A £23m Maritime Knowledge Hub close to Birkenhead waterfront is gearing up to submit a planning application to the local council, to enable construction of the 60,000 sq ft facility to start next year.
The council is working on the biggest regeneration framework the area has seen in decades, to encompass a stretch of land along the Wirral Peninsula taking in areas such as Seacombe, Liscard, New Brighton, Birkenhead, New Ferry and Bromborough.
A consultation has opened on a masterplan for Southport that proposes new leisure attractions, investment in conferencing and theatre space, waterfront living, a transport interchange and high street regeneration.
The £118m specialist cancer hospital, linked to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and intended to serve as a hub for NHS facilities across Cheshire and Wirral, is to open on 27 June in the Knowledge Quarter.
The Greater Manchester and Liverpool mayors said town centre regeneration plans could take a different course in the wake of the pandemic, and pressed the Government to deliver adequate funding to help the region emerge from lockdown.