Woodside Wirral, c Google Earth snapshot

The project forms part of a wider vision for Woodside. Credit: Google Earth

Sisk picked for Wirral waterfront redevelopment

The contractor has been appointed to deliver a package of work as part of a wider £24m vision to regenerate Woodside.

John Sisk and Sons has been awarded a £910,000 pre-construction services contract that will see the firm take Wirral Council’s Birkenhead Waterfront Project through RIBA stages three and four.

The waterfront programme has received £21m from the government’s Levelling Up Fund and is in line to secure another £3m from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Sisk will deliver highway, public realm, and infrastructure works from Argyle Street to the waterfront after the council signed off on the firm’s appointment.

Wirral consulted on its Woodside masterplan earlier this year. At the time, Cllr Tony Jones, chair of Wirral Council’s Economy, Regeneration and Housing Committee, described the scheme as a “vital piece” in Birkenhead’s regeneration jigsaw.

Around 1,700 homes, two hotels, and a major tourist attraction all feature in a vision drawn up for the waterside location.

In addition, the vision features proposals for a tourist attraction centred around the historic German U-534 submarine, more than 100,000 sq ft of commercial uses, and two multi-storey car parks.

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By Anonymous

Birkenhead has so much potential and needs to take full advantage of its river views, great housing stock, history and architecture, all with easy access to Liverpool (1 stop to Liverpool city centre) and Chester.

By GetItBuilt!

It’s the flood risk that puts investors and developers off for this part of Merseyside

By Anonymous

Fabulous news. Great to see progress being made and hopefully the plans and projects selected complement and enhance the wonderful architecture, river vista and heritage of Woodside and Birkenhead, a place to aspire to be…

By Martin Liptrot

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