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Plans submitted for new Liverpool learning hub

Published: Wednesday, 04 November 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Regeneration plans to create a vibrant hub for Liverpool’s universities have been submitted to the city’s council.

Proposals for Sensor City, including the development of a £15 sensor systems business incubator, are being 

The joint venture between Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool will see the creation of a four-storey business development behind Lime Street Station.

Set in the heart of the city’s Knowledge Quarter, it will help regenerate the area while creating a number of workshop spaces, communal areas and business incubators.

The latter will be split between bioengineering and controlled environment incubators, while there will also be room for more general working spaces.

A creative area and central atrium are also included in the plans while the ground floor is set to feature a café and foodstore.

Plans for the creative hub will see it capable of holding events and conferences.

A planning statement drawn up by IBI Group on behalf of Sensor City Liverpool outlines the vision for the site.

It states the project will see “the development of a high-tech, sensor-systems business incubator” that can “support the start-up, growth and research agendas of hi-tech businesses”.

Developing opportunities for students and businesses

A number of educational institutions exist near to the proposed site and it believed it will help cater for rising student numbers in Liverpool.

The planning statement added that the development of the area “both geographically and in terms of expertise is a key priority for Liverpool City Council”.

Should planning consent be granted for the project, it is hoped that it work could begin as early as March next year, although the City Council is yet to set a date for the consideration of the plans.

George Osborne unveiled in the summer of 2014 that Liverpool John Moores and the University of Liverpool were going to create four university enterprise zones in the city.

He pledged £5 million of government match funding at the time, while it was announced the new Sensor City University Enterprise Zone would incorporate the £15m Sensor City business incubator now being discussed.

Once complete the site should provide plenty of opportunities for students and graduates in Liverpool to work and learn on a number of exciting new projects.

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