Dock Branching Out

Birkenhead across the Mersey from Liverpool has a proud history but its built fabric has suffered. Working with Maccreanor Lavington, Robert is devising a vision for much of the extensive, mostly derelict area between the Grade I Hamilton Square, the docks, and Birkenhead Park. The work includes the preparation of an in-depth heritage baseline that helps shape a narrative building on the early 19th century residential grid set out with ambitions to be a second Edinburgh New Town, the redundant Dock Branch line about to become a park, and the morphological traces where a bridge crossed a now vanished creek.