Work starts on Wirral Waters multi-million pound Tower Wharf development
Tower Wharf at Birkenhead which has been approved by Wirral council, and will see a four-storey development of around 48,000 sq ft occupying what is currently vacant, derelict land, adding further Grade A office accommodation to Wirral's business offer and bringing around 400 jobs to the area.
Work is underway on the site of a major new office development on Wirral Waters.
The multi-million pound scheme at Tower Wharf was given planning permission earlier this year - and is hoped will help kickstart further investment in the area.
It follows just a couple of months after the beginning of work just across the road on the new campus for Wirral Met College, due for completion by September next year.
The Tower Wharf development was given the go-ahead by council planners in August when the ECHO was told discussions are also “well advanced” with a potential user to move into much of the Tower Wharf building, with the remaining office space to be let out.
The office site was previously owned by the Merseyside Development Corporation, before passing to the NWDA and now the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
The scheme was submitted by Wirral-based Longmeadow Estates Ltd and supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
Wirral Waters is part of the “Mersey Waters” Enterprise Zones, one of 24 special areas across England which offer 100% business rates relief for the first five years and fast- track planning.
Its focus is on advanced manufacturing/engineering, the automotive industry, business services, energy, and pharmaceuticals and healthcare.
When plans for the Tower Wharf building were submitted earlier this year Kevin Adderley, Wirral council’s strategic director for regeneration, said it was “one of the biggest new office developments in Liverpool the city region for a number of years” and that it would be a significant move in kick-starting further development in the Enterprise Zone.
Wirral Met College Campus at Wirral Waters is due to be the first capital building on Wirral Waters, and will be a dedicated Built Environment, Skills and Enterprise Centre.
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