Wirral International Trade Centre remains a flagship project, says council leader

Wirral Globe: Artist's impression of Wirral Waters development Artist's impression of Wirral Waters development

THE £200m International Trade Centre for Wirral docklands remains a flagship project for Wirral Waters overlord Peel, despite legalities delaying progress on the scheme, council leader Phil Davies has assured.

He said today: "Peel are sorting out legal agreements with the companies taking space at the centre. But they are still very positive about it and see it as a flagship development of the Wirral Waters venture.

"When I last spoke to them their intention was to start construction some time this year."

Cllr Davies said the ITC would be strongly promoted by Wirral Council at the International Festival for Business this summer when Liverpool and the Merseyside region will be the centre of the business world.

The festival is expected to attract 250,000 visitors from across the world to hundreds of events across the region.

Organisers hope it will bring £100m worth of investment into the UK economy and attract some of the biggest names in business.

The original aim was for construction work on the ITC to start early in the New Year.

But Cllr Davies said that as far as he was aware the delay would not put the project under any kind of risk.

He said Peel were "still very optimistic" about it.

The West Float trade centre will be the first of its type in western Europe and it brings the prospect of creating 3,000 jobs.

Occupation of the centre, it is anticipated, will be initially led by Chinese businesses.

It will provide a major boost for the local economy by allowing overseas companies – particularly South Korea, India and China – a gateway into UK and European markets.

The scheme is being funded by European grant.

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2:55pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ballacrain says...

Might be of interest to some that,the other project Pell are involved with seems to have stopped, and that is the new container berth in the river.
Might be of interest to some that,the other project Pell are involved with seems to have stopped, and that is the new container berth in the river. ballacrain
  • Score: 3

3:26pm Mon 14 Apr 14

WirralAl says...

Phil Davies still clinging on to this project.

They have left all the area to fall into decline to get this project now its on its rear end!!

His grasp of reality slips further into the distance.

Meanwhile they will have a big party at the Floral to make Steve Foul Kus mayor despite his total and utter failure whilst in office.

Its unbelievable which we is why we DO NOT BELIEVE YOU!
Phil Davies still clinging on to this project. They have left all the area to fall into decline to get this project now its on its rear end!! His grasp of reality slips further into the distance. Meanwhile they will have a big party at the Floral to make Steve Foul Kus mayor despite his total and utter failure whilst in office. Its unbelievable which we is why we DO NOT BELIEVE YOU! WirralAl
  • Score: 11

3:35pm Mon 14 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

Can I suggest a new name for this flagship?

The Marie Celeste.
Can I suggest a new name for this flagship? The Marie Celeste. PaulCa
  • Score: 6

4:14pm Mon 14 Apr 14

bigfoot says...

PaulCa wrote:
Can I suggest a new name for this flagship?

The Marie Celeste.
Titanic would be ,more appropriate,that sank as a result of arrogance and stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: Can I suggest a new name for this flagship? The Marie Celeste.[/p][/quote]Titanic would be ,more appropriate,that sank as a result of arrogance and stupidity. bigfoot
  • Score: 9

4:21pm Mon 14 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

In ten years' time when these clowns have been voted out of office and moved onto their next money-grubbing venture or turned their toes up, the docks site will remain empty, decay will have long set in, and tumbleweed will be blowing around, BUT...

There has been some feverish building. That of numerous elaborate castles in the air, over the last five years or so - in the shape of these desperate, overblown articles and their accompanying futuristic drawings.

Big thanks to the Wirral Globe for reporting on this folly, and for getting the nonsense down onto the record. On a positive note... our children / grandchildren will be able to read up on how abusive politicians and business leaders squandered our cash and trampled our hopes and dreams. But such a shame we've been held to ransom and have had to keep pouring our money in hand over fist in deluded pursuit of these phantom holy grails of "jobs and investment".

It's NOT going to happen Councillor Davies, so hurry up and get over it.
In ten years' time when these clowns have been voted out of office and moved onto their next money-grubbing venture or turned their toes up, the docks site will remain empty, decay will have long set in, and tumbleweed will be blowing around, BUT... There has been some feverish building. That of numerous elaborate castles in the air, over the last five years or so - in the shape of these desperate, overblown articles and their accompanying futuristic drawings. Big thanks to the Wirral Globe for reporting on this folly, and for getting the nonsense down onto the record. On a positive note... our children / grandchildren will be able to read up on how abusive politicians and business leaders squandered our cash and trampled our hopes and dreams. But such a shame we've been held to ransom and have had to keep pouring our money in hand over fist in deluded pursuit of these phantom holy grails of "jobs and investment". It's NOT going to happen Councillor Davies, so hurry up and get over it. PaulCa
  • Score: 7

10:50am Tue 15 Apr 14

Growl Tiger says...

I hope the Wirral Globe will still be able to report on these issues when the Council gets its new £22,000 Propaganda Rag up and running as I cannot imagine we will be allowed to make comment in that!
I hope the Wirral Globe will still be able to report on these issues when the Council gets its new £22,000 Propaganda Rag up and running as I cannot imagine we will be allowed to make comment in that! Growl Tiger
  • Score: 3

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