Government minister impressed with Wirral Waters

James Wharton, a senior government official, has visited the Wirral Waters project and has expressed his satisfaction at what he saw.

Mr Wharton is responsible for the Northern Powerhouse project and is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and the minister for local growth. He visited the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone to familiarise himself with the development. It was his first visit to the site.

The minister toured Tower Wharf, which is due to be completed this November. Once open, it will provide the area with an additional 48,000 square feet of office space.

The Wirral Metropolitan College Campus has also been recently completed, and is due to welcome its first students on 7th September. Planning permission is in place for several other large buildings including the Peel International Trade Centre.

Architects in Wirral and the surrounding area are being kept busy with designs for more buildings which are set to be built on the site over the next decade or so. In March 2015, Morgan Sindall was contracted to build a factory that will make large energy generation components. The factory will be built on Beaufort Road.

There are plans to connect the whole area to the Merseyside rail network. A stretch of dock branch track bed will be updated and used to connect Birkenhead North to Hamilton Square. Other tracks will be laid as the development progresses.

The whole area has been awarded Enterprise Zone status, which means that the government is helping with the development of the site. Wirral Waters is a key component of the government’s plan to transform the north into one of the UK’s biggest economic powerhouses.

Posted by Adam Lloyd
September 7, 2015

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