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get in touch We want to welcome you to England’s Northwest. For further details about the HELLO scheme please contact the NWDA’s Investment Services team on +44 (0)1925 400495 or email hello@nwda.co.uk www.englandsnorthwest.com

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a warm welcome to england’s northwest England’s Northwest

252,000 businesses in the region

29%

of the region is national park or area of outstanding beauty

3 airports reach over

270

destinations globally

one of the uk’s leading locations for foreign direct investment

England’s Northwest is a fast growing, vibrant region, combining a dynamic business base, cosmopolitan urban centres, breathtaking landscapes and an internationally recognised creative and cultural scene.

With almost seven million inhabitants and 252,000 businesses, the Northwest is a thriving economy. It is worth a remarkable £119 billion – the UK’s largest regional economy and bigger than 15 EU countries. The region has three international airports connecting to over 270 destinations worldwide. The Northwest is a great place for business and there is a warm welcome waiting for companies who invest here. To make that first move even easier, we have launched a new soft landing service for the Northwest – HELLO NORTHWEST – offering free, flexible, serviced office space for the first 12 months of your company’s move.

HELLO NORTHWEST enables businesses to establish a foothold in key locations within the region. The scheme is supported by a full spectrum of business development services including an extensive, free and confidential package of advice and assistance to companies looking to invest in the Northwest.


the hello offer

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has joined forces with MIDAS, Manchester’s Investment and Development Agency, The Mersey Partnership, three serviced office providers (Avanta, Bruntwood, Orega) and three science parks (Manchester, Liverpool, Daresbury) to launch a new soft landing service for the Northwest. HELLO NORTHWEST offers new overseas investors free office space for the first 12 months of their move to the region.

Key benefits of the scheme are: 12 months rent free in an anchor location 12 months rent free in fully serviced accommodation in anchor locations across the Northwest. The rent free period applies to one free desk per investing company. Service and parking charges are negotiated and contracted directly between the company and the serviced office provider.

a full range of business support The free rent service is supported by the full range of business support services provided by the NWDA, MIDAS and TMP including an extensive, free and confidential package of advice and assistance to companies looking to relocate to or expand within the Northwest.

easy access to one of europe’s leading locations The Northwest is a leading location for business. HELLO NORTHWEST gives businesses easy access to one of Europe’s largest markets.


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hello locations

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3 Piccadilly Place Manchester City Centre Orega

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3 Bolton

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Manchester 1

Liverpool 9

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2 Warrington

Liverpool Airport

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Knutsford Serviced Offices* 1 2 3 4 5 6

The Plaza, Liverpool Wilderspool Business Park Atria, Bolton Booths Park, Knutsford Station House, Altrincham Landmark House, Cheadle Hulme

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7 Royal Mills, Ancoats 8 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester City Centre 111 Piccadilly Place, Manchester City Centre Centurion House, Spinningfields City Tower, Manchester City Centre Lowry House, Financial District

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Science Parks*

9 Liverpool Science Park 10 Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus 11 Manchester Science Park

* Space subject to availability

3 Piccadilly Place is the centre-piece of a new stunning and vibrant development set in the thriving Piccadilly area of Manchester. The building itself rivals the high architectural and environmental standards set by the most prestigious of buildings in the country. Designed and built with style and sustainability in mind, 3 Piccadilly Place is the only building in Manchester to have been awarded a BREEAM 2004 (Building Research Environmental Assessment Method) rating of “excellent�. Style and vibrancy come as standard as do the high quality fit-out, office furniture and bright spacious break-out areas with free wireless access. Map ref 8


Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus (DSIC) Daresbury

111 Piccadilly Place Manchester City Centre

Atria Bolton

Booths Park Knutsford

Centurion House Spinningfields

City Tower Manchester City Centre

111 Piccadilly Place is one of Bruntwood’s newest developments in Manchester City Centre and is situated just a two minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station and the local tram network.

This newly-refurbished, high specification office building with on-site parking, is just a short walk away from a wealth of local amenities in Bolton’s town centre.

Booths Park provides cutting edge offices, conference, serviced office and meeting room facilities, from 100 sq ft upwards. Combining historic 18th century architecture and contemporary office buildings, Booths Park offers customers a unique blend of high specification offices in a stunning, 200 acre, countryside environment, which is unlike any other business park in the Northwest.

Centurion House is sited on Deansgate, one of the main arteries into Manchester City Centre, at the heart of Manchester’s business district.

Located on New York Street in the heart of Piccadilly, City Tower is one of Manchester’s iconic office buildings. City Tower comprises 28 floors of offices with unrivalled views over Manchester’s City Centre and beyond.

Bruntwood

Standing 17 storeys above the city centre, the building offers office accommodation and serviced office provision supported by a dedicated customer service team. Map ref 8

Bruntwood

The building features an impressive reception area and an atrium with a glazed roof provides a spacious break-out area. A wide variety of office sizes and solution are available with an option to hire on-site meeting rooms. Map ref 3

Bruntwood

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Bruntwood

Standing 11 storeys above the city centre, Centurion offers 59,632 sq ft of office accommodation including flexible serviced office space backed by a dedicated customer service team. Map ref 8

Bruntwood

The building also benefits from the city’s largest reception mall that links New York Street and Piccadilly Gardens and is supported by the on-site customer service team. Map ref 8

One of only two national science and innovation campuses, DSIC is home to nearly 100 high-tech businesses. It was voted the “Outstanding Science Park of 2009” by the UK Science Park Association for its excellent work in supporting the business and technology development activities of its companies. In 2009 sales of companies grew by 27% on average with investment into these companies growing by 50%.

