See what’s coming up at BirkenEd’s Place and get the latest on Regeneration in Wirral

04 January 2023
Photo of outside of BirkenEd's Place

Birkenhead is undergoing significant transformation with more than £100 million of Government funding secured by Wirral Council to support it.

And as the New Year gets going a major programme of events is now underway to allow people to have their say about changes to the town.

The events are focused around BirkenEd’s Place, a former shop in the heart of Birkenhead town centre.

This is an easily accessible location for anyone wanting to learn about the council’s ambitious plans for Birkenhead and, crucially, to help shape decisions about the future of the town.

Coming up are:

  • Guided tours focused on the Town Centre and St Werburgh’s. These are taking place on January 5 and January 14. They are free to join, but must be booked in advance. They will include a walking tour of Birkenhead Town Centre and St Werburgh’s project area, with Mark Braund from architectural consultants BDP who will discuss the plans and explain key featured points in the designs. The one hour (approximately) walk includes an option to return to BirkenEd’s Place for tea and cake. Book via Eventbrite here: January 5 or January 14
  • A Presentation Evening, taking place on January 5 with independent local social enterprise PLACED and Mark Braund from architects BDP. This includes a chat through the projects and opportunities to ask questions. Booking is required via Eventbrite here: Presentation evening January 5
  • Dock Branch Masterplan guided tours on February 2 and February 4. This is an opportunity to take part in a walking tour of often unseen parts of the Dock Branch project area with Cathy Palmer from Wirral Council. This is free to take part and involves a walk of approx. 3km. Booking in advance is required and numbers are strictly limited: Book online for February 2 or February 4
  • Family workshops every Saturday from midday to 4pm. Suitable for all ages, each week will have a different theme, from designing your dream place to live, or your own ideas for what to do with public spaces in Birkenhead. This is free to take part and there is no need to book – just pop along and get involved.

The consultation on the masterplan for the Town Centre & St Werburgh’s closes on January 7 so time is running out to leave your feedback on the proposals. These plans aim to improve the quality of shops, workspaces and places to eat and drink, and include the proposal for a new Birkenhead Market, creating a sustainable new community at the heart of the town, with market businesses, independent shops, food and drink, and creative industries along with residential uses. Give your views online via the council’s HaveYourSay website 

More events and consultations will be coming up. You can keep up to date with the latest here through the BirkenEd’s Place website.

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