SLC Property commissioned to work on Wirral Borough Council’s regeneration project

SLC Property has been appointed by Wirral Borough Council to work on the Dock Branch Park project, which will see a disused and overgrown railway line transformed into an urban park.

The multi-disciplinary property consultancy will provide land acquisition services regarding the land transfer of the former Dock Branch Line and will also advise on the impacts and liabilities of a number of railway structures associated with the area.

Julie Throssell, Director of SLC Property said: “Any project on or near the railway – even if it is disused – can involve complicated land matters and we’re committed to helping our clients overcome these challenges.  We’re really excited to be supporting Wirral Borough Council on such an exciting regeneration project, which will help transform Birkenhead town centre and be a destination for residents and tourists to the area.”

The Dock Branch Park proposals will bring to life the disused railway line between Green Lane Station to Tower Road. The line is thought to be one of the oldest stretches of track in the world but has been closed since the early 1990s. The plans for Dock Branch Park would see the route brought back into use to benefit communities.

The project will also allow for a defined route for walking, cycling and public transport through the centre, along the disused railway track, in an attractively designed, central linear park, connecting the town in the first phase to the key regeneration schemes at Wirral Waters and Hind Street.