BIRKENHEAD'S new market and food-hall has revealed the first vendor that will be joining the new project.

Woodside Ferry Village will take influence from both Liverpool's Baltic Market, Marine Street Social in New Brighton and Trafford's Altrincham Market.

It's set to be based at the Woodside Ferry Terminal in Birkenhead and will see seven food vendors and a bar inside the building with shipping containers housing pop-up shops and businesses outside.

Set to open in mid-June, the first food concession joining the site is Liverpool based Bacaro - specialising in pizza.

Co-owners Paddy Smith and Jonathan Poole, have been in discussions with the Woodside Area Community Interest Group, the body responsible for developing the food hall concept at Woodside.

Jonathan said: "Nine years on and after successfully achieving the original business plan of opening four different, independently named restaurants in Liverpool, we remain extremely proud of the high-quality standards we maintain across our portfolio.

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How the new Woodside Ferry Village in Birkenhead could look (Picture: Woodside Food and Ferry)

“We are now looking to expand our popular Bacaro Restaurant’s by opening a Bacaro Pizza Concession at Woodside Ferry Village, which we feel will be an excellent fit for our Bacaro brand and we are very excited by this new venture.

"We believe passionately that the food we serve and the way we serve it should leave each and every guest with a reason to return.

"For us its all about the Pizza - we closely follow the traditions of Naples, the birthplace of Pizza.

"Our dough is made on site every day; 24 hours of proofing, balled and then left again for another 24 hours which is then hand rolled.

"Due to this unique style, our Artisan Bacaro Pizza is quickly cooked for 90 seconds in our Domed Pizza Oven producing a variety of exciting flavours using seasonal quality ingredients.

"Some of these pizzas we will be bringing to Woodside are pepperoni and nduja, spinach, garlic tomato & truffle cheese and Capa de Parma ham, mushrooms, mozzarella and ricotta to name a few."

The new space will offer a combination of food, music, arts and educational opportunities in a bid to make Woodside a major visitor attraction - once again.

Interim managing director for WACIG Sharon Stanton told the Globe: “We are delighted and very excited to welcome Bacaro Pizza to the Woodside Ferry Village in joining us as a vendor concession.

"Bacaro enjoys a great creative reputation for the high quality of its cuisines, and will bring that valuable expertise and menu excellence in developing the Woodside Ferry Village offer as dining and venue experience.

“In creating Woodside Ferry Village, we have taken the influence and successes from other food hall concepts, both nationally and internationally, and we will be home to a number of high quality food vendors, with the opportunity to add further space through external containers which will be able to house pop-up shops and other businesses.”