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The Northern Powerhouse is recognised across the world as home to billions of pounds worth of exciting opportunities for international investors. We have an abundance of opportunities and projects from across the region, representing a variety of sectors from energy, automotive, aerospace, tech, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, financial, business, professional services and digital.

The Northern Powerhouse is a popular destination for international investment, with nearly 40,000 new jobs created between April 2015 and March 2018.

Northern Powerhouse export performance is also strong. International demand for high quality, innovative products and services from Northern businesses is growing, and in the year to March 2019 the region exported £59.6bn worth of goods overseas.

If you are a northern-based UK business please see our advice and guidance on exporting. Alternatively, connect with your local international trade office.

The Northern Powerhouse is recognised across the world as an established, globally competitive and thriving economic area with ambition for growth.

The UK government is committed to supporting international investment into property development and infrastructure projects, and the Northern Powerhouse region has exciting capital investment projects in a variety of industries. Find out more on some of the projects below, or see further details on all regional investment opportunities.

PADDINGTON VILLAGE,
LIVERPOOL

Knowledge Quarter Liverpool and Liverpool City Council will consider a variety of investor involvement to include, equity partners, co-investment or development funding. The anticipated investment across all phases is up to £1bn. With construction already well underway, the initial investment still required for Phase 1 is circa £50 million rising to more than £500 million for later phases and offers the potential for a long-term relationship with this public sector partner.

FESTIVAL PARK,
LIVERPOOL

Liverpool City Council will consider a variety of investor involvement to include, equity partners, co-investment or development funding. The anticipated investment requirement for the initial phase is circa £50 million rising to more than £500 million for the entire project and offers the potential for a long-term relationship with this public sector partner.

MEDIACITYUK,
SALFORD

A mixed use development opportunity with the potential for an investor to work with the existing joint venture partnership across investment opportunities consisting of digital studio, office, residential, retail and leisure. Over 140,000 sqm of floor space has been constructed to date, with future phases taking the total floor area to circa 160,000 sqm.

TRAFFORD WATERS,
GREATER MANCHESTER

The Project Promoter will consider a variety of investor involvement to include investor, co-investment and development funding. The anticipated investment requirement for Phase 1 is at circa £100 million with potential for in excess of £900 million for the whole project.

FUTURE PARK,
YORKSHIRE

The promoters for this project, Fallons, are looking for investment of circa £110 million which could consist of project funding, forward funding, equity or co-investment. The partnership is prepared to provide a lease guarantee for the project income.

GATESHEAD QUAYS,
GATESHEAD

The promoters for this project, Ask Real Estate and leading investment and development manager PATRIZIA UK, working collaboratively with Gateshead Council who are providing a lease guarantee for the project income, are seeking investment up to £220m which could take the form of project funding, forward funding, equity and co-investment amongst others.

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