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New role for Birkenhead docks tower

[ September 10, 2015   //   ]

The currently disused Grade II listed Hydraulic Tower building, which once used to drive the lock gates and bridges in the Birkenhead Docks, is to be the centrepiece of a new project that aims to provide the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to support the Northern Powerhouse agenda.
The private and public sector consortium behind the initiative, including Peel Ports, Mersey Maritime and Liverpool John Moores University is expected to cost around £20m and take three years to complete, aims to benefit the local economy with skills development and opportunities for knowledge-sharing.
The tower, which is modelled on Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, is located in the heart of the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone, part of which is focused on advanced manufacturing and engineering, automotive, energy, maritime and business services.

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