The Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) spans from Lime Street to Kensington and is already home to large organisations such as University of Liverpool, Royal Liverpool University, Liverpool Hope and Liverpool John Moores University. KQ Liverpool connects leaders in the science and health industries to the rest of the world; with the businesses positioning themselves here supporting the city’s drive to become a hub for science, education, healthcare and technology. This area is set for ambitious growth in the coming years, attracting investors from all over the globe to Liverpool and bringing more opportunity for development to the city.
Inspired by Greenwich Village in New York, investment in KQ Liverpool will focus on improving student living connectivity, attracting investment and creating opportunities. A key part of the area’s development plans includes Paddington Village which will house 1.8m square feet of science, technology, education and health space. With £2bn being invested into the zone, this area will bring together key partners in Liverpool to collaborate creatively and close the economic gap with London. With the goal to position KQ Liverpool at the forefront of global innovation.
Plans have now been confirmed for the first exciting development in this area, the Liverpool International College (LIC). LIC operates through a partnership between the University and Kaplan and recruits and prepares more than 800 international students for entry into the University’s degree programmes each year. This Liverpool development will deliver an imposing thirteen storeys of cutting-edge academic, residential and administrative space; attracting students, professionals and investors into the Liverpool area. With the Royal College of Physicians already on board, the development of LIC is another exciting step in the growth of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter. There are opportunities to invest in Liverpool student accomodation in the area.
Due to open in 2019, LIC will give international students a home from home while helping to kick-start the ambitious plans for KQ Liverpool. The purpose-built facility will prepare more than 800 students per year for attending Liverpool University, with 259 beds in a mix of en-suite cluster and studio apartments. The investment in KQ Liverpool is an attractive prospect for potential investors with the key players in the science, health, technology, culture and education already in this area and the development serving to establish Liverpool Knowledge Quarter as a world-leading hub for innovation.