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East Float, Birkenhead

The East Float was one half of the Great Float at Birkenhead. The area has a mixture of historic structures and modern buildings in addition to large areas of land on the waterfront.

Reference Code : BRK01

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Tags

  • Location - North West
  • Time Periods - 1980's-2000's
  • Time Periods - Pre 1900's
  • Industrial - External
  • Industrial - Industrial Estate
  • Industrial - Internal
  • Industrial - Storage
  • Industrial - Warehouse
  • Scenic - Development site
  • Ports/Canals - Bridges
  • Ceiling Height - Over 5 metres

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An aerial view of the East Float, Birkenhead

Description

East Float formed one half of what used to be Birkenhead’s Great Float. These large historic docks cover around 110 acres of water and were once the heartbeat of Birkenhead.

Now both floats are going through a period of transition. Large plots of land remain vacant, earmarked for future development as part of the Wirral Waters scheme. Other parts of the waterfront are still used by Peel Ports, while the large warehouses have either been converted to industrial units or remain vacant.

In addition to the warehouses, several structures such as the bridges and the famous central hydraulic tower, completed in 1863, still remain.

Location

The East Float is located in Wallasey, Birkenhead. The area is within 1.5 miles of Junction 1 M53 motorway, Birkenhead Town Centre and the Mersey Tunnel. Birkenhead Central Station is approximately 2 miles away and Liverpool John Lennon Airport is situated approximately 30 minutes drive from the docks.

Restrictions

  • Restrictions will vary across the East Float site. Please contact us for more information.

Accessibility

Quality of access varies throughout the site.

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Site Information

Local amenities

Police
Laird Street Police Station (0.7 miles/1.1 km)
Hospital
Royal Liverpool University Hospital (3.2 Miles/5.15 km)
Fire
Wallasey Fire Station (0.8 miless/1.3 km)
Hotel
Crowne Plaza, Liverpool (3.1 miles/5 km)

Services

Electricity
No
Gas
No
Internet
No
Mains Water
No
Telephone
No

Utilities

On-site catering
No
On-site parking
Yes
On-site security
No

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