Beacon survey

Please complete this form: It will help us better understand the level of demand for the project and whether we need to rethink any aspects of it.

Hoylake Beacon Survey


  • The Beacon project will be an exciting creative hub, built in the heart of Hoylake. As the key creative centre on the Wirral it will rival developments elsewhere in the region, attracting people from far and wide. By creating a vibrant centre for creative entrepreneurs and arts lovers, along with quality leisure, evening and night time entertainment and an exciting destination retail hub, this development will help ensure a sustainable future for Hoylake. It will be set within the grand Victorian Old Town Hall, and the land behind it, and will include a state of the art cinema and bistro; fine dining restaurant; atrium café/bar; a courtyard with small independent retail units; workshop and enterprise units for 30-40 artists and makers; creative industry studio spaces; and up to forty 1-,2- and 3-bed apartments and live/work spaces on upper floors. The new extension to the rear of the Old Town Hall, will be very contemporary and of high quality, taking references from Arts and Crafts style and materials to form a visual link between the Victorian Old Town Hall and the Art Deco Train Station. A dramatic extra height glass frontage on Albert Road will allow visual access to activity inside, including to the atrium café/courtyard, presenting a lively active frontage. This survey aims to find out whether, and in what ways you would be likely to use the facility. To find out more email


  • The development will include a state of the art 200 seat one or two-screen cinema in the upstairs main hall of the Old Town Hall. Programming will include latest releases and live streamed arts entertainment as well as specialist, independent, international, classic, documentary, and other films. The cinema will ideally also host educational events, conferences and other special screenings and events.

  • There will be an associated bistro for cinema users, but it is also proposed that there will be an independently operated fine dining restaurant on the ground floor. In addition to these there will be a separate kitchen serving an atrium café/bar area in the heart of the scheme, behind the original Old Town Hall building. This would operate during the daytime as a café/meeting place, with small retailers operating around the edge of the courtyard, and at night would become a bar with live entertainment, for example music, comedy, dance or basic theatre performances and other special events.

  • The double height ground floor, with mezzanines to the rear of some units, will include a large area of retail / studio space for artists and makers and other creatives. Retail frontages will face Albert Road and the Station Gateway, as well as within the atrium courtyard. Some individual units will vary in size and cost to attract and support startup businesses whilst minimising risk. There will also be some converted and new build first floor premium studio space, but these spaces will not have retail frontages. By creating a ‘community’ of creatives in the heart of Hoylake, the scheme aims to increase footfall for existing businesses rather than to compete with them.

  • The scheme will include up to 40 no. 1, 2 and 3-bed apartments on the upper floors, available for purchase or rent. Some of these may be live/work spaces. Proximity to the train station is important. There will be full disabled access, limited car parking to the rear, and secure cycle storage.
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