Wirral International trade centre (ITC) due to start work early 2013 which has already secured some of the biggest names within the Chinese business community is now opening it’s doors to the Indian sector.
A team of officials from the Council have returned from a week in the sub continent visiting Mumbai and Delhi along with representatives from Peel Group who are the main instigators behind Wirral waters, the Wirral ITC, and Liverpool 2 projects. Kevin Adderley Wirral’s Director of regeneration told us that
“The Chinese commitment is a fantastic start, however we are aiming for many of the emerging nations to take part in the ITC and set up their business right here in Birkenhead. It is a great gateway for them to do business in Europe.”
Wirral waters and ITC Impression
With the recent successes of Tata at the Jaguar plant in Speke Liverpool and Essar who now own Stanlow Oil refinery in Widnes. Indian companies are no stranger to the potential of UK business and how we, here on Merseyside are a great location and provide great links to Europe.
By 2013 Peel group and Wirral council will have attracted some sizeable investment of around £4.5 billion to West float Dock Birkenhead Merseyside and will have built a huge trading centre, to rival anything in Europe. 3000 Jobs will be a major plus for the area. Homes and leisure facilities will be a welcome side effect of this business centre and it is a direct link between Asia and and the UK with many Asian conglomorates already signed up.
4 multi level buildings totally around 230,000 square footage will be home to over 1,000 Chinese, Indian, South Korean companies to manufacture , exhibit and sell there wares directly to the UK through the Wirral.Being on a major ferry port means Ireland will be a major purchaser from the East and goods can be quickly dispatched across the Irish Sea.
Local companies will have access to major goods and at great prices as there will be no shipping costs from the East.
This also comes in the wake of news about Wirral Waters Investment plans for the next thirty years seeing Birkenhead totally transformed with new high rise homes and Leisure facilities.
The Wirral International trade centre will certainly help fund growth of the Wirral and Birkenhead and create a much better envirnment for people to live
This website will be all about what we the business sector want and expect from this venture and how we can be a part of it. You can register your business right here and we will submit all enquiries to Wirral Council.
WIRRAL is to co-host a month-long business expo which is expected to boost Merseyside's economy and UK export growth in 2014
The Event is also supported by UK Trade & Investment; the Department for Business Innovation & Skills; the British Chambers of Commerce and Peel group the company behind Wirral Interntional trade centre
The four-week event is the largest of its kind in the UK since the Millennium Fair of 2000 and the Festival of Britain in 1951.