18th April 2019
Liverpool’s economy is booming, and the city is truly becoming the next Northern Powerhouse hotspot. People are drawn to living in Liverpool as it’s a vibrant city with unique attractions, exciting events, world-class sport offerings, and an unrivalled musical heritage.
History of Liverpool
Liverpool has an eclectic history which can be traced back to 1190. The first wet docks in Liverpool open in the early 18th century which paved way for the town’s expansion to become a major city, which continued over the next two centuries. Liverpool not only has an illustrious maritime history thanks to its location on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, but is also well-known as the birthplace of The Beatles and a number of other bands that were part of musical history’s influential Merseybeat era. Home to two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, and the annual Grand National horse race, other attractions in the city include China town – Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe – and the Tate Liverpool.
Living in Liverpool
Since the mid-nineties a general economic and civic revival has been underway in Liverpool, which has led to Liverpool’s economy is growing faster than the national average. In 2008 Liverpool ONE was completed, the £1-billion mixed-use project which significantly transformed the city centre into a world-leading retail offering.
A number of regeneration projects particularly in North Liverpool are revitalising the city, providing new opportunities for further economic growth and investment, such as Liverpool Waters, a 30-year-strategy and a £5 billion masterplan to transform Liverpool’s northern docks into a high quality waterfront quarter of residential, commercial and leisure space. Our latest project Quay Central is a part of the Liverpool Waters masterplan and is the first residential development to complete. The developer of Quay Central, Romal Capital, is creating a new open plan area within Quay Central which they’ve called ‘Little Amsterdam’. This area will include a waterfront park for both locals and residents to enjoy
The digital and creative industries have come to the fore in the vibrant Baltic Triangle, a former industrial area. Various regeneration projects are underway in this fast-growing and evolving part of the city with Creative Campus, a flexible, creative space; Cains Brewery Village, a 1 million square foot, £150 million leisure and retail development with brewery, boutique hotel, shops and food hall.
The lively, cosmopolitan city is well connected by road, rail, sea and air, with international flights into the city’s John Lennon Airport and nearby Manchester Airport where direct flights connect the northwest of England with major cities around the world, including New York, Toronto, Hong Kong, Beijing and many more.
Moving to Liverpool
Liverpool has maintained a lot of its architectural heritage while the recent regeneration in the area has generated interest in new and contemporary properties. Liverpool has so much to offer its residents and you can easily see why people are moving to the city and calling it home.
Are you moving to Liverpool or looking for a new home or a property investment in this vibrant city? We can help, we have a number of schemes currently live in Liverpool including The Levels and the recently completed Quay Central. Please contact a member of our team to register your interest in either of our schemes.