The puzzle that is the Liverpool economy was no better illustrated than during the recession that emerged in 2007, writes Alastair Carmichael of GVA.
There is a multi-billion-pound development opportunity for Liverpool City Region in the coming years, but the area must do more to prove its ambition to build new homes and infrastructure, said a panel of experts at Place North West’s Merseyside Development Update.
More than 150 people attended the event at the Liverpool Hilton, which was sponsored by DTM Legal, Lovell Partnerships, Morgan Sindall, and Pegasus Group.
Twenty years ago, Allied London made its first purchase in a rundown area off Deansgate to assemble land for a new business district. Last week the final office building at Spinningfields sold for £200m. Graham Skinner, development director of Allied London, sat down with Paul Unger to tell the inside story of this peerless and pivotal project in Manchester’s economic regeneration.
North West businesses are now the most optimistic they’ve been since the EU referendum and housebuilders across the region are capitalising on the upturn in confidence. However, companies in the sector must meet new challenges head on if they are to achieve long-term growth, writes David Brigden of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.