Wirral Grade II-listed building saved

After an intervention by English Heritage, historic public baths in Birkenhead will be given special protection status.

This is a major victory for campaigners in the district of Rock Ferry, who have fought to save the swimming facility in Byrne Avenue. The Byrne Avenue Community Trust (BACT) is the organisation that applied to have the building listed.

Ben Harrison from BACT said of English Heritage’s decision:

“The trustees are delighted with the decision and it’s right