The Heart of the Northern Powerhouse
Liverpool is undergoing a rapid transformation. The creation of multi-billion investments and the government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative have helped to secure the city’s future economic growth, that will ultimately boost demand for housing in the city.
Liverpool prides itself as being an innovative and exciting place for investment and business. It is a city with substantial economic assets and opportunities; a knowledge hub with unique learning centres; a destination city with impressive culture and a city with important sea and air connections to international markets
Home to over 250,000 business & 70,000 students from all over the world
£8 billion UK government backed investment into the Liverpool city centre
23% capital growth projected over the next 5 years (JLL)
The 2nd Largest Regional Economy In The UK, worth over £149 billion
New Investment Projects Expands City Centre
Peel’s Liverpool Waters Project – 2.3km waterfront transformation
Proposed plans for new Everton Football Stadium
Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal enabling the largest vessels to call directly in the heart of the UK
Proposed Cruise Liner Terminal
Property values in Liverpool have risen by 23.2% over the past 5 years (Zoopla)
Apartment values have increased by 24.01% over the same period
Liverpool ranked 6th highest for house price rise in the UK over the past 12 months (Hometrack - May 2018)
Rents in the North West annual increase of 3.9% (Right Move - July 2018)
It’s estimated that in the ten-year period running up to 2023 the number of people visiting, living and working in Liverpool’s city centre will have grown 25%.
With this in mind, Liverpool City Council have introduced a scheme to focus on making walking and cycling the first choice for short journeys in the city centre. The work will also reduce car and bus traffic and make it easier and more enjoyable to get about.
Liverpool city centre has two train stations: Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street. Liverpool Central connects Liverpool to the rest of Merseyside. Liverpool Lime Street station connects Liverpool with the rest of the UK and boasts a fast line connection with London Euston where the journey time is just a little over two hours. Regular services to Manchester are also in operation.
Merseyrail trains run frequently throughout the day across 66 stations in and around the Liverpool area. With 4 city centre underground stations – Lime Street lower level, Liverpool Central, Moorfields and James Street – you can easily get around the city, giving you more time to see everything Liverpool has to offer.
The variety of transport links to and from Liverpool John Lennon Airport makes getting to and from the airport extremely easy. Regular bus services operate from the airport, as well as the options of travelling by train, taxi or car, both into the city centre or elsewhere in the North West.
The airport offers a huge range of destinations – many just a couple of hours away – and there’s something for everyone, from beach lovers to some of the best cities in the world for soaking in culture and finding inspiration.
Dublin – 55 minutes
Paris – 1 hour 30 minutes
Amsterdam – 1 hour 40 minutes
Geneva – 1 hour 50 minutes
Berlin – 1 hour 55 minutes
Milan – 2 hours 15 minutes
Barcelona -2 hour 30 minutes
Budapest – 2 hours 25 minutes
Rome – 2 hours 45 minutes
Ibiza – 2 hours 45 minutes
Lisbon – 2 hours 50 minutes
Fuerteventura – 4 hours 15 minutes
Tourism in The North West
Liverpool was 4th Most visited City in the UK (hotels.com 2016) and has the largest collection of Grade II-listed buildings outside London. The city has 2,500 listed buildings and 250 public monuments.
Overseas tourist expenditure is predicted to grow by 26.2% to £1.2bn, representing 4.55% of total UK expenditure by overseas tourists in 2017.
Investment in regenerating the North West is likely to see the region rise in the domestic tourist market with spending on hospitality and leisure increasing by 28.4% to just under £7.5bn by 2017.
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