Engagements and Events

There will be a changing programme of projects for you to share your views on in BirkenEd’s Place. They will include Birkenhead Waterfront and Surrounds, Dock Branch Masterplan, Birkenhead Town Centre and St Werburghs’.

We’ll also be running a range of events, from walking tours to family craft activities, along with opportunities to get creative, such as our photography competition.

The programme will be updated regularly, with the latest information about what’s on below. Check back to see new updates or sign up to our newsletter to receive notifications.

You can drop into BirkenEd’s Place Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11-4:30pm and 11-4pm Saturday to chat with us, have a cuppa or take part in some of our engagements.

Main Engagements

Find out about the current projects we are engaging on below. More projects will be added in the upcoming weeks.

ONLINE ONLY- Birkenhead Market Consultations

Wirral Growth Company (Wirral Council and MUSE) are inviting people to share their views on their emerging design ideas on the new Birkenhead Market, to be located on the former House of Fraser site.

The new market will recapture the historic spirit of the 1845 market, through creation of a thriving hub of activity in the town centre.

An online survey is open until 26th March here.

13th until 22nd March – Birkenhead Waterfront and Surrounds

As part of the engagement for the Birkenhead Waterfront and Surrounds project, an online survey is open.

Wirral Council has commissioned a design team to deliver highway and public realm improvements to Wirral Waterfront and the surrounding areas. The project hopes to deliver more attractive with improved landscaping, more accessible walking and cycling spaces and better connections between the central Birkenhead retail area with the waterfront.

This is the third phase of community engagement on the Birkenhead Waterfront project showing the current design ideas and street layouts. These designs pick up on some of the feedback previously provided and connect with related project work to start to develop the options. With this phase we’re keen to get feedback on the more detailed designs for the different areas and to feedback what we’ve already heard through previous engagement.

There is also an online survey available, please click here for the survey.


We’re looking forward to inviting you to join our events and activities. More coming soon!

Birkenhead Treasure Hunt, Ongoing

Take part in our Treasure hunt around Birkenhead town centre, looking for clues on the buildings, streets, and spaces in the town centre.

Free to take part

Suitable for all ages

No need to book – just pop along and get involved

Recommend one hour to complete

Every Saturday, Family workshops, midday – 4pm

Come along for our creative workshops on Saturday afternoons. Suitable for all ages, each week will have a different theme. You may find yourself having a go at designing your dream place to live, or your own ideas for what to do with public spaces in Birkenhead.

Free to take part

Suitable for all ages

No need to book – just pop along and get involved

Art Skills Workshops – 18th March

We’re running free art skills workshops for young people aged 13-18 years, with local illustration and animation students Catherine, Freya and Reilley. Each workshop will have a different skill to learn!

These will be held on the following Saturday’s between 1-3pm.

18th March – Scrapbooks/book binding

Free to attend

Booking required for young people (not parents)

Permission form required for under 18s

Dock Branch Walking Tour – 13th April, 10:30am and 12pm

Join Cathy Palmer (Wirral Council) on a tour of the Dock Branch project area, including often unseen parts of the railway line.

Free to attend

Booking essential

Over 18s only

13th April – 10:30AM

13th April – 12PM