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Birkenhead Town Centre Regeneration

Creating a new sustainable mixed-use quarter for residents

  • 1.5M

    New Square Feet

  • 650+

    New Homes

  • >10%


  • Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom

    Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Putting outreach and community engagement at the heart of a town centre’s revitalisation

In 2019, the Wirral Council and Muse Developments formed a joint venture with a bold ambition to transform Birkenhead for its residents. Over 15 years, the Wirral Growth Company (WGC) aims to create a sustainable residential neighbourhood with a modern commercial heart, transport and leisure enhancements, new green space and public realm, and a new home for Birkenhead Market.

This grand vision required a partner that could offer a holistic suite of services.

WGC engaged us to provide planning, community engagement, environmental assessments, and heritage and development economic advice. Leading community outreach, we orchestrated a consultation strategy that put residents at the heart of the development process—from pop-up events, presentations, and targeted sessions with local interest groups to local media engagement. The master plan was deeply rooted in the local community, building on the town’s existing strengths and maritime location, and we successfully gained planning permission for the client in April 2021.

When completed, the community will have access to up to 651 sustainable homes, a dynamic commercial center, and two Grade A energy-efficient office buildings - helping meet the requirement for high quality sustainable workspace in the town. They will also enjoy upgraded play spaces, and increased biodiversity and tree coverage.

This project was shortlisted for the Future Ambition award at the Insider Liverpool City Region Awards in 2021.

At a Glance

  • Wirral Growth Company
Architect of Record
AHR Architecture
Meet Our Team

Greg Dickson, Planning Director

Planning future development projects is both varied and challenging. Helping influence development and shape better places motivates me.

James Donagh, Development Economics Director

Development is for and about people—an opportunity to broaden participation, increase social and economic wellbeing, and make a difference.
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Lorraine King, Heritage Planning Director

I believe historic buildings and landscapes have an integral role to play in creating successful and sustainable places.

Hannah Walker, Planning Associate Director

Hearing first-hand about the positive impact a development has made on someone’s life is truly rewarding.

Greg Dickson

Planning Director

James Donagh

Development Economics Director

Lorraine King

Heritage Planning Director

Hannah Walker

Planning Associate Director

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