Liverpool Office Scheme Will Help to Deliver 3000 Jobs
The construction of 80,000 sq. ft. of office space near LiverpoolΓÇÖs Central Station could generate thousands of jobs according to Merepark, the Altrincham-based commercial property firm behind the Central Village scheme in Liverpool City Centre.
Covering a six acre site located to the rear of the Central Station, the development will also include a refurbishment of the Grade II listed LewisΓÇÖs Department store and generate 350,000+ sq. ft. of retail, leisure and office space as well as a 550 room hotel, multi-screen cinema and 400-space car-park.
ΓÇ£IΓÇÖm really excited about this news which heralds a brighter future for this area of the city centre.ΓÇ¥ explained Cllr Joe Anderson, Leader of Liverpool City Council, “The jobs which will be created are a significant boost for Liverpool.ΓÇ¥
Speaking to TheBusinessDesk.com, Chairman Robert Ross of Developer Merepark explained the impact they expect the Central Village scheme to deliver to the local economy:
ΓÇ£Central Village is LiverpoolΓÇÖs largest regeneration scheme and the next key employment site for the city. WeΓÇÖre creating 1,000 construction jobs and a further 2,000 permanent positions – a very substantial boost to the local jobs market. From waiters, chefs and hospitality managers to retail staff and office workers, Central Village will create a whole host of opportunities working for some of the UKΓÇÖs best leisure brands.ΓÇ¥
ΓÇ£Very few developers are delivering anything of this kind in the UK right now and occupiers have responded with enthusiasm to what weΓÇÖre offering, which is a positive statement about LiverpoolΓÇÖs future.ΓÇ¥
The arrival of the Central Village office space, within the next three years, follows a period in which the development pipeline in many regional office markets reached an historic low in the wake of the financial downturn.
But with competition for grade ΓÇÿAΓÇÖ office space expected to increase, and the number of buildings able to meet larger floor-plate requirements diminishing as a result of the plug applied to speculative office developments since 2008 ΓÇô the Liverpool office space of Central Village could prove to be an attractive proposition to business seeking office space within the city.