No1 Tower Road South
The Merseyside Pension Fund invested £8.5m in Peel L&P's Wirral Waters last year

Wirral Waters office for small businesses gets approval

Peel Land & Property has gained planning consent for a £7.5m office aimed at SMEs, designed by Glenn Howells Architects, at its Wirral Waters development.

No1 Tower Road will offer different types of office accommodation over three storeys, with the first floor targeted at small businesses including an incubator facility, while the upper two floors will offer six suites of grade A office space.

The building is intended to be in a similar style to the £10.5m Wirral Metropolitan College next door, which was also designed by Glenn Howells.

Peel has a Strategic Investment Fund bid under way to finance the development of the office.

Richard Mawdsley, development director at Peel L&P, said: “Our 30-year strategy for Wirral Waters focuses on enabling global companies to trade alongside businesses from the Wirral and Liverpool, creating more than 20,000 permanent new jobs.

“The new Tower Road workspace has been designed with Wirral’s small business community in mind. From solo entrepreneurs to SME’s, the development on Tower Road will offer a high tech co-working environment in the centre of an internationally recognisable destination where innovation, sustainability and industry thrive.”

Turley acted for Peel in the planning submission for the Tower Road building.

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This is wonderful news for Liverpool office’s! We must lead the world in office incubator’s!! The government who is bias against Liverpool will try to say Wirral is a different city but they need to improve the buses, trams and Merseyrail so youngster’s in Liverpool can get to it and apply for the new job’s.

By Mary Woolley

The Wirral is Greater Liverpool and we need office space if we are to compete with the Government favoured city down the road.

By MMcDoomsayer

Is this the start of another Liverpool whingefest?

By Warrington Wizard

Mary, The Wirral is not a part of Liverpool. Unfortunately It`s part of the Liverpool city region, and not everyone is happy about that.

By Heswall

This is exactly what we need, the Nick Small “We don’t need offices” is clearly nonsense – they’re building because they know the demand is there.

By Hissy McPrissy

Agree mcDommsayer! There are far more office’s built in Sheffield and Birmingham and Manchester than in Liverpool. The only explanation must be the government is bias in favour of everyone and against Liverpool!! That is why we must lead in office incubator’s so we can produce our own companies and business’s.

By Mary Woolley

Mary look at centre for cities boundary and population statistics. Manchester includes Bolton Rochdale and so on. Birkenhead is not included as part of Liverpool according to them and neither is Bootle.

By MMcDoomsayer

Hi McDoonsayer! Yes I have never heard of centre of cities but I’m sure the government are telling them what to say to bias against Liverpool so they build office’s in Birkenhead or Sheffield or Manchester! I have relative’s in Kirkby but they don’t use office’s in Liverpool, they work in Chester and do shopping there but Liverpool 1 has much improved things! I don’t know if they do this because of government interfering anyway we must lead the world again in office incubator’s then it won’t matter what they say.

By Mary Woolley

£7.5m investment in Grade A offices is an excellent start for Wirral Waters – real opportunity for Wirral to tap into the underserved demand for Grade A in Liverpool City Centre.

£10.5m in the College is encouraging to see too; as is coherence in the designs.

20,000 new jobs at Wirral Waters – wow!

By Grade A

Keep going! Liverpool is on the up from the Baltic to Wirral Waters; but get the transport links in to Merseyrail metro and create the momentum from Southport to Speke – and Runcorn – and from Heswall to St. Helens – and Skelmersdale!

By Roscoe