Consultation starts on “masterplan” for Birkenhead Town Centre, but what changes does it propose?
Wirral Council have received £173,029 to set up a Town Deal Board, come up with an Investment Plan for Birkenhead and to consult on the proposed changes. The aim of this is so that Wirral Council can then make a bid for up to £25 million of funding from the government’s Towns Fund.
Yesterday (7th November 2019) a consultation started on another masterplan for Birkenhead Town Centre. The details of the draft masterplan can be found on the Wirral Growth Company website.
The draft masterplan includes the demolition of the building that houses Birkenhead Market (under the plans Birkenhead Market would be relocated to either the empty unit vacated by Marks & Spencer, a smaller building on the existing site or the existing site of B&M).
Changes proposed by the draft masterplan would mean the Europa Pool Leisure Centre was demolished and a new leisure centre built near to Conway Park Station (referred to as Birkenhead Leisure Centre).
In addition to this the draft masterplan would also lead to a “Civic Hub” for Wirral Council, office space, housing and a hotel.
Unit 26 in the Pyramids Shopping Centre (next to the Card Factory) will be showing the public the plans on Saturday 9th November (10am – 3pm), Tuesday 12th November (10am – 3pm) and Friday 15th November (11am – 4pm).
People can also respond to the consultation on Wirral Growth Company’s website.
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