Recording data on all
workplace incidents and near misses, from seemingly insignificant events to
serious injury, is essential for all organisations. Whilst some may deem it
unnecessary or tedious to report every minor accident in the workplace, such as
an employee tripping or narrowly avoiding injury caused by faulty equipment,
recording these instances can be an effective strategy to prevent major
incidents from occurring in the future.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
(RIDDOR) requires employers to report and keep records of incidents on site
from ‘dangerous occurrences’ that include near-misses, to work-related
accidents that cause death. However, there are a number of other types of
incidents that are not required to be reported under RIDDOR that could be key
to mitigating dangerous events.
For example, small fires on construction sites are not legally required to be
reported, but this has led to a significant number of fires being underreported
and a subsequent data void. With an industry-wide lack of data for near-misses
and fires, there is no way to analyse why these instances might be occurring in
the first place and put mitigation efforts in place to prevent them and more
catastrophic occurrences in the future. As a result, there has been a notable
rise in the number of devastating fires on construction sites, such as the
recent Belfast Bank Primark fire, or Glasgow School of Art which has caught
fire twice in the last four years.
Although reporting near miss incidents such as small fires is not required
under RIDDOR, there is a growing data gap forming which is impeding efforts to
manage and mitigate risk. Reporting minor incidents can help to identify
patterns within a business that may be as a result of health and safety
procedures being ignored or the early stages of faulty machinery, for example.
Is the same machine frequently leaking water? Are minor incidents happening in
the same area? Are the incidents occurring within the same department or is
there a trend in when the incidents occur? Without capturing this data, there
is no way to analyse and identify the root cause.
For example, reporting a small water leak could seem trivial, but if it is left
unaddressed it could cause an employee to slip and injure themselves, or it
could be the first sign of an equipment malfunction. The ramifications of these
examples could be significant – the employee may need time off work due to
injury, or the equipment malfunction could result in product loss or the
machine needing to be shut down for a length of time for a fix to be performed.
If the water leak had been reported when it was first spotted, the cause could
have been identified and rectified quickly, avoiding an ongoing slip hazard and
if a fix was required, preventing the faulty machine getting any worse.
Recording incidents of this type could also highlight similar faults with other
machinery which may not have been previously identified.
It is crucial that a
culture of reporting every incident is encouraged, to identify safety system
weaknesses and put in place proactive measures to prevent these minor incidents
becoming major catastrophes. So how can organisations make safety reporting
part of the workforce’s everyday role? Streamlined apps
integrated into smartphone handsets are one way to address the problem. If the
workforce can quickly
and easily document incidents – no matter how small – and escalate this to the
incidents can not only be addressed quickly but the level of underreporting can
also be reduced.
professionals shared best practice in sound insulation testing at a workshop
organised by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC).
Almost 100 testers from ANC member companies attended the event, held
ANC launched their Approved Document E Registration Scheme in 2003 to provide
independent verification of pre-completion sound insulation testing.
then the scheme has gone from strength-to-strength, recording over 450,000
tests over the years.
figures reveal a pass rate of 97.4 per cent from approximately 30,000 tests
carried out in 2018.
of this success stems from the commitment of ANC testers to share experiences
gained across the industry.
Saunders, Chairman of the ANC, said: “What makes the difference with the
Association’s registration scheme is the fact that it enables the building
industry to tap into the expertise of 300 registered testers, all qualified in
acoustics, who are able to deliver the Approved Document E testing nationwide.
means the testing service comes with reassurance of consultancy advice from
member firms, backed up by the know-how of some of the most highly qualified
and experienced acoustic experts in the country.
workshop provided a very useful opportunity to continue to drive forward best
practice and keep the scheme in pole position within the housebuilding sector.
number of successful projects and the results achieved to date is testimony to the
scheme’s ability to deliver compliance in this important area.
particularly important when you consider these tests come at the end of the
construction phase and getting it wrong and then having to address the issue
can be a very costly process.”
As part of a safe system of work, lock out tag out
should be employed to ensure hazardous energy has been safely isolated. When
conducting maintenance, repairs or cleaning work on any machinery and
equipment, a safe procedure should be in place to ensure stored energy has been
safely dispelled, and re-energisation does not accidentally occur. Here we have
highlighted the essentials for a lock out tag out procedure.
is Lock Out Tag Out
When correctly implemented and followed, a lock out
tag out procedure ensures that machinery or equipment is completely shut off,
stored energy safely isolated and re-energisation cannot occur accidentally.
