Ainsley Gommon Architects


Wirral Borough Council


Seacombe, Wirral



Date Completed

Spring 2023

Development Overview

Ainsley Gommon was commissioned to undertake an appraisal report of the Grade II listed Wallasey Town Hall, Wirral to consider the conservation, regeneration and aspirations for future use. The landmark building has a very prominent River Mersey frontage and very visible from the famous Liverpool Waterfront. It is currently in a sound condition as it only closed recently during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wirral is unusual in having two landmark listed town halls little more than a mile apart. The Birkenhead Town Hall has the advantage of it’s setting in the fabulous Hamilton Square and is close to the waterfront at Woodside. The civic functions for which the original town hall was originally designed and built have largely ceased and therefore it is unlikely that the Wallasey Town Hall will ever be brought back into use as its former purpose.

The site is part of the ongoing Reimagine Seacombe masterplan and will form a pivotal role in the proposals.

The appraisal report, accompanied by a full set of detailed drawings, explored potential sustainable uses and suggested potential funding options for the building’s future.

Potential uses include but are not limited to education use, residential use, wedding venue, boutique hotel, specialist bar/ restaurant, office use and heritage use. The building is very large in size with 85,000sqft of floor area and therefore it has been identified that the building could potentially provide multiple purposes. Drawings and diagrams within the report explain how the building could be subdivided for the various uses.