Liverpool has been awarded European funding to develop its historic city centre, promote its attractions and develop community engagement around its Mercantile World Heritage Site.
A pot of €10 million has been made available as part of activities through the Renewable Heritage in Creative and Knowledge Economies (ROCK) programme, with the money set to be shared between ten European cities.
Liverpool is the only one in the UK to receive this funding and is being positioned as the first heritage role model in the country.
The funding will have various uses, among them setting up new digital interpretation panels and wayfinding signage to help people navigate between the city’s key heritage sites.
This is the latest investment in the city’s historical culture, with a recent review of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site revealing that £427 million has been spent on developing its heritage buildings in the past five years.
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, commented: “Receiving this European funding is a huge coup for Liverpool and demonstrates how highly the city is internationally regarded in the way it protects its heritage.”
Businesses looking for new offices to let in Liverpool may want to use the city’s attractions to help draw in employees from outside the area.
And with one of the most modern shipping terminals in the world opening in Liverpool’s port towards the end of last year, there are a growing number of reasons for companies to be attracted to Merseyside.
As well as the new terminal at the Port of Liverpool, operator Peel Ports is also investing in the infrastructure surrounding the Port of Heysham.