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Multi-purpose community centre,

Laird Street, Birkenhead.

Opportunities and activities for the whole community.

Community, Children and Families

Community Learning and Education

Community Organising

St James Opportunity Shops

Our Community

We deliever a year round community program, with something for everyone of all ages. It ranges from after school clubs, tots groups, community events, exercise classes, and much more.
If you want more information about what happens day by day, please follow us on Facebook.  
For our current weekly activity timetable click the button below.

Creating Opportunity

One of our aims is to create opportunities for all those in our community. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfil their potential. Through out the year we run a variety of adult learning, from wellbeing, cookery, to community organising.

Shifting Power

NBDT hold community organising as central to all we do. Community Organising is the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. Community Organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power.

NBDT believe a community led approach is the most effective way to create change.

Shops with Soul

NBDT run two charity shops, our 'Opportunity Shops', on Laird Street and Hoylake Road, Birkenhead. The Opp Shops are charity shops that make a difference to Birkenhead. They are staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers, creating a vital social space for members of our community, whilst providing good quality clothing and bric-a-brac at bargain prices.

Pop in and pick up a bargain today!

North Birkenhead Development Trust

at a Glance

Here at North Birkenhead Development Trust, we are driven by a single goal;

to do our part in making the world a better place for all.

We work to improve the quality of life and opportunities for all in our community.

We believe everybody matters.


Spaces available to let and hire

The St James Centre is an ideal facility for meetings, training events and seminars.

The St James Centre is located in Birkenhead, easily accessible by train, bus and car. Our facilities can be hired for full or half days, during the week and on Saturdays.


We have three spaces for hire. Refreshments, biscuits and food are supplied by our award winning café The Open Door, starting from £1.50 per head per serving.

Contact us for current hire rates.

Our community and conference room can seat up to 60 in theatre style and our multi-purpose space (available after 6pm or on a Saturday) can accommodate up to 120. All our rooms have natural day light. 

We are fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and lift access is provided to all floors.

The First Floor also offers small office space equipped with a range of office equipment.

A number of local charities rent this space at present but please call for availability. 

Where to

find us...

North Birkenhead Development Trust

St James Centre, 344 Laird Street, Birkenhead

CH41 7AL, UK

Tel: 0151 670 9974

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