The Grade II listed town hall in Birkenhead is set to be converted into office space.
Birkenhead council are to move into the property after it failed to sell.
Birkenhead’s famous Grade II listed town hall is set to be turned into office space after failing to attract a buyer.
The property in Hamilton Square will be now be used to house the town’s council workers and will also provide space for meetings and events within the town. In addition to utilising the town hall for office space, the council are also considering demolishing two large office buildings either side of the main council building in Seacombe in a bid to cut costs.
Wirral’s cabinet member for corporate resources Cllr Adrian Jones says the council simply occupies too much office space for their current staff numbers.
He commented: “There is an ongoing review of office accommodation underway with the aim of saving money on repairing, maintaining and running this large number of under-occupied buildings and instead investing in a smaller number of efficiently-run, fit-for-purpose office facilities. As well as rationalising office accommodation the council is also looking to encourage more agile working amongst its staff to further reduce the requirement for office space.”
A report concerning the future of the town’s council buildings is being reviewed by the council’s ruling cabinet this week.
“Cabinet will consider a report on Thursday as to where this review is up to and amongst the measures it will be asked to recommend are the closure and demolition of a number of buildings, including Liscard Municipal Offices and Bebington Town Hall and Annexe,” added Cllr Jones.