14/01/19 A £20m senior loan facility designed to support the redevelopment of the North Western Halls in Liverpool city centre has been secured. CBRE’s investment advisory team, part of CBRE Capital Advisors, has arranged for the boost on behalf of the Merseyside Pension Fund. It is the second loan that the organisation has committed to […]

Liverpool ONE Hailed For Transforming City

03/12/18 Liverpool ONE – which is marking ten years in operation – has “transformed” the city centre and made it the “envy of many across the UK and overseas”, according to Steve Rotheram. The site opened in May 2008, coinciding with Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. Since then, the destination has contributed £3.3bn […]

‘Golden Era’ of US Trade For Liverpool City Region

  The chief executive Mersey Maritime believes that Liverpool City Region could greatly benefit from increased US trade and investment in a post-Brexit world. Chris Shirling-Rooke anticipates that the region could gain as much as £500m in extra trade and investment in what he has described as a new ‘golden era’ as the UK and […]


01/11/18 The IBM Global Locations Trends Report had listed the combined metropolitan areas of Liverpool and Manchester as the world’s tenth top ranking area for FDI. The report, published today,  ranked areas by the number of foreign direct investment projects and the jobs they generated. From 2016 to 2017 Liverpool and Manchester secured 68 major […]

Planners approve luxury hotel on site of former Municipal Buildings

30/10/18 Singapore-based Fragrance Group aims to create a 185-bed hotel in the former council headquarters on Dale Street in a scheme designed by Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall. Multi-million pound plans to turn Liverpool City Council’s former headquarters into a four-star hotel have been approved by city planners. Singapore-based Fragrance Group aims to create a 185-bed hotel […]

New £50 million Liverpool cruise terminal

18/10/18 Liverpool City Council has released a video revealing the most detailed designs yet for the city’s new cruise liner terminal. The 90-second clip details the terminal, showcasing its passenger and baggage facility, lounge, café and four-star hotel. The video also shows how the £50 million terminal would be built on two floors with the baggage hall on the ground […]

Rotheram Explores Merseyside Monorail

18/10/18 Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has revealed he and the Liverpool City Region leaders are considering the potential for an overhead railway to return to the city’s waterfront. Known as the Dockers’ Umbrella, the light railway operated from the 1890s to the 1950s when it was deemed too expensive to repair and was demolished. Liverpool […]

Demand Outstripping Supply In Lettings Market

10/10/18   New research has shown that the lettings market is seeing substantial activity with viewings up over 13% on the year and lease signings up 3.5%, while supply has declined 6.9%. The quarterly research from estate agent software platform Reapit and Dataloft, residential property market intelligence consultancy, signals an imminent supply-side squeeze in a […]

Liverpool Sets Out Plan To Protect Baltic Triangle

05/10/18 Liverpool City Council is looking to draw up a spatial regeneration framework for the Baltic Triangle in an attempt to guide future development for the area and protect its growing cluster of digital and tech businesses. The council had previously endorsed a development framework in December last year, which set out its ambitions for […]


03/10/18   Liverpool and Manchester are among the five most entrepreneurial cities in the UK, according to new data. The Start-up Loans Company (SULCo) has ranked locations across the country based on how much money it has invested in each area. London topped the list, with aspiring business owners in the capital receiving loans worth […]

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