Community events to involve residents in plans for future of Birkenhead

Wirral Council has commissioned a team of architects and urban designers to create the Birkenhead Design Guide to support the Birkenhead 2040 Framework.

Together these documents will guide future development as part of an ambitious programme for Birkenhead to design the sustainable neighbourhoods of the future.

Over the last year Wirral Council has developed a framework for the transformational regeneration of Birkenhead, the Birkenhead 2040 Framework. This is a twenty-year plan which sets out the most radical proposals for the town since the 1947 Town Plan.

At the heart of the proposals is the creation of family-friendly neighbourhoods with beautiful, green public spaces and parks. The plan will re-connect the revitalised town centre with the amazing opportunities along the Mersey waterfront, and will make the most of the town’s iconic heritage and buildings.

The Design Guide will provide guidance for future developments to ensure high-quality streets and buildings for Birkenhead. It will cover topics like how we should be able to move around neighbourhoods, how infrastructure like waste or water management fits in, and how green spaces can be included.

PLACED are running a series of public and community engagement events as part of this process and the team would like to collect your thoughts on neighbourhood and urban design to help shape the Birkenhead Design Guide.

Working with Wirral Council and Design Team partners, PLACED have developed a series of ways for people to get involved and share their views during November and December 2021. These will enable local people to contribute to the Design Guide and provide the design team with the information they need to make sure the Design Guide is suitable for Birkenhead.

If you would like to get involved there will be a Community Stakeholder’s Workshop on Tuesday 23 November and you can register for the event here .

There will also be a pop-up shop in Birkenhead on Thursday 9 December between 11:00am and 4:30pm.

Additionally, there will be further events in the new year and you can keep updated by visiting https://placed.org.uk/case_studies/birkenhead/ and signing up for the newsletter.

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