Project Description

The subject property is situated within a mature woodland within located on Bidston Hill in the highly desirable area of Wirral.

As the property is located 70 metres above sea level the site enjoys uninterrupted views incorporating Wales, the Irish Sea and across to the skyline of Liverpool.

Birkenhead which offers a wide range of amenities lies 3 miles to the east whereas the larger city of Liverpool is just 7 miles away and is accessed via a good public transport system.

Bidston Observatory is Grade 2 Listed and was constructed in 1866 using local sandstone surrounding the property.

At its southern end there are two distinctive towers surmounted by domes that once housed the observatory’s telescopes.

Currently the property is occupied by guardians and has been divided into bedsit room with shared communal facilities.

Planning consent was granted for conversion of the main building for 4 mansion apartments occupying the ground floor and first floor only, the basement area will be retained for storage and as the boiler room. In addition the roof would remain untouched. See planning ref APP/12/00536

The basement ground floor and first floor have a gross internal area in the order of 355m2 (3850 ft2) which together with the sub basement area provide a total gross internal area of 1350 m2 (14,500 ft2.

Total    1350m2    14500ft2
Approx. gross internal floor area.

In addition there is a proposal to develop the car parking area of the site consisting of 5 three-storey terraced houses, 2 semi detached houses and a detached house. There is evidence that the market for housing in the area is fairly buoyant with evidence of rising values and, the proposed terraced houses ought to achieve in the order of £175,000 and the semi detached houses £195,000 each which makes this an exciting development opportunity.

It is envisaged the planning application granted by Wirral Council on 05/07/2012 will be be re-granted upon application

We understand the property has connections to mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.


Council Tax
The property is rated in Council Tax Band B. Council Tax payable (2016/2017) is £1217.18

*Guide Price

Viewing by Appointment

To view this property, please contact John Pye Property – – 0115 970 6060

Please click the following link to access the legal pack documents –


Bidston Observatory
Wilding Way
CH43 7RA


✓ Grade 2 listed observatory in highly desirable location
✓ Expired planning consent for 4 mansion apartments app ref APP/12/00536, likely to be granted again
✓ Potential for further development for 8 further units
✓ Many original architectural features
✓ Superb views


Matt Kirk
Phone: 0115 970 6060
Our Ref: PR228

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