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Old June 7th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #21
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Planning docs are here, if anyone is interested.

http://www.peelitc.co.uk/#/planning_documents.php
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Peel ITC?

The Peel International Trade Centre (ITC) is a new development concept proposed by The Peel Group at West Float, Wirral Waters. It will comprise a series of multi-purpose buildings providing approximately 230,000 square metres of floorspace from which over 1,000 businesses, originating principally from key emerging economies such as China India and South Korea, and operating from trade showrooms, will be able to showcase, promote and sell their products to trade customers from across the UK, Ireland and Western Europe.

The ITC will help these businesses enter the UK and Western European market, which will develop and enhance trading relationships between Wirral, the Liverpool region, the wider economy and key emerging economies around the world. The opening up of new trading routes will provide UK business in sectors such as manufacturing, retail, technology and construction with increased opportunities to access new and high quality products at lower cost, providing significant efficiency and cost benefits. It will therefore provide benefits to the wider UK economy.

Trading businesses will cover a wide range of sectors including construction, clothing, furniture and electrical. The Peel ITC will be a trade focused facility and access will be restricted to those representing a business or organisation which requires products available for sale.. This may include retailers, construction businesses or manufacturers for example. Members of the public will not be able to access the Peel ITC.

The Peel ITC will is made up of a mix of uses, predominantly trade showrooms, but with associated exhibition space, assembly and storage areas, food and drink uses and management office accommodation.


Who is behind the ITC?

The Peel ITC is being led by The Peel Group, in partnership with overseas investors and tenants. The Peel Group is a leading property and infrastructure company behind some of the UK’s largest and most important regeneration schemes, including the Wirral Waters and Liverpool Waters proposals. The Peel Group also owns and operates major ports in the UK, including the Port of Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal.

The Peel Group has the expertise, knowledge and international relationships required to deliver the Peel ITC and ensure the associated economic and sustainability benefits are maximised.


Where will the ITC be located?

The ITC will occupy approximately 25 hectares of mainly vacant land located on the south side of the West Float of the Birkenhead Dock Estate.

The site is split into two by an existing Graving Dock (No. 3) which is to be retained. To the east of the Graving Dock the site is a large area of cleared, vacant land. To the west is a site known locally as the Mobil site, which is partly occupied by existing businesses.

The proposal is to locate two buildings in each of the two sides of the graving dock. The eastern part of the site will be reserved exclusively for the Peel ITC. The western part of the site will be developed for either or both the later phases of the Peel ITC or port related industrial/warehousing uses, for example to accommodate businesses relocated from East Float.


Is the ITC part of Wirral Waters?

The Peel ITC will form part of Peel’s wider Wirral Waters proposals, one of the large private sector led regeneration projects in the UK with a 30+ year build programme and an estimated overall investment of £4.5 billion. Wirral Waters now includes the Peel ITC as well as the recently approved East Float proposals.

Wirral Waters will deliver a transformational set of investments focused around the Birkenhead Dock Estate, which will lead the regeneration and revival of Inner Wirral over the next three to four decades.

The Peel ITC represents part of the evolution of Wirral Waters and will be an early phase of its development. It will assist in the delivery of the wider vision by raising the profile of the area amongst investors on an international stage.


What makes West Float the right site for the ITC?

The Birkenhead Dock Estate represents an untapped resource, providing two hundred hectares of underutilised, previously developed land, with multi-modal access at the heart of the Liverpool City Region. However its potential in supporting the economic growth and revival of Wirral is not being realised.

Few areas can match the potential of the Dock Estate as an area to support new economic development. At the same time it is surrounded by some of the most deprived communities within the UK in a priority investment area in critical need of regeneration and growth. The significance of the opportunity to deliver economic growth at the Dock Estate and the extent of Inner Wirral’s regeneration need is reflected in Wirral Waters’ inclusion within the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone, recently announced by the Government. The Peel ITC will form a key part of the Enterprise Zone.

The application site will provide a large, unconstrained platform for development. To ensure the Peel ITC achieves its potential it must provide a critical mass of floor space to ensure that it has an ‘international’ profile. A large, flat and unconstrained site is therefore required. There are no other sites within the Liverpool City Region which can compete with West Float either in terms of physical attributes (scale, accessibility) or location within an area of opportunity and need.

