A new 25,000 sq ft office development, the first speculative project in Birkenhead for more than 10 years, is now complete and ready for businesses to move in. Tony McDonough reports
Birkenhead’s first speculative office development in more than a decade is now complete and ready for occupation.
Backed by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as well as £8.5m from Merseyside Pension Fund, Hythe in the Four Bridges neighbourhood of Wirral Waters offers 25,000 sq ft of grade A office space.
It was designed by architects Glenn Howells to maximise the health and wellbeing of workers and to accommodate the latest innovations in digital connectivity. It offers three storeys of accommodation and its flexible space is aimed at local entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Developer Peel L&P appointed GMI Construction as the main contractor on the project. It has engaged with local supply chains and offered learning opportunities to construction students at Wirral Met College. This has included a programme of activities to promote work experience and apprenticeships for its students.
Hythe has been funded by Peel L&P, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, through the Local Growth Fund, and the Merseyside Pension Fund, managed by CBRE’s Investment Advisory team, part of CBRE Capital Advisors.
Local Growth Funding is awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.
Wirral Council has also played a pivotal role to support Peel L&P’s team in delivering the project, emphasising the importance of collaborative working to ensure that the vision for Wirral Waters is delivered.
Richard Mawdsley, director of development for Wirral Waters at Peel L&P, said: “We are very proud to have reached completion on Hythe. This is an exciting milestone for Wirral Waters and is testament to the collaboration and partnership working of everyone involved.
“Hythe offers stunning views and innovative technology that will attract entrepreneurs and businesses to the Wirral, helping to accelerate growth and attract economic prosperity.
“This development forms part of the Four Bridges neighbourhood, which already includes Wirral Met College and will also include Egerton Village, a waterside retail, leisure, arts and event space that will provide local amenities and facilities for the businesses and residential communities at Wirral Waters.
Lettings are available for businesses wanting to relocate to Hythe. Businesses should contact lettings agents Matthews & Goodman and Avison Young for further details.