Recognised as a safety standard, lock out tag out is widely implemented as part
of safety regulations and used across a variety of machinery and equipment.
of Lock Out Tag Out
The lock out tag out procedure begins with the
preparation of the equipment and the area. Workers should be made aware a lock
out procedure is about to take place to ensure they don’t accidentally attempt
to restart the equipment. The equipment is then shut down using the
The procedure now requires the try out phase,
whereby you safely attempt to restart the equipment. If the procedure has been
implemented correctly this should not occur. After safely shutting back down,
you may now complete the desired work. After work has complete, the lock out
devices can be removed and the equipment safely restarted.
Out Tag Out Essentials
As part of the lock out procedure, there are a few
essential pieces of equipment required to ensure safe isolation. These include
Safety Padlock: A highly important aspect of lock
out tag out is having the correct locks to place on your equipment. By choosing
the correct safety padlock, specifically designed for lock out tag out, will
help to ensure a safe system of work.
Identifier Tag: Tags allow for a visual method of
identifying who applied the lock, as this is the only person during a lock out
procedure permitted to remove it. The tags often include information such as
name, type of isolation and the date of the lock out. These tags will sometimes
include photographs for easy identification.
Lockout Hasp: Vital for multi-person lock out
procedures, lock out hasps allow energy sources to be isolated by more than one
worker for a safe system of work. This means the equipment cannot be re-energised
until every worker has removed their lock from the hasp.
Key Cabinets: For padlocks with individual keys,
storing these within a key cabinet will ensure only authorised personnel can
access them. Key cabinets are also especially useful for storing the equipment
keys to prevent accidental re-energisation.
Lock Out Stations: These are highly beneficial for
storing all of your lock out equipment in one place. As lock out equipment
should not be used for any other procedures in the workplace, keeping them all
together in a secure environment can ensure they don’t become misplaced or misused.
When implementing a lock out tag out procedure in
the workplace it is vital that employees have been trained to a high standard
and that the correct equipment is on hand. Without this safety procedure, or a
high level of training, accidents in the workplace are far more likely to
The world of Structural Warranties can be complicated for self-builders. From choosing the right provider to fully understanding what your Structural Warranty does, there is so much to consider. But, understanding exactly what a Structural Warranty is and why you need one, will help you to choose the right cover for your self-build project.
To help you, the experts at Self-Build Zone have put together a definitive guide to Structural Warranties that covers everything you need to know so that you can make an informed decision. This information should also help make sure that your project is fully covered, should the worst happen.
What is a Structural Warranty?
Simply put, a Structural Warranty is an insurance policy that covers any defects in building work, design or materials used in the construction process. Usually lasting 10-Years. This arrangement ensures that any defects that are discovered in a given time frame within the agreement will be covered if they lie within the builder’s responsibility.
Each policy will be slightly different, so it is always important to read the fine print. Generally, the more expensive the policy, the wider the cover is.
What does a Structural Warranty cover?
Typically, a Structural Warranty is split into two periods. The first period is the defects insurance period. This lasts for the first two years of the policy, which begins when the building receives its certificate of completion. Within these first two years, the developer is responsible for amending any issues that arise from their work or fail to comply with the provider’s standards. Faults of this kind need to be reported as soon as possible.
The second period of cover is the Structural insurance period. During this period, it becomes the responsibility of the Structural Warranty provider to deal directly with valid claims. This 8-year time frame involves defects being reported directly to the provider of the Warranty, and if the defect is valid and you’re covered, the provider is responsible for organising and paying for repairs etc.
Who needs a Self-Build Structural Warranty?
If you’re self-building, it is not required to have a Structural Warranty, but most lenders will need one. Structural Warranties are required for mortgages, so you will struggle to sell a self-built home within the 10-Year period, without taking out a policy.
If you purchase a Warranty and you sell your self-build property within the 10-Year period, the Warranty can be transferred to the new owner, for the remainder of the warranty period.
What is the Structural Warranty process?
Your experience with a Structural Warranty policy will differ depending on the provider. However, the process usually begins with the self-builder applying for the policy by registering with a provider and submitting plans, specifications and any application forms, plus an application fee if applicable. Then, the Structural Warranty provider will review the plans and calculate a quote.
Once the Structural Warranty is issued, documents are signed, and any necessary appraisal meetings have taken place, you will be provided with a technical manual and any other necessary documentation. When the building work begins, the warranty provider will carry out regular site inspections to ensure that the building work complies with their standards. As mentioned earlier, the policy will begin after completion of the build, when a certificate is issued.
