Liverpool is an inspiring city recognised on an international scale, a city as equally as passionate about its diverse heritage as it is about its pro
Liverpool is an inspiring city recognised on an international scale, a city as equally as passionate about its diverse heritage as it is about its prosperous future.
With a global perspective and exceptional economic strength, Liverpool stands proudly on the government’s list of investment opportunities, particularly targeting overseas investors. The vision integrates economic development and business enterprise designed to accelerate the city’s growth and build a sustainable economy.
International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, recognises the need to attract foreign investment into the UK. A £30bn drive was announced at a UK Board of Trade meeting this month to ensure regeneration projects across Merseyside such as Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters remain the focal point to drive overseas investment.
The Industrial Strategy outlines a plan for the future. The main aim is to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK and suggests how Britain can progress by helping businesses create higher paid jobs in every part of the UK with sole focus on investment in skills, industries and infrastructure of the future.
The government have compiled a list of 68 prestige projects across the UK, including Liverpool Waters, Wirral Waters and Pall Mall, all looking to attract investors from across the globe. By tapping into Merseyside’s potential, the vision is to produce a transformed economy for the foreseeable future enabling an increase in positivity of the existing economy and to ultimately build on the UKs strengths.
Property giant, Peel Land and Property, are responsible for the two major property development projects either side of the River Mersey and with a combined total of almost £10bn it is evident Wirral Waters and Liverpool Waters remain lucrative investment opportunities for not only global investors but those who remain in the area. RWInvest are aware of the prominence Merseyside has in property investment and recognises the need for people to take advantage of these fruitful opportunities.
Liverpool Waters predominantly focuses on residential and office schemes as well as plans for a new £500m football stadium for Everton FC. On the other side of the enterprise zone is Wirral Waters, also including office and residential but with more of an industrial focus with plans for the £25m Maritime Knowledge Hub. The Maritime Knowledge Hub will be focused the grade 2 listed Hydraulic Tower building and provides up to 60,000 sq. ft of new office, incubation, teaching and cultural space.
Paul Mall is a £400m scheme in Liverpool’s thriving central business district, with a focus of bringing much needed office space to the city. Dr Liam Fox stated, “This is a bold and ambitious programme, building on the UK’s position as the leading destination for foreign investment in Europe through the Government’s Industrial Strategy, helping to build a Britain fit for the future.
“The high potential opportunities scheme will deliver growth where it is most needed, ensuring that the benefits of global investment are felt in every part of the country. And with more than £30 billion worth of new opportunities, my international economic department’s overseas network is working hard to attract top investors to the UK.”