Baltic Creative Community Interest Company has acquired the 19th-century Norfolk Street warehouse from Liverpool City Council, with plans in place to fully restore the building to house 17,000 sq ft of office space.
As Government-backed research base Sensor City welcomes its first tech start-up tenants, Place North West visits the 25,000 sq ft building which is the first piece in Liverpool's university enterprise zone.
The Northern Arc proposal led by Ryder Architecture and Arup has been selected as one of ten winners in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, a competition to see where pod-based high-speed transport systems could be implemented.
Unsurprisingly, Manchester is leading the North West in the tech industry, according to the Tech Nation 2017 report published this week, with £2.9bn of digital turnover annually. But why do Reading, Bristol and Bath have much larger digital turnovers than Manchester, asks Laura Storey.
While Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein made his annual voyage to the south of France for property convention MIPIM, leader Sir Richard Leese led a separate delegation to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, to promote technology businesses in the region.