Business space is provided through the Daresbury Innovation Centre with a larger grow-on building, Vanguard House, coming on-stream in early 2011. The Innovation Technology Access Centre (ITAC) provides high-quality wet laboratory space and access to a range of analytical equipment. Science Park map ref 10


Liverpool Science Park Landmark House Cheadle Hulme, Stockport Bruntwood

Landmark House is a newly refurbished office building in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. Standing four storeys high, Landmark officers 52,161 sq ft of office accommodation close to Manchester Airport and the attractive residential areas of South Manchester. Map ref 6

Liverpool Science Park is located in the heart of the City’s knowledge quarter, adjacent to its partners The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. LSP offers fully flexible high-specification office space along with a range of business support services. Both of its 24 hour buildings are fully serviced with reception, security, free meeting rooms, cleaning services and excellent IT capabilities. Since opening in 2006 LSP has welcomed over 50 companies from a range of sectors. LSP runs an active programme of events and seminars to provide companies with regular opportunities to network, grow and learn. Science Park map ref 9

Lowry House Financial District Bruntwood

This 15 storey building in Spring Gardens, Manchester lies at the heart of the financial district and is a vibrant, multi-occupied building of the highest quality. Serviced offices offer flexible accommodation and the option to utilise a full range of administrative support coupled with comfortable lounge areas and a range of meeting rooms to suit all your needs. Map ref 8

Manchester Science Park

Manchester Science Park is the only portfolio of urban business accommodation in Greater Manchester City which actively works to accelerate the development of innovative, knowledge based businesses. Serviced offices provide high quality, flexible accommodation and a full range of administrative and business development support, along with links to the city’s academic institutions. Kilburn House provides access to an active internal business network and is only five minutes drive from Manchester City Centre and eight miles from Manchester’s International airport. Science Park map ref 11

The Plaza Liverpool Bruntwood

The Plaza is currently undergoing a refurbishment to provide a new reception and entrance which will feature floor to ceiling glazing, a customer lounge area, on-site shops and state of the art meeting rooms. The Plaza provides office customers with convenient access to a range of retail and leisure facilities on their way to work. Liverpool Lime Street train station and the Mersey rail network are also all within a five minute walk of the building. Map ref 1


Royal Mills Ancoats Avanta

This historic landmark has been sensitively refurbished and retains many period features, including exposed brickwork, Victorian steels and even some of the machinery as a nod to the past. All of which makes this a thoroughly inspiring and memorable business location. Spacious serviced offices are available in various sizes and include excellent facilities, including wireless-equipped communal areas, tea points and meeting rooms. Plus there are the cafĂŠs, shops and other facilities of Ancoats on your doorstep. Map ref 7

Station House Altrincham Bruntwood

Station House is a newly refurbished office building standing seven storeys high and offering 78,849 sq ft of office accommodation and served work stations supported by the on-site customer service team. Situated on Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Station House is close to the motorway network and popular residential areas of South Manchester. Map ref 5

Wilderspool Business Park Warrington Bruntwood

This unique, Grade II listed multi-occupied office building houses high quality serviced offices over three floors. The White House is part of Wilderspool business park in Warrington, where serviced and conventional office customers work side by side. Map ref 2


a warm welcome to manchester city region

The rise of Manchester City Region over the past ten years has seen the city take its place on the world stage as a top ten European business location.

Manchester has an incredible talent pool, its airport and transport infrastructure enables it to compete on a global level, it boasts a diverse and high quality portfolio of business properties. That’s the reason why some of the world’s leading companies such as Aon, BNY Mellon, Cisco, Google, Jacob’s Engineering and Nike have chosen to make Manchester City Region their home.

So come and experience the warm welcome Manchester has to offer.


a warm welcome to liverpool

Named the European Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool has successfully established itself as a modern international city.

The continuing renaissance of Liverpool is reshaping its iconic skyline. Major projects are attracting new investors to its established business base.  It has the fastest growing economy in the country and is home to leading companies in a number of sectors including Jaguar/Land Rover, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Grosvenor and Novartis.

So come and see one of the UK’s most exciting and thriving business locations.


about the nwda

The NWDA is responsible for the economic development of England’s Northwest and is the lead body for attracting inward investment to the region. We work with companies in a variety of industries and countries and have one of the UK’s strongest track records in assisting businesses with their investment and location decisions. Our team of experienced professional advisers includes a range of specialists in key industry sectors. We also have commercial teams based in our global office network and can provide a single point of contact for companies looking to expand in or relocate to the region.

From assisting with expansion to exploit new market opportunities, to joint ventures new start-ups and R&D collaborations, we offer free support and assistance for every phase of your investment.

about midas

MIDAS is Manchester’s investment and development agency and our role is to attract new investment and employment to the city region. We drive the global business marketing of Manchester as a world-class location and deliver an extensive package of expert, free and confidential advice for location consultants and potential investors.

www.englandsnorthwest.com

about the mersey partnership

The Mersey Partnership’s strategic goal is to encourage economic growth through building a positive image of the Liverpool City Region that will attract more visitors to the area and at the same time build confidence among those already living, working and investing in the region.

MIDAS’ services are available to national and international companies that want to relocate to the Manchester City Region and will be available to all organisations taking advantage of the HELLO welcome service. www.investinmanchester.com

The Mersey Partnership work in three core areas: Economic Development, Investment and Tourism. www.merseyside.org.uk www.investmerseyside.com


http://www.nwda.co.uk/pdf/Hello%20Northwest_July10