Wirral Waters: Britain’s largest regeneration development

A place to live

In 2017, Wirral Waters was designated as a housing zone by central government, making it the only project in the whole of the UK to enjoy both housing and enterprise zone status. This ambitious but achievable move is part of the government’s drive to deliver one million new homes by 2020.

Residents will be able to enjoy world-class leisure facilities in an exemplary setting, while taking advantage of Wirral’s new hubs for the arts and creative industries. Surrounded by stunning architecture, the Wirral Waters project will encompass luxury living.

A job

Wirral is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit, currently boasting the highest rate of start-up companies and SME growth in the UK. Unilever has been researching the Wirral for over 100 years, supporting growth in the area by building global trade on a local basis.

Set to provide over 20,000 permanent jobs, an eclectic range of office facilities grace Wirral’s waterfront, providing a conducive home for companies keen to make a difference in their offices. Offering a home for all, Wirral Waters consists of first-class studio space, shared offices and corporate headquarters – a desirable opportunity for any company considering European headquarters at reasonable rental costs.

The maritime and maritime sectors are driving job and training growth, particularly in the Liverpool city region. The revival of its main commercial terminal is taking place through Peel Ports’ £400m investment in Liverpool2. The town is evolving and Wirral is keen to play its part in reclaiming the use of its maritime capabilities.

The Maritime Knowledge Center is to be developed at the water tower building, a fundamental component of the history and heritage of the Dock Estate. Architecturally designed by two internationally acclaimed firms, up to 60,000 square meters of new office, incubation, teaching and cultural space will become a beacon for the area, standing dignified at the heart of Wirral Waters regeneration.

Similarly, named after one of Birkenhead’s most famous ancestors, Laird House at Tower Road will contribute new, flexible and sustainable office space with magnificent views over the Docks and across Liverpool. The latest in a series of projects announced at the multi-million pound development is No 1 Tower Road South, the first major office development to occupy over three floors. The first floor is intended to provide space for small businesses, while the top two floors will provide six apartments of Grade A office space ranging from 3,000 sq m to 4,000 sq m.

Injecting the city with the regeneration it deserves, the many office developments located on the banks of the River Mersey are designed to combine sophistication and innovation with amenity. Set in highly prominent positions, all office locations are close to excellent transport links, leaving Wirral closely interconnected with the thriving city of Liverpool.

A place to study

The long-term vision to extend Liverpool’s historic heart across the whole area is a broad concept and one that ensures residents and locals not only have the opportunity to live, work and play in the area, but also to immerse themselves fully in the area. the wealth of state-of-the-art facilities that occupy the docks and surrounding areas.

Educational initiatives help improve economic productivity in the Northwest. Advanced skills are an integral part of job creation and growth in the region. One aim is to increase skills and training in relevant sectors and retain talent in the area, ensuring Wirral Waters is an epicenter for prosperity and productivity.

Helping to deliver on that promise, Wirral Met College, the newest £11m campus for building skills in construction and the built environment and a resource to enable students to see how a building is constructed from concept design to completion. As worthy recipients of a prestigious award from the Royal Institute of British Architects, Wirral Met’s expertise in the sector has been honoured, recognizing the design skills and professionalism of the project. At approximately 38,000 square meters and with over 500 students studying on campus, over half of them were involved in the construction stages, demonstrating an exemplary partnership that observes how regeneration happens.

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