Rhys Gethin, Maria Pitsillou
This masterplan proposes Birkenhead Waterfront as a regionally important cultural hub, supposing a large scale capital development project which would creat a critical mass of significant new buildings and public realm such that the waterfront becomes an attractor of new people and further investment.
In this ambition Birkenhead would emulate the Liverpool waterfront and it is proposed that it would secure a major cultural anchor such as taking the Tate Gallery away from Liverpool, or securing a similar, Guggenheim, type organisation. This would allow the development of a significant cultural building on the waterfront, with a new ferry terminal integrated into it.
This anchor would support other cultural facilities, a public promenade and leisure uses which would combine to create an animated and popular waterfront.