Seaforth Radar Tower

The Seaforth Radar Tower is an example of 1960s architecture, an amalgam of corrugated iron and grey bricks set alongside wind turbines and rusting piles of scrap metal.its used to monitor vessels using the Mersey shipping channels.

It offers possibly the most spectacular panorama on Merseyside.
A glance across Liverpool Bay takes in the Royal Liver Building and both cathedrals, while a few turns of the neck bring into view Wallasey and New Brighton, snow-capped Welsh mountains and even Blackpool Tower.

Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHC),owns the 98ft (30m) tower.The tower was manned 24 hours a day, but as technology developed in the 1970s and 1980s, staff moved to the Port of Liverpool building then Seaforth’s Maritime Centre where information from the tower was fed through a cable.
Workers visit twice a week to make routine checks on the equipment.
There are plans to demolish it.


  1. I remember having a jaunt here with my oncle ged. in the months of summer. Great view of passing ships. the rozers came to lock up & kicked us out. It was an imposing structure

  2. I spent a bit of time in there, and up on the roof recently, carrying out some maintenance work. Just me, my opo and about a thousand rats and numerous dead pigeons and seabirds. It is somewhat creepy.