Birkenhead boasts international recognition for its award-winning park, said to have influenced the design behind the famous Central Park, New York. Known as the world’s oldest public park, this Grade I listed landscape holds a long and fascinating history of sporting, musical and cultural events. Today, Birkenhead Park is an institution in the town, having recently undergone an £11-million scheme to restore the iconic Swiss bridge, grand entrance and boat house, along with the creation of a £1-million glass pavilion with stunning views. Complete with visitor exhibitions, large adventure playgrounds, sports courts, fishing ponds and a modern café, this picturesque park is at the heart of the Birkenhead community.
For everyday entertainment, there is a popular cinema just six minutes away from the development by car, showing all of the latest releases across seven state-of-the-art 3D screens. Within a 20 minute drive residents will find the impressive Riverside Bowl and Laser Quest centre, providing quality indoor entertainment for all ages, complete with adjoining arcade and American-style diner. For something a little different, the brand new Wirral Laughing is Birkenhead’s first comedy club, quickly gaining a strong reputation for the quality of its fortnightly shows. With line-ups including some of the country’s best-loved comedians in a venue only eight minutes walk from Mallory Park, residents are ideally placed to take advantage of this unique bi-monthly event.
History enthusiasts can explore the nearby Birkenhead Priory which enjoys a fascinating heritage of over 850 years. As the oldest building in Merseyside, the priory proudly displays Birkenhead’s rich history, with knowledgeable tour guides on hand to explain the significance of this stunning Grade I listed building. Presenting wonderful views from St Mary’s tower, interactive displays and playful activities dotted throughout the site, a visit to this stunning priory is an enlightening experience for all ages. Just five minutes away by car is the inspiring Williamson Art Gallery and Museum which showcases local artistic works alongside nationally-recognised masterpieces. With countless displays, regular workshops, and historic craft exhibitions, this impressive gallery attracts over 35,000 visitors each year.
Active residents are excellently placed to take advantage of a range of leisure centres in the surrounding area. Only six minutes away by car is the state-of-the-art Oval Leisure, boasting its own 400m athletic track and stadium which can accommodate up to 200 spectators. Also on-site are eleven 5-a-side football pitches, three of which are Astroturf, along with four tennis courts, a hockey pitch and even a dry ski slope. For indoor fitness, the Oval comprises a swimming pool, sports hall, squash courts and a multi-functional aerobics studio, complete with a large viewing area and a contemporary café providing much needed refreshments.
The cosmopolitan city of Liverpool is just 12 minutes from Mallory Park by car, and presents bountiful world-class attractions with one of the largest collections of museums and art galleries in the UK, second only to the capital city. Liverpool boasts a leading British heritage site in its famous Albert Dock along with a range of celebrated listed buildings which are skilfully converted into theatre houses, Michelin star restaurants and stylish bars. This eclectic urban hub is also home to a number of stunning parks and picturesque green space along with botanic gardens, nature reserves and even award-winning beaches, making Liverpool a unique and engaging city-experience for residents and visitors alike.
The varied landscape of the Wirral Peninusula comprises both countryside and coast, providing an extensive source of fresh regional produce to create a rich and diverse local cuisine.
Residents of these new homes in Birkenhead will benefit from a fantastic range of retail options nearby, with two supermarkets conveniently located within a five minute drive and several large shopping centres in the close surrounding area.
Just five minutes away by car is the contemporary Pyramids Shopping Centre with over 100 stylish stores covering fashion, food, beauty and homeware in a sleek and relaxed shopping environment. The centre regularly hosts family-friendly events such as catwalk fashion shows and themed fun days while also boasting a brand new Conservatory food hall, presenting a collection of causal eateries and quaint cafés. The Croft Retail and Leisure Centre is an 11 minute drive away and covers 450,000 sq. ft. of high street stores and well-known fashion brands, along with a large supermarket and a choice of family-friendly restaurants. Also on-site is a seven screen 3D cinema, alongside a contemporary gym with an impressive range of equipment and classes.
Cheshire Oaks is the UK’s largest outlet shopping destination and is located less than a 20-minute drive from Mallory Park. This luxury, purpose-built shopping park attracts visitors from all over the country looking to browse the quarter-million square feet of specialist boutiques, pavement cafés and stylish restaurants.
Birkenhead market was founded in 1835 and enjoys a long history of serving residents quality local produce at excellent prices. At a six minute drive from Mallory Park, the market has now expanded to incorporate the indoor Wirral shopping centre, providing residents with a perfect mix of convenient indoor shopping alongside the traditional bustle of the covered market. The classic farmer’s market is a prevalent feature of Liverpool’s shopping scene with over ten regular markets held across the region, presenting a host of traders offering handmade cheeses, artisan bread, quality meats, seafood and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Liverpool city centre boasts a first-class shopping destination which spans exclusive retail outlets, modern department stores and bohemian street markets. Designer outlets are bountiful in Liverpool with the fashionable Cavern Walks and Met Quarter promising prestigious labels and aspirational fashion brands. Liverpool ONE is an award-winning, open-air shopping plaza at the heart of the city, with a range of high-street and designer boutiques alongside excellent quality restaurants and cafés.
Ideally located for growing and mature families, Mallory Park is situated within close proximity of several highly-regarded schools. For children of primary school age, there are three popular institutions serving ages three to 11 within a 10-minute walk, including Devonshire Park Primary, Well Lane Primary and Woodchurch Road Primary.
Notable secondary schools are also plentiful in the area with Prenton High School for Girls, St. Johns Plessington Catholic College and Birkenhead High School within a 10 minute drive. Wirral Grammar School boasts separate institutions for girls and boys aged 11 to 18, both located within an eight minute drive.
The multi award-winning University of Liverpool is ranked amongst the world’s top 1% and is a short 15 minute drive from the development.
There are excellent transport connections to the development with the A41 under five minutes away, connecting Birkenhead with London and providing access to Liverpool city centre in just 12 minutes through the Mersey Tunnel. For travel to popular surrounding cities, the M62 is 10 miles away via the Mersey Tunnel and connects Liverpool and Hull via Manchester and Leeds, while Chester is reachable in just 28 minutes via the M53.
For travel by train, the Rock Ferry Train Station and Birkenhead Central Station are both conveniently located just four minutes away, each providing regular services to Chester and Liverpool. Further connections to Manchester, Scarborough, Blackpool, Wigan and Brighton are provided from Liverpool Lime Street Station which is located a 15 minute drive away via the Mersey Tunnel.
International travel is served by the Liverpool John Lennon Airport which is can be reached via the Mersey Tunnel in 35 minutes by car.