The north west city of Liverpool has been the target of some of the country’s most exciting regeneration projects, and property investors continue to flock there.
Competitive house price, strong yields and high levels of tenant demand are among the factors that have brought thousands of property investors to the city in the past, but the ongoing redevelopment and regeneration in the city is creating a fresh wave of investor interest in Liverpool.
Particularly in these turbulent times, investors are keen to seek out locations with a strong capacity for future growth. In Liverpool, with numerous major projects transforming both the city centre and surrounding areas, there are plenty of investment opportunities.
One of the projects that investors have been most excited by in recent years has been the Liverpool Waters development. This is the £5.5bn transformation of the famous, historic docklands area of the city, where five new neighbourhoods will provide hundreds of homes, jobs and amenities.
Fast action from investors
Phase Four of the master scheme at Liverpool Waters has just been made available to buyers, which is part of a new residential development that also includes a gym, a co-working lounge, coffee shop and restaurant, private boat pier and car parking and charging – all located directly on the waterfront and a few minutes from the city centre.
It follows on from Phase Three of the project, which was one of property investment consultancy BuyAssociation’s fastest selling offerings after investors snapped up every available property in less than six weeks.
“We were inundated with enquiries when we released details of the most recent phase of the Liverpool Waters project in August,” said Caroline Marshall-Roberts, CEO of BuyAssociation. “We’re expecting a similar response to the most recent launch , The Aquitania, and have already received a lot of interest.
“It’s definitely been one of our most exciting and popular projects in the area.”
The first two phases of Liverpool Waters – comprising the neighbourhoods Quay Central and Park Central – are both complete and fully occupied, creating a bustling community that will be enhanced by the ongoing regeneration nearby.
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Within the overall development will be 315,000 metres square of office space, 53,000 metres square of hotel and conference space, a new cruise liner terminal and ferry terminal for the Isle of Man, and a new football stadium for Everton Football Club.
What’s on offer in the city
Liverpool is regularly highlighted as one of the strongest-performing cities in the country from a property investment perspective, with low price points and high yields. It has also seen some of the best returns in terms of capital appreciation in recent years.
A major hub for students, Liverpool’s strengthening economy and job market are enticing growing numbers of graduates to stay on, as well as young professionals, families and older generations who are attracted by its cultural offering and lifestyle.
Other exciting regeneration projects include Baltic Triangle, Paddington Village and Wirral Waters, all of which are attracting a greater footfall to the city, enhancing amenities and infrastructure.
Liverpool was also chosen recently to be the host of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, a testament to the city that could provoke further investment and improvements and set it more firmly on the map as an enticing investment location.
BuyAssociation has been involved in projects in Liverpool for a number of years. The city has proven a particularly attractive location for new investors with lower budgets, as well as portfolio landlords looking for an affordable addition to their investments.
It has a high ratio of renters to homeowners, so demand for rental homes among tenants is strong, particularly in the current market. This also ensures strong yields, with an average of around 6% or higher in some locations.
By investing in a new-build, buyers are also ensuring a future-proofed property in terms of energy efficiency, minimal maintenance costs and maximum appeal to professional tenants. You can read more about the benefits of letting out a new build here.
If you’re interested in investing in property in the Liverpool Waters scheme, or want to discuss your investment goals, get in touch today.