A NEW food-hall is set to open at Woodside Ferry Terminal.

Inspired by the success of the likes of Baltic Market, Marine Street Social and Dockside Dining Club, the new Woodside Ferry Village will host twelve pop-up food traders and retailers under one roof.

A spokesman from creators Woodside Area Community Interest Company (WACIC) told the Globe: "Wirral has enjoyed a fantastic period of growth whereby it has firmly established itself as a destination in the North West, and through the introduction of the Woodside Ferry Village we look forward to creating a concept that will offer both our community and visitors alike the opportunity to experience the diversity and welcoming atmosphere that Wirral is so renowned for.

“What we will offer will be totally unique enabling a real focus on the community element – we look to provide a platform for traders within our area so they can showcase what they do best to a much wider audience.

"As part of the Woodside Ferry Village concept, vendors will be trading from twelve initial concession spaces with plans to expand the available opportunities over the coming months.

"Our visitors can expect a fully immersive experience with a rich, diversity of cuisines to sample, coupled with a calendar of events and activities – from cultural, music and art events to social initiatives.”

The Woodside Ferry Village project is looking to open for business during Autumn 2018.

Head of Business Improvement District (BID) Gemma Nichols said: “This project is both exciting and adventurous and promises the boost Birkenhead needs to attract new business and visitor footfall, both key objectives of the Birkenhead Business Improvement District.

"BID will support this plan and will work closely with the WACIC in turning this new vision into reality.”

Council Leader, cllr Phil Davies said: "We have exciting plans coming forward from Wirral Growth Company to redevelop Birkenhead and to create a real destination here on our Mersey waterfront.

"It is important to make people 'think again' about Birkenhead and initiatives and temporary attractions like Woodside Ferry Village will help attract curious visitors and residents from across Liverpool City Region and beyond to come and see what is going on in Birkenhead."