How much does a Structural Warranty cost?
The cost of a Structural Warranty varies hugely project by project. It will all depend on the size and type of property, amongst other factors. Your warranty provider will carefully calculate you a quote, once you have filled in all the necessary details.
What are the benefits of a Structural Warranty?
There are many benefits that come with a Structural Warranty. The most obvious one is that a Structural Warranty gives you peace of mind. Of course, the hope is that nothing will go wrong, but a policy in place ensures you are covered should the worst happen, saving you stress and money.
When you purchase a Structural Warranty, the provider will carry out frequent inspections to ensure the building work meets Building Standards. Therefore, obtaining a Structural Warranty will help ensure your building work is of a high standard.
Also, as mentioned earlier, most mortgage lenders will not lend money for a building without a Structural Warranty, so having one in place will help you to sell what you have built more easily. During a self-build project, it can be tempting to try and save money where you can, but a Structural Warranty worth the investment.
Where can you get a Structural Warranty?
Obtaining a quality Structural Warranty is vital for protecting your building work, should you need it. With so many options available, you can get comprehensive cover for your project, no matter the scale. But, knowing all you can about this insurance policy could help things run a little smoother.
Self-Build Zone provides structural warranties for all self-build projects and developments.
aspirational TV programmes like Grand Designs, it’s no surprise that 1 in 7
Brits are currently researching the self-build process.
The government are
even getting on board by introducing more incentives in the hope of boosting
the number of self-builds by 35% year-on-year.
To help, Insulation
Express have uncovered the biggest opportunities in the UK for aspiring
self-build homeowners, property investors and SME builders. The results have
been collated into a map which highlights the top 30 cities; the data also
includes the number of available plots and the average plot price for each
Stand out stats
million Brits plan on building a self-build within the next year.
average self-build homeowner makes a profit of 29% when selling their
of Brits dislike standard new builds making the flexibility of a
self-build more appealing.
average price of a plot in Liverpool (£817,000) is seven times more
expensive than in Manchester (£91,062).
Top 10 Most
Expensive Cities for Self-Build Plots
have also used their ‘self-build opportunities’ data to expose the most
expensive cities for aspiring self-builders.
Average Price of Plot
Top 10 Cheapest
Cities for Self-Build Plots
have also uncovered the cheapest cities for self-build plot prices.
Average Price of Plot
Top 30 Cities
with the Biggest Self-build Potential
TIMco, one of the UK’s largest, independent and fastest
growing wholesalers to the construction industry, has further expanded their VETO
Security & Ironmongery range with the official launch of the innovative
Fantom Doorstop, as well as the unveiling of a new range of Quality Steel Hinges.
These new extensions follow the recent successful launch of the TAURUS range of
external fence and gate hardware, whilst also helping to deliver on the
company’s strategy of being a ‘one stop shop’ for builders’ merchants.
The Fantom Doorstop is the world’s first fully concealed,
flush finish and trip hazard free doorstop like no other in the market. The flagship
product from the Fantom Hardware range was invented in order to solve two
problems; to reduce trip hazards and improve aesthetics. Unlike conventional
door stops today, the Fantom Doorstop poses no trip hazard due to its
innovative design. The doorstop uses a powerful rare earth magnet to activate a
pin that is recessed into the floor to stop the door and hold it in place.
The magnet is so powerful that even fast-swinging doors
can be stopped in their tracks. When the door is open in a controlled manner,
the Fantom Doorstop will also act as a door hold open device making it ideal
for preventing doors from slamming.
Because of its clean flush finish, the Fantom Doorstop
can be fitted to all floor surfaces including wooden floors, tiles, polished
concrete and even carpet. The product is available in six different finishes:
Clear, White, Black, Chrome, Brass and Brushed Alloy, and all finishes come
with a stainless-steel striker plate.
The new range of Quality Steel Hinges, also launching
under the VETO Security & Ironmongery range, have been designed and
manufactured to meet the high standards associated with TIMco. The range
comprises of 116 hinges in total and is set for further expansion over the
The VETO Security & Ironmongery range can be
merchandised on the existing TIMco stands in dedicated trays, along with
supporting POS. The products will be individually packed in polybags with a
bespoke label and barcode, making the merchandising an easy task for the
merchant, whilst also improving both the ease and navigation of the shopping
experience for the end user.
