Muse highlights levelling up in action as PM and senior ministers visit North West
Muse took the opportunity to highlight levelling up in action, as prime minister, Boris Johnson and secretary of state for levelling up, Michael Gove, visited a number of the firm’s schemes in the North West recently.
Both the PM and Michael Gove visited Talbot Gateway, being delivered in partnership with Blackpool Council. Currently the team is delivering a 144-bedroom, four-star Holiday Inn and Marco Pierre White restaurant, and has also agreed a deal with the Department for Work and Pensions to take the next phase of the wider masterplan - a 215,000 sq ft sustainable office building – which will become its latest regional hub in the North West.
Just a few days later, the secretary of state visited Muse’s regeneration in Birkenhead town centre, being delivered by its Wirral Growth Company joint venture with Wirral Council. The team is on site with two Grade A office buildings totalling 150,000 sq ft, which were funded by Canada Life Asset Management in a £75m deal, with one of the two, five-storey buildings to be occupied at Wirral Council.
Development director, Mike Horner, said: “At Muse we’re committed to leading the way in delivering sustainable regeneration in some of our towns and cities that need it the most. We are transforming some difficult urban areas and creating innovative places with purpose that bring direct benefits to local residents and communities. All this sets a platform for inward investment to improve homes, lives and prospects to create towns and cities that can thrive and prosper.
“To show the prime minister and senior ministers within government our approach to levelling up was a welcome opportunity, and as a business we look forward to highlighting further opportunities in the future.”