Investing in places

Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone

Wirral Waters is a private sector development by Peel Holdings and has Enterprise Zone designation from Government. The £4.5billion scheme has outline planning permission and received the final go ahead from Government in December 2010. First phase investment into Wirral Waters will take place along Tower Road South, including a new 50,000 sq ft office development at Tower Wharf and a new campus for Wirral Metropolitan College. Other new catalyst developments are being developed for delivery in 2016.

Parallel investment is planned for the West Float area of Wirral Waters, with a number of high profile projects being developed to support the delivery of the Boroughs Investment Strategy in key growth sectors.

The Council’s objectives for Wirral Waters are to provide major job growth in the heart of the most deprived neighbourhoods, a new exemplar sustainable community which integrates with adjoining areas and complements the sub-region.

More details of the development can be viewed at Peel Holdings' Wirral Waters website.

Mersey Dee Alliance

The Mersey Dee Alliance (MDA) was born out of the recognition of shared economic and community interests across the West Cheshire, Wirral and North East Wales Area. The Alliance is led by the local authorities of Cheshire West & Chester, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wirral, Wrexham, and the Welsh Assembly Government plus Merseytravel.

The partnership recognises that the area represents a single economic sub-region with a population of approximately 930,000 which is divided by a national boundary. Partners agree to work together on common strategic interests to sustain the economic future of the travel-to-work area, and facilitate a coherent approach to social, economic and environmental issues. Key priorities include cross bounder transport modernisation to meet current business requirements and aligning skills policy.

More details can be viewed on the Mersey Dee Alliance website.