Paul White, Ironmongery Product Manager for TIMco,
comments: “We are excited to be further developing our ironmongery range with
the additions of the Fantom Doorstop and the Quality Steel Hinges. We are
committed to providing everyday products with the signature ‘TIMco quality’ to
our customers, but with added POS solutions to make the merchandising an easy
task for our merchants. Introducing new and innovative products to the market
like the Fantom Doorstop gives our customers new and unique solutions for
problems and outlines our company mission to be that ‘one-stop-shop’ for
Doorstop and Quality Steel Hinges will be available to purchase from April 2019
and will sit amongst TIMco’s VETO Security & Ironmongery range, as well as featuring
in the updated VETO Specialist Product Guide.
TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale
suppliers of screws, fasteners, fixings, nails, building chemicals and
adhesives, power tool accessories, building hardware, site protection and
ironmongery, is headquartered in Nantwich, Cheshire and imports and supplies
more than 6,500 product lines from around the world to distributors throughout
the UK, Ireland and Europe. The company
was established in 1972 and now employs 160+ members of staff from its offices
in the UK, Ireland and Taiwan. For more
information, visit www.TIMco.co.uk
testing and certification company Lucideon has forged a new partnership in
Europe to enable UK construction product manufacturers to retain access to EU
has joined forces with Czech Republic-based certification body TZUS to ensure
companies can seamlessly achieve a wide-range of product certifications for the
EU, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
one of the largest construction products testing and certification services in
the UK, Lucideon has a large-scale construction laboratory on site at its
headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, with state-of-the art testing facilities
including a significant strong-floor, heavy load lifting capabilities, 900
tonne compression loading rigs, large capacity hygrothermal testing chambers
and an indoor dynamic wind loading and wind uplifting rig.
the new partnership, manufacturers can continue to deliver their products to
Lucideon’s UK site, with the company taking control of all the administration
to ensure compliance with EU requirements.
Kinsella, CEO of Lucideon, said: “We might be facing uncertain times, but we’ve
been working to ensure continuity for clients, through a cost-effective and
flexible service that will enable product certifications for the EU to be
is a large and well-respected certification body and the partnership will
provide a seamless service for UK construction manufacturers wanting to place
products on the EU market, regardless of a Brexit deal or no deal situation.”
Prototype is powered by a next generation Kubota Spark Ignition series engine and can run on LPG
Kubota, a leading manufacturer of construction machinery, today announces the reveal of the KX019-4 LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas) mini excavator prototype. This model can run on LPG and is powered by a next generation Kubota Spark Ignition series engine.
The new KX019-4 LPG makes it
possible for users to work in emission restricted
access areas such as cities applying diesel-bans, and also generates less noise
emissions. Using the industrial standard gas bottles available everywhere, the
machine is easily and quickly refuelled by replacing the bottle. The machine is
equipped with a reserve tank (gas accumulator) so that the operator can notice
before the gas bottle becomes empty.
characteristics of KX019-4 LPG is exactly the same as the diesel powered KX019.
The excavator’s undercarriage is variable, which allows operators to enter into
areas with less than a metre of access. This machine does not compromise on the
level of stability and security required due to an enlarged lower frame.
Furthermore, the working range of KX019-4 LPG provides an operational amplitude
and guarantees a maximum digging depth of over two and a half metres which is
sufficient for urban applications.
The KX019-4 LPG has been
unveiled at Bauma,
the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair in Munich. Along with in
market testing of this prototype model, Kubota will continue to research into
alternative fuelled solutions.
Keigo Watanabe, Vice President
Sales and Marketing Business Unit, CE Kubota Holdings Europe B.V comments: “We
are delighted to be unveiling Kubota’s latest solution for urban site managers
and workers who are required to respond to the recent anti -diesel restrictions,
in form of the KX019-4 LPG at Bauma. The development of this model is the
answer from Kubota to the current anti-diesel trend, in which economy,
practicality and environmental issues are all integrated. This machine, powered
by the Kubota SI engine, will bring the most productive solution to urban work
sites without having a considerable impact on the investment, or loss of
productivity due to the refuelling time, while delivering high performance and
quality of ‘Kubota’. We are looking forward to receiving customer feedback on
the stand at Bauma”.
For more information on the rest of the Kubota
construction machinery range, please contact your local authorised Kubota
dealer or visit https://kuk.kubota-eu.com/constructionmachinery
The construction industry takes great care in
protecting staff from visible risks, ensuring all precautions are taken to
maintain the physical wellbeing of its workers.
Despite this, construction is still one of the
most dangerous sectors to work in thanks to the big presence of a risk that
isn’t visible: employee mental health.
