Wirral Waters is one half of Peel Waters; two complimentary and balanced waterside projects on either side of the River Mersey. It is THE largest and most visionary regeneration project in the UK. And most importantly, it is an opportunity for Wirral to enter a new stage in its evolution.
The scheme is ‘jobs’ driven. Wirral Waters seeks to create well over 20,000 permanent new jobs in Wirral. The scheme will also help create skills and apprenticeships for young people, giving them a future on their doorstep.
Wirral Waters will transform the derelict docks in Birkenhead into a world class waterfront that is alive with activity, animating the water with both leisure and industrial craft.
The project is privately funded and led by a developer with a proven track record of delivery. Peel are seeking to bring investment to the heart of the City Region over the next 3 decades - with public and private sector working together we will beat the recession.
In March 2011, the UK Government established 4 areas within the United Kingdom to give their special support to and called them “Enterprise Zones”. One of these Enterprise Zones was given the name of “Mersey Waters” which includes Peel’s flagship projects Wirral Waters and Liverpool Waters.
There are many specific and exclusive benefits deriving from this, some of which are:
- Potentially 100% business rates discount for five years. This means that each business that qualifies will receive discounts for five years from the start of its occupancy in the Zone, providing it enters the Zone by April 2015 subject to a maximum cap of £275,000. This cap would typically be reached if an occupier took 1,000 square metres (10,000 square feet) of floor space.
- A Simplified and improved planning regime replaces the old legislation which means more flexibility in terms of changes of use of floor space within the entire Peel ITC complex.
- The Government will support the provision of superfast broadband in these zones which is in addition to the £13 million investment by Wirral Government to improve existing Broadband facility.
East Float Scale & Massing
Turntable animation showing East Float Massing