Jun 1 2011 By David Bartlett
PLANS for a a £100m trade centre which could create 3,000 of jobs in Wirral will be submitted tomorrow.
Peel wants to build an International Trade Centre (ITC) at West Float as part of its £4.5bn Wirral Waters scheme.
The ITC would enable Chinese companies to exhibit, sell, assemble and distribute their goods into the UK, Irish and European markets.
The outline application has four separate buildings totalling around 2.5m sq ft of floor space – the equivalent of 23 large football pitches.
The four buildings are likely to be phased over the next 10 years and it is envisaged that first phase building construction will commence sometime next year.
Peel Director Lindsey Ashworth said: "Local retailers will have access on their doorstep to high quality products manufactured overseas, and local people will have the opportunity to apply for new jobs that will be created."
"Peel will establish stronger business relationships with China and other emerging economies which we believe will be the start of additional overseas joint ventures that move other projects forward and kick-start much needed growth in the Northwest region".