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Rich cultural and architectural heritage

Labelled the World Capital City of Pop by Guinness World Records, artists of Liverpool origin have produced more number one singles than any other. The popularity of The Beatles, Billy Fury, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the other groups from the Merseybeat era, and later bands such as Echo & the Bunnymen, OMD, Cast, The Farm and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, contributes to Liverpool being a tourist destination, most recently hosting the Eurovision song Contest 2023 with an estimated 500,000 visitors during the EuroFestival. It was the European Capital of Culture in 2008. Liverpool is also home to two of the most successful Premier League football clubs in Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Liverpool FC were crowned European Champions for a British record 6 time in 2019, won the Premier League for the 19th time in 2020 and the FA Cup for the 8th time in 2022.

Liverpool is noted for its rich architectural heritage and is home to many buildings regarded as amongst the greatest examples of their respective styles in the world. Several areas of the city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004. Referred to as the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, the site comprises six separate locations in the city including the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown Street and includes many of the city’s most famous landmarks.

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A city with huge growth potential

Liverpool has recently been ranked as one of the UK’s best cities for economic growth potential. In a report by design and consultancy firm, Arcadis, Liverpool came in fourth behind Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge, but ahead of London, Birmingham and Manchester.

On top of Liverpool’s £1billion devolution deal, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured more than half a billion pounds in additional funding from government, including:

  • £173 million in Transforming Cities Funding which we are using to modernise and improve the way we travel in and around the city region.
  • £8 million in extra funding to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.

A share of £300 million to connect Liverpool to the HS2 network, which will also link in to Crossrail for the North.

Academy Business Park, Knowsley

Orbit’s Academy Business Park is situated in the heart of Knowsley Industrial Park, the principal logistics and industrial area within the Borough and the largest industrial area in the Liverpool City Region, home to over 600 businesses. Academy is located on one of the main arterial routes which connects Liverpool to Manchester. Junction 4 of the M57 is a three-minute drive from the park allowing quick and easy access to the M62 and M6.

Knowsley is a well-established business location that has attracted a wide range of companies such as Amazon, QVC, Makro, Matalan and Vertex – along with leisure provider David Lloyd Health Clubs and Liverpool Football Club’s Academy, which adjoin the Academy Business Park site. Both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport are within easy-driving distances, offering a full range of facilities for passengers and cargo transporters alike.

The port of Liverpool is just under 9 miles from the business park, where the £400m Liverpool2 scheme is set to provide north based exporters with a more competitive route to international markets.

See more about our commercial properties at Academy Business Park.

Aintree Retail & Business Park

Situated within a short drive of Liverpool City Centre, Aintree Racecourse Retail and Business Park is a large mixed-use development located adjacent to Aintree Racecourse, home to the Grand National.

Located on Ormskirk Road close to the M57 / M58 motorway interchange, Aintree Retail Park provides ease of access to the motorway network. Merseyrail stations Aintree and Old Roan are both within walking distance, providing public transport services across Merseyside and into Liverpool city centre.

The commercial development is an established business location and features high quality units to let for a wide range of activities including: business units, industrial and warehouse units, trade counters, retail warehouses and restaurants. Retailers on the park include TK Maxx, JD, O2, Currys PCWorld, The Range and Home Sense.

You can access our properties at Aintree Retail & Business Park.

Bolton Middlebrook

We welcome visitors to our office on a regular basis and find the immediate access to motorway connections, a train station on our doorstep and Manchester Airport just half an hour away very beneficial to our business.

Natalie Wood
Technical Specialist Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland
Parklands, Middlebrook