Developer St. Modwen will deliver 200 family properties on the 14-acre plot at its £100m Vulcan Urban Village development in Newton-Le-Willows.
The 50-acre site, once home to the Vulcan Works where rail locomotives were built, will comprise 630 homes a children’s play area and community facility.
St Modwen has also developed an Aldi supermarket and a new home for the Vulcan bowling, rifle and football clubs, previously located at the Old Vulcan Works sports ground nearby, to provide a bowling green, indoor rifle range, and multiuse games area and sports pitch.
Nick Whittingham, land director at St Modwen said: “Starting on the final phase of new homes at Vulcan Urban Village is a significant milestone in the development.
“This is a fabulous example of how a former brownfield industrial site can be transformed into a new community.”
He continued: “The former Vulcan Works had nearly 170 years of industrial use and now the site has entered the next phase in its history by providing much needed housing and amenities for the local community.
“We have worked very closely with St Helen’s Council, Jones Homes and Persimmon Homes to ensure Vulcan Village meets the needs of the community.”