West Float therefore provides the ideal site to accommodate the Peel ITC by virtue of its size and accessibility coupled with the scale of opportunity presented by the Dock Estate and the extent of economic regeneration need within Inner Wirral.


How many jobs will the Peel ITC create and who will they be for?

The Peel ITC has the potential to create 3,465 full time equivalent jobs on site and in the wider economy. It can also add £104m Gross Value Added (GVA) annually through these additional jobs. This will include direct employment by traders and jobs in the management and running of the Peel ITC (e.g. administrative functions) together with an allowance for indirect job creation.

It is anticipated that most traders at the Peel ITC will employ at least one person from the businesses’ country of origin and 1 or 2 local people, depending on the size of the business and the showroom space they occupy. The Peel ITC will provide a wide range of job opportunities at skills levels that are well aligned with the local community, and Peel is committed to ensuring local people are able to access these.

The Peel ITC will have an impact on the local economy in terms of demand for local hotels and leisure, food and drink businesses increasing, whilst it will also stimulate the local housing market and increase local tax revenues.

The Peel ITC will also provide wider benefits to the UK economy in providing efficiency benefits for existing businesses (such as manufacturing firms) through enabling them to access competitively priced, new and innovative products. This will help to ensure existing businesses remain viable, helping to both safeguard and create employment.

More widely, the Peel ITC will play an important part in realising the overall vision for Wirral Waters which has the potential to create tens of thousands of new jobs. The Peel ITC will have a catalytic effect in raising the profile of Inner Wirral and Wirral Waters on an international stage. It will undoubtedly help to secure long term investment in Wirral Waters as required to ensure the employment and economic growth potential of Wirral Waters is realised.

The employment growth opportunity presented by the Peel ITC is therefore highly significant.


What about the existing tenants who presently occupy land need for the later phases?

There are a few existing tenants within the site who will need to be relocated as part of a wider package of port rationalisation in response to Wirral Waters. The approach will be to ensure that appropriate premises are found for relocated businesses to ensure that displacement does not harm important local employment and economic activity.

The site had also previously been identified as a potential receptor site for businesses being relocated from East Float. The application safeguards the ability to accommodate tenants on part of the site alongside the Peel ITC, subject to phasing, more detailed studies and discussions with tenants.


When will it be developed?

An outline planning application has now been submitted to Wirral Council. It is hoped that a decision on the application will be made by Autumn of this year.

The development will be delivered on a phased basis and it is hoped that Phase 1 will be completed within 2 to 3 years. The development of later phases will be depend on the level of demand for the Peel ITC, however Peel is confident that the entire project can be developedwithin 10 years.


What will the Peel ITC look like?

The planning application is in outline and does not contain detailed building designs. It therefore seeks to establish the principles and a set of parameters.

The Peel ITC will comprise four individual buildings, providing approximately 230,000 square metres of floor space. Each building will be broadly the same size and each will be built to a maximum of 25 metres in height. The four buildings will sit within their own plots, surrounded by surface car parking, servicing and access. The western part of the site may be used for either or both the Peel ITC and general industrial/warehousing uses.

The Peel ITC buildings will be of a functional design, consisting of large, rectangular floorplates. The ground floor and first floor will be predominantly occupied by trade showrooms, with the first floor also providing ancillary facilities. The architectural treatment of the buildings will be appropriate to the trade function of the development, featuring the use of a variety of materials and colour to provide visual interest and to ensure the development is visually integrated into its natural and built environment. Indicative images of thePeel ITC awill be made available shortly.

As the Peel ITC is being developed in partnership will international investors, Peel has not yet applied for the detailed design of the scheme as part of the this planning submission, with permission sought for the use, scale and general format of the development only. This approach provides flexibility to ensure that the design requirements of investors can be incorporated into the development. The detailed design of individual phases of the development will need to be approved by the Council before development is able to commence.


How much will it cost?

The Peel ITC in its totality represents many hundreds of million poundsby Peel and its international investment partners. The development will be funded predominantly by private investment.
Will the development have environmental impacts?
The West Float site is relatively unconstrained and so the development gives rise to few technical and environmental issues.

