Mayoral Development Zone
Attracting high value jobs, significant levels of investment and modern, well-connected business premises, South Liverpool is one of the city’s most sought-after locations.
Close to the city’s main rail road and air routes – Liverpool John Lennon is one of the UK’s busiest regional airports with ambitious plans to expand, and Liverpool South Parkway Transport Interchange links to the national rail network – the zone enjoys easy access to the city centre, just ten minutes’ drive north.
Transformed with high quality, attractively designed business parks incorporating future-proof infrastructure fit for 21st century businesses, the area has become a catalyst for real, tangible economic and residential regeneration – with 20,000 new jobs created here in the past decade.
High quality serviced plots and new business units are available in Estuary Commerce Park and Liverpool International Business Park, and small to medium sized business owner occupiers enjoy the excellent facilities available at Venture Point.
The city’s most successful zone for business growth
South Liverpool is the address of many of the city region’s best known employers including Jaguar Land Rover, Getrag, Eli Lily, Medimmune, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Allergan, Prinovis and Shop Direct. Discount shop chain B&M moved into its first £40million 600,000 sq ft warehouse in 2009 creating 600 jobs, and built a second £20million 500,000 sq ft warehouse bringing a further 300 jobs in December 2013.
Adding to the area’s strong automotive supply sector, 2014 saw Adient (formerly Johnson Controls) open a new £9million 130,000 sq ft industrial and warehousing complex, while the Boulevard Industry Park has attracted £100million of new investment. It provides accommodation for over 1,000 jobs in the automotive and biopharmaceutical industries.
South Liverpool MDZ is also home to the successful New Mersey Shopping Park (home to B&Q, Next, Boots, M&S Simply Food), and is currently undergoing a £50 million refurbishment and investment in a new night-time economy including a ten screen cinema and six associated leisure outlets.