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  • 30th October 2008

Liverpool City Guide

Population and Landmark…

Liverpool is located in the county of Merseyside, along the eastern side of the Mersey estuary. With a population of 441,477, Liverpool is the sixth largest city and also has the second largest port in the United Kingdom.

In 2004, Liverpool's waterfront was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site, reflecting the city's importance in the development of the world's trading system and dock technology. The docks are central to Liverpool's history, with the best-known being Albert Dock.

The city is also well-known for the unique identity of its people and proud of their regional identity. The world’s first super band, The Beatles, were born there, and helped to increase the cities attractiveness. In fact Speke airport was renamed John Lennon airport in honour of this.


Liverpool is the 6th largest of the most developed city in the UK. Major regeneration projects, inward business investment and an increase in jobs for local people have seen an upturn in the city’s economy in recent years.

Liverpool has many advantages for businesses wanting to relocate. Significant opportunities exist in the city’s employment areas where European objective One money has helped to create strategic sites with high quality new buildings for industrial and offices uses. Salary costs are lower in Liverpool than elsewhere (25% less than in London) and the city offer a great quality of life with more reasonably affordable property prices.

Like the rest of the UK, the city has seen a large growth in the sector both private and public. The past few years, Liverpool has seen a major growth in the areas of New Media and call centres.

Office Rental Levels…

Key to Liverpool’s future success is the revival of its commercial economy and district. The city has done well reaching over 500,000 sq ft of take up every year. A study carried out by Liverpool Vision showed that up to 1 million sq ft of new grade A office space would be needed in the City Centre over the next 10 years.

Liverpool’s office economy will see both huge and sustainable growth. Large development plans are being promoted, such as Liverpool vision’s project of expanding the core Commercial District with a 1 million sq ft of Grade A office space, apartments and a new public square just behind Mercury Court.


Liverpool’s excellent public transport network makes commuting easier.

The growth in popularity of the no-frills airlines has given Liverpool an excellent range of international flights. John Lennon Airport has done particularly well out of its Irish links, with an excellent frequency of flights to Belfast on offer. A London-Liverpool flight would approximately take 22 minutes.

Liverpool City Centre has two major bus stations, Paradise Street Bus Station and the Queen Square Bus Station. Other main bus stops can be found at Victoria Street, Sir Thomas Street, London Road and Renshaw Street. Liverpool is well served by a number of bus companies, operating routes all over the city.

Inter-city trains arrive at, and depart from Liverpool Lime Street, which is in the city centre.

The Tourism, Attractiveness of the city…

Tourism is also a major strength of the city. The last few years, especially since Liverpool holds the European Capital of Culture title, the tourism in Liverpool has increased.

The buildings of Liverpool not only attract tourists but also film makers. Liverpool is the second city to be the most filmed in the UK.

Sport and Music is the beating heart of the city. The success of the football teams has made Liverpool famous around the world. The Northwest is a home to football success, with seven Premiership clubs, with two of them being Everton and Liverpool.

Another sporting event watched by millions of people is the Grand National horse race. Haydock Park a premier dual-purpose racecourse, is boasting an active and energetic year-round racing calendar that includes both flat and jumping fixtures.

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