The planning application is supported by a full Environmental Impact Assessment which considers the development’s impact in respect of noise, air quality, flood risk, ecology, transport, visual and townscape and archaeology as well as its cumulative impact alongside other committed developments.

This demonstrates that some measures will need to be taken to control and limit impacts but that overall the Peel ITC will not give rise to any significant environmental effects.

The buildings will be designed to include green credentials to ensure the project is sustainable, whilst access to the project will be by a range of different means, including walking, cycling, bus and rail.


Will the Peel ITC affect local shops?

The Peel ITC is a trade facility, which means that access to it will be restricted to individuals representing businesses requiring goods available for sale.. A membership scheme will be established which will control access to the Peel ITC. To qualify for membership, applicants will be required to provide evidence that they represent a business and will use the Peel ITC for their business purposes only.

The terms of the proposed access controls are set out in the planning application. A legal agreement will be signed by Peel which will require the proposed membership scheme to be implemented and operated at all times. The Council will retain the ability to monitor and enforce the effectiveness of this system in controlling access to it.

As a trade only facility, the Peel ITC’s customer base will be existing businesses and not the general public. . The Peel ITC will therefore be serving a very different market to that of existing retail facilities and so will not draw trade away from these. As such, occupier’s of Birkenhead Town Centre and other retail facilities will be unaffected by the operation of the Peel ITC but they will have the benefit of being able to purchase a different range of goods to sell from their own shops.


Can I give my views?

Comments on the proposed development can be submitted to Peel via the Peel ITC website. In addition, Peel intends to hold a public consultation event during July on the proposals. More details on this will be provided on the Peel ITC website in due course.

Formal comments on the planning application can be submitted direct to Wirral Council who will take these into account when considering the planning application. Comments should be directed to:

Wirral Council
Development Control
Cheshire Lines Building
Canning Street
Birkenhead, CH41 1ND

Joanne Storey (Case Officer) can be contacted as follows:

Telephone: 0151 606 2491
Email: joannestorey@wirral.gov.uk

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Old June 14th, 2011, 08:29 AM   #22
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AN INTERNATIONAL trade centre on the banks of the River Mersey would boost the local economy by up to £100m a year, it was claimed last night.

Developer Peel has submitted hundreds of pages of plans to Wirral Council to support its ambitious £200m proposal for Birkenhead docks.

The centre, known as the ITC, would be the first of its type in western Europe.

Peel said it will create 3,000 jobs and help kickstart the £4.5bn Wirral Waters redevelopment of the dockland area.

An accompanying planning statement also outlined a potential timescale for the development.

If approved by councillors, site preparation would begin in September and last a year, with the first of four planned units ready by May, 2013.

Three other units could be built, with the entire scheme completed by 2019 if it goes according to plan.

Peel director Lindsey Ashworth described the ITC as “a fantastic and exciting project where everybody wins”.

Peel’s economic report estimated the scheme would add £100m to the local economy.

It said: “The project will also help stimulate growth in a number of other ways, so the £100m figure could be considered conservative in terms of the actual value of the ITC to the economy.”

Peel said its commitment to other aspects of Wirral Waters, including major proposals for mixed-use development at East Float, was not directly affected by the ITC and the company will continue to bring those forward.
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Public consultation set to start on Peel’s International Trade Centre in Wirral


PLANS to build an International Trade Centre in Birkenhead’s docks will go on show to the public next month.

Wirral Waters developer Peel will hold an open day to gauge public opinion over the £200m scheme.

The company has claimed the ITC could boost Merseyside’s economy by up to £100m a year.

Last month, it submitted a planning application for the project, with Wirral Council leader Steve Foulkes saying it was “fantastic to see the Wirral Waters vision, as launched by Peel in 2006, becoming a reality”.

If approved by councillors, Peel believes the ITC will create 3,000 jobs and help kickstart Wirral Waters, the £4.5bn redevelopment of docklands between Birkenhead and Wallasey.
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The day of public consultation, organised to seek the views of residents and retail and commercial organisations, will be held at Birkenhead market on Friday August 5 from 10am to 4pm.

