Students Challenged to Design New Cultural Building For Liverpool Waters

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Final year architectural technology students from Liverpool John Moores University have been challenged to design a new cultural building at Liverpool Waters.

Quay Central location

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Quay Central enjoys a prime position within Liverpool’s rapidly expanding northern waterfront, at the heart of the giant Liverpool Waters development area and on the boundary of the exciting Ten Streets creative district.

Advanced manufacturing

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In the Wirral area of Liverpool more than twice as many people are employed in advanced manufacturing as the national average. 

Waterfront property in UK can see a price premium of up to 81%, new research reveals

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Living by the water, whether it is a country house by a river, a one bedroom flat by the sea or a cottage next to a loch, is the ultimate lifestyle choice, according to the latest prime waterfront index from real estate firm Knight Frank.

Digital Liverpool

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Liverpool has the second fastest growing digital cluster in the UK (TechNation, 2015) and is one of only 3 Internet of Things clusters.  The sector generates just under £1bn of economic activity a year, employing 19,000 people.

The maritime economy

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Liverpool is the only deep sea port on the UK’s west coast, recognised by government and industry as vital to its Northern Powerhouse programme.  If the country joins NAFTA on its exit from the EU then, as the dominant port in North American trade, Liverpool’s maritime economy will enjoy further rapid growth.

Liverpool Clipper 2017 - 2018 Worlds Yacht Race Festival

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The Liverpool 2018 campaign aims to attract audiences of millions of people, create significant economic impact and push Liverpool to the top of the ‘must-visit’ cities in 2018.

The tourism economy

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Liverpool is in the top 3 UK cities for brand recognition amongst overseas visitors thanks to The Beatles, Titanic and its globally-successful soccer club – all of which fuel a thriving tourism industry that has driven a construction and employment boom in new hotels, restaurants, bars and visitor attractions.

Financial and professional services

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Liverpool is one of the top 3 wealth management locations in the UK, with a substantial stockbroking, fund management and pension management sector.  The city’s oldest business, Rathbones, manages more than £36bn of assets from its base on the Pier Head, for example.

The science economy

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More than 10,000 highly skilled and well-paid people work in the life sciences sector in Liverpool, generating £1.7bn a year in economic output.  The city hums with the output of research establishments, many for global giants such as Astra Zeneca, Seqirus, Eli Lilly and Actavis, and £2bn of investment is now committed to growing the sector.