Wirral International Trade Centre moves a step closer as potential tenants visit
AMBITIOUS plans for an International Trade Centre (ITC) in Wirral’s docklands have moved a step closer.
A delegation of potential tenants for the £175m scheme visited the site off Beaufort Road, in Birkenhead.
Lindsey Ashworth, from developer Peel, said decontamination work was well under way and he hoped “if all goes to plan” building work on the first phase could start early next year.
Also visiting was Stella Shiu, chairman of the Sam Wa Group and 50% investor.
She said she was pleased with the response from the delegation she brought over with to Wirral with her.
Ms Shiu said she would be holding further meetings with leading businesses across China and bringing more groups to see the location.
The ITC was given planning permission by Wirral Council last year and is expected to be developed in four stages.
The aim is to provide a platform for companies from the Far East and South America to exhibit and import their goods into the European market, creating thousands of new jobs in Wirral.
Among the visitors to the windswept dockside was Tommy Tong, chairman of the Ka Shing Investment Company, who said the site’s port links made it particularly attractive.