Representatives of Peel’s ITC team will attend to explain the project’s concept and benefits and answer questions.

Leaflets and a questionnaire so those who attend can complete to express their views will also be distributed.

An online consultation process is also underway on Peel’s ITC website at www.peelitc.co.uk

It provides information on the project, along with an online questionnaire and dedicated space where users can comment and contact members of the Peel team.

The International Trade Centre will be aimed at trade buyers who are looking for new goods and markets.

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I like those aerial photos of the Liverpool and Wirral Waters Enterprise Zones. If the two Waters projects turn out like the image above, then the skyline will look brilliant. And without sounding over the top, something to compare to London and New York
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I posted an idea for a transport link to the ITC as part of a larger post in the railway ideas thread. Essentially it was to refurbish Birkenhead North station, rename it 'Trade Centre' and built either a pedestrian cut and cover tunnel or a covered ground level walkway from the station to the ITC site.
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The tracks on the small hill at the bottom of the picture look like one of those Celtic chalk hill figures.

Maybe the the heritage lot would be happier with this development if Peel added a Mersey version of the Cerne Abbas Giant Click
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Is the Peel ITC the same as a World Trade Centre or is it different?

If this was to go well, and we got some big companies back in the City Region, might we eventually be able to get our regional stock exchange back? (if the government allowed it that is)
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12:23pm Thursday 11th August 2011
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MULTI-MILLION pound plans to build an International Trade Centre at the borough's docklands appear to have the backing of Wirral people.

The development company behind the scheme says a survey carried out during an exhibition saw 100% support.

Those in favour said they believed the plans would lead to job creation, new investment for the area and the scheme would act as a “catalyst” for the main Wirral Waters project.

Popular reasons for supporting the ITC included job creation, new investment for the area and suggestions that the scheme would act as a “catalyst” for the main Wirral Waters project.

Lindsey Ashworth, a director of development group Peel, said: “We have been holding public exhibitions for our Wirral projects since 2007 to ensure local people are kept informed and involved as we move projects through the planning system, which is a very long-winded and complicated process for schemes of this magnitude.

"We all want to see buildings appear on site, but we have to be patient as the economy needs to be stronger and more positive before businesses will take space in new premises.”

The Trade Centre will comprise four separate multi-level buildings totalling around 2.5m square feet of floor space.

The buildings are likely to be phased over the next ten years and it is expected that first-phase building construction will start as early as next year.

The centre will enable more than 1,000 companies from countries such as China, India, South Korea and other emerging economies, to exhibit, sell, assemble and distribute goods into the UK, Irish and European markets.

Peel says the facility will be the first of its kind in the UK and the largest and most sustainable wholesale Trade Centre in Europe.

Ms Ashworth added: "Business relations overseas particularly with China have been moving forward at a rapid pace and the Peel International Trade Centre has attracted huge interest and hoped will be the catalyst to help kick-start the regeneration of the main Wirral Waters and Liverpool Waters projects.”

The Peel Group is hoping to submit an outline planning application to Wirral Council in September Both Liverpool and Wirral Waters given "Enterprise Zone" status by the Govenment in April, giving the sites many advantages including tax breaks for businesses and ultra-high speed internet access.
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Wirral Council plans ‘sister’ relations with affluent Chinese cities

WIRRAL Council is hoping a pair of “sister city” agreements with two of China’s wealthiest cities could boost jobs and prosperity across the borough and the rest of Merseyside.

Council leader Steve Foulkes is due to fly out to Jiangsu Province in the next couple of weeks, with senior council officers, to sign the twinning agreements.

The move comes just a week before the council is due to consider a planning application by Peel – the company behind the £4.5on Wirral Waters project – for an International Trade Centre (ITC).


Last night, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Phil Davies, said the “sister city” agreement with the city of Taicang, at the mouth of the Yangtze River, “is a really exciting development”.

The agreement to be signed by Wirral Council leader Steve Foulkes and the Mayor of Taicang says: “The two sides agree to make concerted efforts, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, to promote people-to-people friendly contacts and economic and trade interflow between the two cities and actively carry out exchanges and cooperation in the fields of science and technology, culture sports, health, education.”