“Safety is one of the biggest concerns in the
construction industry,” says Daniel Ure from online PPE retailer Vizwear,
“and since one of the biggest risks to workers in construction today is that
posed by mental health problems, addressing them needs to be at the top of an
employer’s list of priorities.”
“Unfortunately, there’s still a stigma around
this topic, which causes too many people to keep their issues to themselves.
This can lead to disastrous consequences, which is why it’s so important for
employers to protect their staff.”
The state of mental health in
In the UK, mental health issues lead to over
70 million sick days per year. Whether it’s anxiety, depression or stress,
mental health causes more sick days than any other health condition and costs
our economy between £70 billion and £100 billion each year.
However, struggles with mental health can have
much more serious ramifications. — and in no other industry is that quite so
evident as in construction.
Data from the Office of National Statistics found that
between 2011 and 2015, the highest number of suicides were found in skilled
construction workers. With over 1400 in-work suicides, this sector makes up over
13% of those recorded, despite construction only accounting for 7% of the UK
Construction News created a survey along with Mind Matters to identify any
changes to mental health in construction between 2017-2018. Although 67% of
respondents believe awareness has improved over this period, the results show
no real improvement to mental health in the industry and that 81% believe there
is still a stigma.
And with men making up 89% of the workforce, this is a particularly
problematic issue for the construction industry.
The working lifestyle of a construction worker
can take its toll. Workers will often work long, demanding hours and can spend
their days away from home for weeks at a time. Without a private, safe space to
unwind, all the stresses of work add up and make it difficult to switch off.
The working environment — where speaking about emotional or mental
issues has historically been stigmatized— is also to blame, as the ‘macho’
image of construction workers makes it difficult to talk about mental health.
Thankfully, there are a number of positive
initiatives employers can take, as well as registered charities and support
groups dedicated to the wellbeing of construction workers.
What are the signs?
Unlike physical injuries, mental health issues
are difficult to spot and are often kept secret.
Thankfully, there are a few common telltale
signs when someone is struggling with their mental health:
They find it difficult to
They are easily distracted and are
less productive than usual
They lack self-confidence
They are easily agitated and
create conflict amongst co-workers
They feel easily overwhelmed
They are increasingly late or
absent from work
They often isolate themselves from
What can employers do?
The best way for the construction industry to
tackle the importance of employee mental health is from the top. Business
owners and management need to implement the same safety standards they take
towards physical health and safety and use them to safeguard mental health.
There are a number of steps that managers can
take to create a positive work environment for their staff so that mental
health can be comfortably addressed, rather than hidden away.
1. Create a supportive culture
The first step for a manager is to evaluate
the culture of their workforce to detect any potential pain points for staff.
This can range from employee workloads to how staff communicate with each other
throughout the business.
By putting their business under a microscope,
managers can build a strong, supportive work culture from the ground up. This
will help to establish mental wellbeing as a crucial value of the company,
meaning open discussions about employee mental health will become the norm.
2. Educate employees
By making education a priority, employers can
help to remove the stigma of mental health and ensure their staff understand
the negative impacts that can affect anyone.
This can range from providing easily
accessible information for your staff to hiring third-party organisations, such
as Mates in
Mind, to come in for regular staff training days.
With a team of knowledgable employees, a
company will find it easier to combat any dangers and empower their staff to
support each other when facing difficulties with their mental health. Improving
awareness creates more opportunities to spot early signs of coworkers
struggling and creates an overall healthier workplace environment.
3. Be open and available
Mental health is a private matter to many
people, which makes it difficult to speak about openly. Without establishing a
clear and open line of communication, it’s much more likely that workers will
keep their troubles to themselves.
By letting employees know that they always
have someone to talk to, they are much more likely to come out of their shell
and identify any health problems like anxiety or depression early enough to put
in place counteractive measures.
It can be difficult in construction as
employees don’t often have a static working environment, so site managers
should take it upon themselves to establish regular catch ups with staff to
evaluate their wellbeing.
4. Be vigilant
Tackling mental health takes a lot more than
running a one-off seminar. Many mental health issues take time to be resolved,
which means companies need to be aware of their staff’s needs all year round.
By continuing to offer training, guidance and
support to their employees, mental health care will be embedded into a
companies culture and will become a natural part of its safety protocol – not
just ticking a box on a form.
5. Put a support system in place
Spotting the early signs is important, yet
employers also need to ensure they create a safety net for their staff.
Companies need to make sure that helpful information is readily available for
employees so that anyone struggling with their mental health knows where to
turn to receive support through services like counselling and therapy.
When it comes to protecting your employees’
mental health, there are a number of resources available for extra support.
