What Makes Liverpool a destination to Invest in?
As well as being UKs fastest growing city centre Liverpool is home to approximately 70,000 students at Liverpools multiple prestigious universities, having the highest proportion of overseas students in the UK. Situated on the River Mersey, Liverpool offers a stunning waterfront as well a world renowned shipping port.
The capital of culture, however faces a shortage of high quality accommodation for rental. Therefore apartments are being rented at a premium, propelling Liverpool into one of the most sought after buy to let investment destinations. More and more people are now moving into this thriving city and property investments are targeted towards the students and professionals.
JLL has anticipated rents in Liverpool to rise 17.6% by the year 2022 as well as capital growth of 19.3%.
Liverpool's rich history and culture is widely appreciated. The city's waterfront became a designated World Heritage Site in 2004, which brings it on a par with the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.
Liverpool is a dynamic city and world-class centre for investment and commerce, a truly exceptional place to work and live, offering both contemporary and classic architecture, unique educational institutions, an impressive cultural legacy and incredible shopping, sport and nightlife.
Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture in 2008, and has since enjoyed substantial investment and growth. Tourists from all corners of the globe discover a huge selection of thriving restaurants, hotels, as well as the biggest variety of museums, galleries and theaters outside London.
Liverpools thriving economy benefits from excellent links to international markets making it a great place to trade and invest. Liverpools world famous shipping port is the UKs highest volume West Coast port and has had £300 million invested into it. It in the centre of UKs second largest regional economy with more than 500,000 businesses within a 1.5 hour drive of the city centre.
With acknowledged strengths in sectors including automotive, business services, creative and digital, life sciences, low carbon technologies and ports and logistics, demand for rental properties aimed at professionals is anticipated to remain strong.
The city is also the biggest wealth management centre in the UK outside London - handling some £13 billion in assets and employing 60,000 people in the sector.
Home to two celebrated Football Clubs, Liverpool and Everton. The Liverpool football club is currently thriving and pumping investment into the local community. Whilst the Everton Football Club has plans for a new 52,000 seater stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. It’s is expected this will regenerate and boost the property market across the entire area.
With further regeneration coming to Liverpool a huge masterplan has been approved for 2m square feet of commercial space over the next 15 years. This will help to promote inward investment, business growth and job creation. Liverpools City Council is investing £150 million to improve the cities road infrastructure. A new cruise terminal has also been approved to bring further connectivity to Liverpools City Centre.
Liverpool ONE a recently completed retail regeneration project totaling £920 Million. It was led by retail giants John Lewis and Debenhams incorporating both retail, leisure facilities and offices. The vast majority opened the same year Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture. The effect was highly pronounced with Liverpool becoming a major shopping destination.
Liverpool docklands is in a £5.5billion regeneration project to extend Liverpool Waters 2km along the River Mersey. The project is aiming to build a cruise terminal on derelict dockland and construct offices and hotels.
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