Cllr Davies said the agreement “from all angles is a big step forward for us” and added: “In this current economic climate, it’s important that we try and attract as much inward investment as we can and China is potentially a massive market for the UK. The fact that we have managed to develop this agreement augurs well.”

Cllr Davies also paid tribute to Peel, who he said “have been instrumental in opening doors for us” in developing the links.

A report by interim director of corporate services, Kevin Adderley, also said a request had been made for a “sister city” relationship from nearby Jiang Yin.

Jiang Yin, also in Jiangsu Province – the same as Suzhou/Taicang – has been the most affluent city in China, as measured by GDP per head for the last five years.

The report from Mr Adderley, which was approved by the council leader under delegated powers, called for Wirral “to begin discussions relating to the development of sister city relationships with Jiang Yin”.

It said this would be “building upon the financial partnership for the International Trade Centre developed by Peel Holdings”.


According to documents submitted in support of the planning application, the ITC would boost the local economy by up to £100m a year, create thousands of jobs and help kick-start the Wirral Waters development.

This year, developer Peel submitted hundreds of pages of plans to Wirral Council to support its £200m ITC proposal for Birkenhead docks, which would be the first of its type in western Europe.


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LIVERPOOL One owner Grosvenor has raised concerns over ambitious plans to build an international trade centre in Wirral.

The ITC proposals in Birkenhead by Peel are due to be heard by Wirral Council’s planning committee next Tuesday.

But a report prepared by planning officers highlights Grosvenor’s fears that the project could compete with their Liverpool One centre.

It says Grosvenor believes the permission being sought by Peel Land Property is “too flexible” and does not “provide sufficient comfort that the proposals would not compete with other developments in the region, including that of Liverpool One”.

The report said, although Grosvenor had not objected to the proposals, the company “states that it is vital that the appropriate controls are put in place to ensure that the proposals bring about the economic development for which they are intended, while not adversely affecting other investment in the region”.
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Fair enough, but I cannot see this being a threat to Liverpool One. For a start, the general public is never going to be able to access the trade centre.
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Well it's been approved by the council, with all three parties backing the proposal no less!

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liver...0252-29457614/

Come on Peel let's see some diggers on site now, I've been hearing about your grand plans for Birkenhead for the last 5 years and it'd be great to see some proper big building get underway!
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Peel International Trade Centre approved


Peel has been granted planning permission from Wirral Council for its International Trade Centre project in Birkenhead.

The Peel ITC will comprise of a series of buildings constructed in phases providing a total floor area of approximately 2.5m sq ft and a total investment of approximately £175m.

The facility will include trade showrooms to display, promote and sell wholesale products to customers from the UK and Europe.

Peel said the ITC will help raise the profile of the North West to an international level and will be the catalyst for the regeneration of Wirral by creating local employment opportunities.

Lindsey Ashworth, development director at Peel Holdings, said: "This is a fantastic decision for the people in Wirral who have been 100% behind the idea since proposals were announced at the beginning of this year. The Peel ITC will help kick-start the main Wirral Waters scheme at East Float for which planning permission was granted at the end of last year.

"Our vision is for the long term regeneration of Merseyside and the Northwest by attracting international investment and through the Peel ITC this could be the start that we so desperately need."

David Percival, UKTI head of investment teams in China, added: "It has been my pleasure to work with Peel to get the project to this stage. UKTI works to attract world class foreign companies to invest in the UK which is a perfect fit with the goals of the Peel ITC. I look forward to working with Peel to attract such companies from China that I am sure will deliver significant economic benefits including hundreds of jobs to the Wirral, The North West and the UK."

Peel said the ITC will be the largest and most sustainable international trade centre in Europe and once completed will enable over 1,000 companies from China, South Korea and India to trade exclusively with the wholesale market.

Peel added that the status of enterprise zone recently awarded to its Mersey Waters scheme by the Government is an added benefit to the ITC as all overseas businesses will pay substantially reduced local taxes for the first five years of occupation.

Stella Shiu, a high-ranking member of the Chinese government and chairman of Sam Wa Minerals, will be Peel's joint venture partner for phase one of the Peel ITC.

