Home of The Beatles, famous Cavern Club, Carl Jung, the Liverpool Docks, two football teams and a creative, driven, proud population of Liverpudlians, or Scousers as they are fondly known.
Liverpool is considered as one of the best value waterside cities in Europe, a place where one of the largest developers moved from Sydney to re-imagine the water front, once the powerful shipyard of the city, now a mixed use area of beauty receiving £8 billion in investment.
The waterfront known as Liverpool Waters, is one of those one off opportunities for investors to buy into something genuinely special. While it requires some patience due to the scale, a few years of high yield rental as the area builds to the end vision, a mix of Amsterdam cycle ways, San Franciscan waterfront style property, in the traditional red brick of the traditional waterfront.
Liverpool with an average property value compared to wages of any of the major cities of the UK, gives investors a comfortable buy in, with significant opportunity for growth.
Liverpool has one of the largest infrastructure investments in the UK, in the form of Liverpool Waters. This 10 year in the making waterfront development will span from Albert Docks, north with 315,000 square feet of offices, residential accommodation, shops, restaurants and bars.
As with any investment, future growth spikes come off the back of improved infrastructure, there is not much bigger spend in the UK than that of Liverpool.
With postcodes of Liverpool growing up to 31% over the past 5 years, rental market showing 6% - 8% and a growing population Liverpool has the potential to match cities like Leeds and the price per property which goes with that. Liverpool compared to any of the ‘top 4’ UK cities has one major benefit Waterfront.
Liverpool can deliver the perfect balance of strong rental yields and growth opportunity in a city which has ambitions bigger than almost any other.
The waterfront is a major driver, while it is also a city which foreign investors have some familiarity with through the music or football.
The cheapest of the big cities, Liverpool central is perfect for AirBnb type model, with a huge amount of tourists each year, other areas are perfect for young professionals, more of which are staying in the city, and many of whom migrate from Manchester for a better quality of life.