The UK property sector has been through some significant changes over the past ten years, with one of the most notable trends being the rise in prominence of markets outside London and the south-east.
No city provides a better representation of this evolution than Liverpool, which is now a hub of activity and opportunity for investors looking to take full advantage of what British real estate has to offer.
To get some expert insights into how this great city has grown over the last decade or so, Experience Invest recently spoke to Simon Beer, director of property management company Epic Hotels. You can hear what he has to say in this video.
Epic has been based in Liverpool for the past six years and operates five sites there, providing a capacity of about 190 rooms. Its latest ventures include the Seel Street Hotel and the Epic Hotel and Residence.
Discussing the market in general, Mr Beer notes that Liverpool has changed “massively” in the past ten years, going “from strength to strength” since the opening of the Liverpool ONE retail and leisure complex in 2008.
“That’s really been a catalyst for the city centre. Areas like Ropewalks were really derelict previously, and I’ve seen a real urban revival over the past few years,” he says.
Situated in the thriving city centre, Ropewalks is the home of the Seel Street Hotel, which boasts features including an on-site gym and a lounge bar.
The nearby Baltic Triangle, which was once voted the coolest place to live in the UK, will soon see its very first luxury hotel in the shape of the Epic Hotel and Residence, an off-plan development of 220 suites close to some of Liverpool’s top amenities and attractions.
Discussing the appeal of Liverpool in general, Mr Beer pointed out that the city’s rich history and culture are just as attractive to domestic visitors as they are to international tourists.
Take a look at the video to hear his thoughts on what makes this destination so special, and the potential of areas like the Baltic Triangle.