to offer shared ownership for aspirational first-time buyers, alongside affordable rent for the most needy.

“We consulted neighbouring residents prior to submitting the application for the development, which has been designed to be in keeping with the surrounding site and will respect the setting and views of the listed clock tower building.”

The hospital site was demolished in 2011 after it closed its doors in December 2010. The new development will be next to the new Clock View medical site, which opened earlier this year off Rice Lane, and will also feature a 133 space car park for the Aldi store.

Aerial views of proposed housing and retail development on the site of the former Walton Hospital
Aerial views of proposed housing and retail development on the site of the former Walton Hospital

Manchester architects The Harris Partnership have been commissioned to lead the scheme, made up of the new store and 195 houses, apartments and bungalows.

The residential part of the development will be built by Mulbury Homes in partnership with social housing provider Riverside Group.

McCartney was born at the hospital in 1942 and his mother worked there as a midwife.

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The Beatles Paul McCartney Facsimile Birth Certificate 

Buenos Aires - San Nicolás: Museo Beatle - James Paul McCartney Birth Certificate 
This is a certified copy of an entry of birth (certificado de nacimiento, birth certificate) for James Paul McCartney who was born on June 19, 1942 in the sub-district of Walton Park in the County Borough of Liverpool to James and Mary Patricia McCartney. The certified copy was given at the General Register Office in London on November 19, 1968.

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