Demolition work starts on Wallasey Town Hall annexes

Work has begun on the demolition of the North and South Annexes next to Wallasey Town Hall.

Contractors were on site from Monday, 5 February, and works are expected to take 20 weeks.

The demolition of the unused annexe buildings is an early step in the ambitious regeneration proposals for the Seacombe area, focused around the Grade II* listed Wallasey Town Hall.

The project has been funded by HM Government via the Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF2).

These proposals are contained within the new Wallasey Town Hall Quarter Masterplan which was put out to public consultation late in 2023. 

Responses to that consultation are now being reviewed to finalise the Masterplan, with ideas for this part of Seacombe including a remodelled area around Wallasey Town Hall with a centralised plaza in front of the historic building.

Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Paul Stuart, said: “The demolition of these two buildings which are ugly, unneeded, and no longer fit for purpose, is just a first step in the plans to bring real and much-needed regeneration in Seacombe.

“The regeneration program will bring social and economic regeneration along the Seacombe River Corridor and attract new investment into the area.

“The demolition of these buildings and redevelopment of the sites will not only have a huge impact in Seacombe but will demonstrate the opportunities that are possible and within our grasp.”

The demolitions will be phased and will start with the South Annexe, with hoardings put up around the building.

The building will then be stripped of internal fixtures and fittings before demolition of the structure is started.

The second phase will see the same process for the North Annexe.

The work will involve heavy plant and machinery with regular movement of heavy goods vehicles, all of which will be risk assessed and subject to control measures to minimise any impact on adjacent properties and businesses.

Deliveries and removal of materials will mean additional vehicles in the area, however, the contractor J. Freeley Ltd, will make every effort to minimise disturbance to the surrounding residents.

Image: Wirral Council

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