Shiu said: "With support from Sam Wa's UK team including legal advisors Martineau and Loynton, Sam Wa has built strong links between China and the UK at the highest levels, and we are already seeing huge interest in China to the idea of coming to the Wirral.

"What is attractive is Peel's vision of the northwest emerging as a new "super region", with economic development at the heart of this regeneration scheme, and also Peel's commitment to sustainability which will ensure the Peel ITC embraces the latest green technologies available. This scheme will certainly put the Wirral firmly on the map, not just for Chinese businesses and investors but for UK and European businesses as well. Now we have plannng perrmission, we can look forward to the area becoming a trading hub which will lead to employment prospects and business opportunities for people in the UK, Europe and world-wide."

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I've just come across this article from January. Hopefully this means the development will be on site in the next few months.

http://www.demotix.com/news/999347/l...ers-birkenhead

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Preparation work begins for the construction of Wirral Waters by Peel Holdings to regenerate a largely unused series of dock spaces in the area to modern office spaces at the East Float and Vittoria Dock. 9th January 2012

As part of the planned improvements for Wirral Waters derelict sites are being cleared in preparation for building work. Many of the old oil storage tanks from the Mobil Oil site at the west end of West Float on Birkenhead Docks have been loaded onto a barge to be towed to Liverpool where the scrap metal can be recycled.
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Also, while Stella Shiu will provide 50% of capital costs, Peel are talking to the Bank of China to provide the other 50% of costs. Remediation work should start on the development in March 2012 and finish by November 2012 and hopefully there will be (catalyst) occupiers by early 2013.
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Interesting news. Not sure how they will have occupiers though by 2013 if remediatino only finishes by November. Where will they squeeze in detailed planning consent and construction?...or is this relating to the ITC which is adjacent to, but not part of, Wirral Waters?...Ah, hold on, wasnt there some scheme that got planning a year or so ago? I can't recall.
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I've just come across this article from January. Hopefully this means the development will be on site in the next few months.

http://www.demotix.com/news/999347/l...ers-birkenhead
The Mobil Oil Terminal has been bought by Liverpool firm LBL and the tanks moved to West Langton Dock, refurbished and put back in to use. Unfortunately this is unconnected with the Trade Centre scheme.
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The Mobil Oil Terminal has been bought by Liverpool firm LBL and the tanks moved to West Langton Dock, refurbished and put back in to use. Unfortunately this is unconnected with the Trade Centre scheme.
Thanks for that, TalisMax.
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Chinese business leaders visit Wirral Waters regeneration project

A DELEGATION of Chinese business leaders visited the scheme's International Trade Centre site today as work begins on preparing the area for development.

Developer Peel Group’s multi-million pound trade centre scheme is expected to create around 3,000 jobs and was unanimously approved by Wirral Council in September.

The visitors were shown around the site by Peel's joint venture business partner Stella Shiu, who is chairwoman of Sam Wa International Investment.

Peel director Lyndsey Ashworth told the Globe: “They are people who have expressed a genuine interest in taking up space at the trade centre.

“We went to China last year holding presentations to businesses across the country. This is the first delegation to stem from that.

“There are lots of other high-quality companies behind these people, who will report back with what they have found during the week’s visit to Wirral."

The Wirral Waters scheme has the potential for the creation of around 27,000 new jobs over the next 30 years. It will bring about the complete transformation of derelict land in Birkenhead Docks.

The trade centre will be a pivotal aspect of the scheme and and it is hoped more than 1,000 companies from countries such as China, India, South Korea and other emerging economies, will exhibit, sell, assemble and distribute goods from the centre into the UK, Irish and European markets.

Peel says the centre will be the first of its kind in the UK and the largest in Europe.

Yesterday, the complementary £5.5bn Liverpool Waters project was given the green light by the city council’s planning committee.

Ms Ashworth added: “We’ve got Wirral Waters, the ITC site and Liverpool Waters - it’s all coming together now and that’s great.”

Preparatory work began at the Beaufort Road plot on Monday with deconatamination processes and a major clear up getting underway.

The group was welcomed by Wirral Council Leader Jeff Green, who said: “I think it’s great that it’s happening and they want to see something happening soon.

"I'm delighted that we have got to the stage where people can see we have started work on site."
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