Plans submitted for Birkenhead town centre transformation

23rd August 2023 | Jack Oliver

Plans to create almost 650,000 sq ft of commercial space in Birkenhead town centre have been submitted to councillors.

Also included in the proposals, submitted by regeneration specialist Ion Property Developments, is 1,600 new homes, a primary school, healthcare services, and space for a multi-storey car park and hotels.

The commercial space on Hind Street has been set aside for shops, cafés, restaurants, and offices.

Labelled the Hind Street Urban Regeneration Project, the development is part of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council’s aim to remove the 1960s-era flyovers which loom over the town centre.

It will include the re-purposing of the former Birkenhead Gas Works and the Mollington Train Maintenance Depot.

It is also part of the wider Birkenhead 2040 Framework which looks to transform the town through a number of developments. Some projects are already underway with the first homes already up for sale at Peel’s Wirral Waters development on Birkenhead Docks.

In May, the council acquired two shopping centres for regeneration.


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