BIRKENHEAD town hall could become a brand new boutique hotel if proposals published by Wirral Council become a reality.
The local authority’s Cabinet agreed this week to back a new strategy for boosting economic growth in the area over the next three years which would include turning the Grade II listed property in to a hotel.
The former headquarters of the County Borough of Birkenhead, built in the 1880s, is situated in Hamilton Square which boasts the biggest largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in a square outside of London.
Currently underused as the borough’s Register office, the Strategic Regeneration Framework says:
“The listed buildings within Hamilton Square are a key asset for Birkenhead and require significant investment to realise their full potential, including investment in their surroundings to reflect their quality.
“Birkenhead Town Hall overlooks the square and provides a major opportunity for re-use as a boutique hotel and conference facility which would sit alongside a mix of commercial and the re-emergence of a residential focus in the square.”
Wirral Council’s Cabinet agreed to support the strategy at a meeting on 2nd October and it will go to the full council to be adopted.
Birkenhead Town Hall image by Andrew Hurley/Flickr. Used under Creative Commons licence.