As of January 2017, the Health in Construction
Leadership Group (HCLG) established Mates in Mind, its own registered charity
whose sole purpose is to raise awareness and provide support for the mental
wellbeing of construction workers.
Mates in Mind have a goal to reach 75% of the
construction industry by 2025 and offer training courses based on four key
elements: Awareness & Education, Guidance & Support, Communication and
Research & Development.
If you work in construction and need urgent
help or support in regards to your mental health, there are also a number of
confidential services and advice lines available:
Industry Helpline 0345 605 1956 – Provided by the Lighthouse
Construction Industry Charity, the helpline advises on a range of matters
including occupational health and wellbeing, support and advice for people with
stress The services can also provide emergency financial aid to the
construction community in times of crisis.
Mind 0300 123 393 – Provides advice and
support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem
116 123 – Confidential 24-hour support for people who are experiencing feelings
of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts
“Despite construction’s reputation for poor
mental health, there are actually a lot of support systems in place to help
protect the workers,” says Daniel from Vizwear.
“Communication is still the biggest obstacle
between employees and management, which is why confidential advice lines are so
important. By giving construction workers the opportunity to discuss their
mental health in a supportive environment, they can take positive steps without
the need to speak publicly.
“If more workers make use of these services,
they will feel more comfortable speaking to their employers about their mental
health, which is the first step to making real change in the industry.”
Liverpool Waters is an ambitious 30-year vision costing in
the region of £5.5 billion, aiming to redefine Liverpool’s iconic docklands
into a world-class district in its own right. Stretched
across 2 million square metres of land, this momentous regeneration
scheme has bold plans to completely transform this waterfront into a mixed-use
destination complete with high-quality office space and state of the art
residential apartments, as well as creating a seamless extension of Liverpool’s
The Peel Group,
awarded Responsible Business of the Year, are spearheading the Liverpool Waters
regeneration with a 30-year time slot dedicated to completing the development.
Redeveloping a total of 1.2 million square metres of property, 53,000 square
metres of hotel and conference facilities, a new cruise liner terminal, plus
15,000 hectares of land and water is by no means an easy feat. Therefore, it is
no surprise this project has been coined
the largest and most ambitious in the whole of the UK.
“This really is a landmark time for the Liverpool
Waters project. Following a decade of meticulous planning, we are now firmly in
the delivery phase of this project, and I am excited to see these plans take
The aim of Liverpool
Waters project is an ambitious one, but one that will expand the city centre as
well as creating jobs and bringing economic benefits to not only North Liverpool, but the region as a whole.”
There is a multitude
of prolific developments that are well underway and progressing at a rapid
pace. One of the most significant purposes of this extensive regeneration is
not only to transform the city into a mixed-use destination
but also offer new employment opportunities, a nicer place to live, and a more
innovative place to do business, not to mention the investment prospects that
are strong and profitable.
Liverpool has a distinguished and glorified history, and the transformation of the waterfront is
no different. The city celebrates its plentiful maritime heritage which stems
from its focus as a world trading port. Innovative technologies and an
abundance of developments in the Liverpool Waters vision has solidified the
city and its trading terminal as one of the best in the world.
Home to a major port, Liverpool Waters aims to sustain a
positive future built on a successful past, aspiring to not only cater for
professionals and tourists but a whole range of demographics that wish to use
the superior facilities and amenities that are scheduled to complete in this
pocket of the city.
First class residential accommodation will be a huge part of
the new and improved Liverpool Docklands, as a total of five distinct
neighbourhoods will join Liverpool’s existing property portfolio. Investing in
Liverpool’s waterfront will provide a fruitful opportunity to produce high
returns in an in-demand location as well as playing a crucial role in raising
the city’s profile as an investment hotspot. Each development created will
undoubtedly offer tenants a superior lifestyle, with the perks of living near
the bustle of the city centre. If you’re interested in investing in rental
properties, then the Liverpool waterfront is the perfect spot for high yields
and positive growth. RW
Invest, property investment specialists, have investment properties in
proximity to this location and offer guidance to help you purchase your first
buy to let property.
Liverpool has long been regarded as a vibrant city,
attracting tourists from all over the globe to its plethora of attractions., however
over recent years, the city has emerged as one of the leading destinations for property investment.
High rental yields and strong house growth predictions are great news for both
investors concentrating on maximising their income, and the local economy that
thrives from increased investment. Liverpool waters is unquestionably setting the bar high for redevelopments of major
cities across the UK and is an exciting time that is changing the face of