The 2016 Centre for Cities report has this week ranked Warrington in its Top Ten cities best placed to drive national economic growth.
The city scored sixth for employment and private sector job creation, recognising the contribution made by Warrington’s business community to the national economy. In addition, Warrington is the only top ten city not in the South of England – a fact that attests to the value of its transport connectivity, skill set and willingness to invest in fast growing, thriving, modern sectors.
Warrington’s ability to provide unparalleled value to businesses, whilst retaining the same benefits of its larger neighbours Manchester and Liverpool, has supported the success of out of town business destinations such as Birchwood Park.
Birchwood also looks forward to a year of improving business prospects, with the formation of a new Enterprise Zone helping build upon its reputation as a respected nuclear cluster. Its sustained investment in new commercial, industrial and leisure space has helped grow ambitious business communities, as companies looking for a conveniently located, cost effective northern hub begin to look beyond the traditional city centre options.
Jonathan Walsh, managing director at Birchwood Park, said: “Warrington’s ranking in the Centre for Cities report is testament to the area’s appeal to investors and occupiers looking for a well-connected base.
“Birchwood Park continues to invest in creating the ideal workplace setting for our occupiers, providing an attractive alternative to office space in Manchester city centre. By fulfilling the current demand for Grade A premises and offering adaptable, innovative developments for ambitious businesses, out of town business destinations have a big opportunity to drive additional growth and become standout districts in their own right.”