This project will create a distinct and flexible workspace providing an opportunity for existing local businesses to grow and for new businesses to locate in the Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone.
Delivery of the masterplan is underway, with two developments now completed: Wirral Metropolitan College has moved into its £10.5m, RIBA Award-winning built environment campus, and the new 48,000 sq ft Tower Wharf building, which is now occupied by The Contact Company.
Peel L&P will be responsible for the delivery of the three-storey, BREEAM Excellent office complex. The building will target indigenous businesses and inward investors looking to either relocate or who require modern floor space options to facilitate their growth. The building could accommodate up to 113 net new jobs.
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “We are here to build an inclusive economy that works for everyone in our city region. Supporting this project will help to breathe new life into Birkenhead’s docklands and generate jobs and opportunities for local people, which is what we’re all about.”
Richard Mawdsley, Development Director for Wirral Waters at Peel L&P, said: “This is fantastic news for Wirral Waters and for the Liverpool City Region. This funding is vital for the creation of a multi-million-pound business hub on Tower Road which will promote economic growth by bringing investment, jobs and prosperity to Wirral. SIF funding is a significant step forward to making this important project a reality.”