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Boundary Road, CH43


Property Description

Key features

  • Grade ll Listed
  • Former Observatory
  • Development Opportunity
  • And Planning Permission
  • For conversion of 4 Flats
  • Central Location

Full description

Invitation for Best and Final Offers by the 30/11/13 please for the former Bidston Observatory with planning permission for conversion to four apartments: comprising a substantial building with associated land located on the ridge of Bidston Hill and Park Wood, central to Wirral, 5 miles from Liverpool and close access to the M53 Motorway and with train services from Bidston Village.

The site identified on the plan opposite (in red) is a Grade ll Listed former observatory with grounds to the east boundary adjacent to which is a large surfaced car park with development potential.

The property was built in 1866, is a freehold dwelling and comprises some 14,500 sq ft (1347.1 sq m) with sub-basement, basement, ground and one upper floor.

Planning Permission

On the 05/07/12 Wirral Borough Council granted permission for the change of use to form four residential apartments; internal alterations and refurbishment and external repairs; landscaping and construction of bicycle and bin store. The approval excludes the car parking area, which, subject to planning, offers an opportunity for additional residential development.
Application APP/12/00536. Copy of the Planning Permission is available.

In addition, a second freehold site known as the former Braehead Cottage which lies further east of the car park comprising approx. 0.17 acres is also available. The consideration for the site should include a consideration and proposal for an overage payment subject to planning approval.

The site boundaries Nos. 1 & 3 can be seen from the aerial photograph No.5 on the slide show.


In the Local Development Plan Bidston Hill is designated Open Space. Access to both sites along Wilding Way is via a right of access from Boundary Road (B5151), granted by Wirral Borough Council.


Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are available to the site although mains gas supply is not connected to The Observatory.


Interested parties should direct enquiries regarding current and alternative uses to Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 8ED. Tel: 0151 606 2020


Offers are invited please for the purchase of The Observatory to include the car parking area and separately for the former Braehead Cottage site.


Strictly by prior appointment with sole agents: Brennan Ayre O'Neill; Tel 0151 608 8586; email:


From Junction 1 of the M53 heading east passing Bidston Moss, B&Q and Tesco turning right at Worcester Road. Turn first right into Boundary Road and left up and along Wilding Way where the Observatory will be seen at the top.

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute and part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firm s employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of this property. We have not tested any services nor appliances and cannot give any assurances or warranties as to their condition or reliability. All measurements are approximate having been taken with an electronic measuring device.

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Added on Rightmove:
02 November 2013

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