No.1 Tower Road South, a £7.5m GHA-designed workspace that forms part of the Wirral Waters redevelopment scheme, has been approved by planners.
The BREEAM Excellent rated workspace will boast a high spec of sustainability credentials and high-tech connectivity as well as an incubator facility for the region’s entrepreneurial sector. The two upper floors will feature Grade A level office accommodation, including co-working space and larger 3,000-4,000 sq ft suites. Once built, the Tower Road development will afford tenants waterside views across the East Float Dock and across to Liverpool’s skyline and will support the demand for quality work space among the region’s small business sector.
The design of the building responds to the established design principles of the neighbouring RIBA awarding winning £10.5m Wirral Metropolitan College, which was also designed by GHA.
Studio Director Sandeep Shambi said “Building on our success at Wirral Met College, it is great to see No.1 Tower Road South forging ahead and the activities of the wider Wirral Waters development – which is itself the UK’s largest redevelopment scheme – gathering momentum to transform the Left Bank of the River Mersey”
Richard Mawdsley, Development Director at Peel L&P, said: “Our 30-year strategy for Wirral Waters focuses on enabling global companies to trade alongside businesses from the Wirral and Liverpool, creating more than 20,000 permanent new jobs. The new Tower Road workspace has been designed with Wirral’s small business community in mind. From solo entrepreneurs to SME’s, the development on Tower Road will offer a high tech co-working environment in the centre of an internationally recognisable destination where innovation, sustainability and industry thrive.”
Cabinet member for Regeneration and Growth, Cllr Tony Jones, said: “This development will play a key role in bringing investment, jobs and prosperity to Wirral. The provision of high-quality Grade A office space is a key factor in attracting and retaining entrepreneurs and small businesses and is another important step in our longer-term vision for the borough and for Wirral Waters.”