Schools Out! Tourism’s in!

Schools Out! Tourism’s in!

Why investing in hotel property is the best thing for the summer

The arrival of August stands for one thing for many of us- a summer holiday. As Brexit approaches and the pounds value is decreasing, many holiday goers are approaching their trips with caution. Combined with the rising costs of daily life, domestic holidays, affectionately referred to as staycations are on the rise.

What does this mean for Hotels?

The increase in domestic travel over international trips means the demand for UK hotel rooms is skyrocketing. The hotel industry reached a total turnover of £98 billion in 2017 proves the demand for quality hotels in the UK is in prime demand.

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No. 7, Blackpool

The tourism economy accounts for 9.6% of all UK jobs. This equated to 3.1 million jobs in 2013 and producing £126.9 million UK GPD in 2013. This was also a 173,000 net increase in jobs in 2010-2012.

Since 2010 tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms. Britain is forecasted to have 38.8 million oversea visits equating to £24.9 billion in 2019. The tourism industry is predicted to be worth over £257 billion by 2025. The rise in tourism is a result in the millennial and Generation Z wishing to enjoy experiences over purchased items.

The Brexit Cloud

Brexit’s October deadline has seen the value of the pound plummet making international travel a financial stretch for many. As an alternative many are making the most of British soil choosing city breaks and seaside venues including Brighton, Plymouth and Cornwall. For a property investor, this is the chance of a lifetime to financially benefit from the domestic tourism demand. Investing in a hotel will see both oversea visitors take advantage of the low cost of the pound and British travellers wanting to enjoy a cost-effective vacation.

 

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Neighbourhood Watch: Ropewalks, Liverpool

Neighbourhood Watch: Ropewalks, Liverpool

Ropewalks  

Named after the 19th century dominating industry of crafting ropes for the sailor ships, Ropewalks is at the heart of Liverpool’s independent scene, bursting with art, music, culture and home to places including Bold Street and The Bombed Out Church. Voted one of the hippest places to live- beating out the trendy Baltic Triangle area, the array of restaurants, bars and thriving bars keep the neighbourhood electric from day to night.

Retail

Bold Street

Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the best shopping streets in the UK, Bold Street is one of Ropewalk’s main attractions, keeping Liverpool as a top European destination. Packed with independent shops, restaurants and cafes, Bold Street is home to everything from world foods to records to please ever type of shopper.

Leaf

The food on offer varies from street food delights at Peruvian Chicha to world foods at Mattas. Paired with sweet tooth’s dream, Bold Street Sweets and loose-leaf tea house LEAF, Bold Street offers a culinary delight for every occasion.

Living up to Lonely Planet’s recommendation, News from Nowhere and Rennies Art Gallery provide a eclectic dose of culture to the bustling shopping destination.

Culture

Bluecoat

Bluecoat, a Grade I listed 300-year-old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, is home a year-round supply of visual art, literature, music, dance and live art. Alongside the vast supply of culture, Bluecoat is also has a café, restaurant and additionally Bluecoat is home to a wide range of independent shops from jewellery to ceramics at the internationally recognised Bluecoat Display Centre.

FACT

Around the corner from Bold Street, FACT, the UK’s leading gallery showcasing everything in film, video and new media. Exhibitions at FACT are developed by a range of international artists working with everything from prosthetic hands to video games. Past exhibitions have included Shia LaBeouf answering people’s phone calls. FACT is also home to a cinema showing all the latest blockbusters and independent films, a bar and The Garden café.

St Luke’s Church, known locally as The Bombed Church, is Ropewalks’ most famous landmark. Missing its roof due as a result of World War Two, the church now hosts many different events from local markets to gigs and weddings.

Nightlife

Cafe Tabac, Liverpool

Ropewalks is Liverpool’s highlight for nightlife, known for the assortment of options. Where it’s a quiet Saturday afternoon drink or a wild night out, Ropewalks has a bar for every social event.

Hebbie Jeebies, Kazimier Gardens and Pogue Mahones are perfect for a relaxing drink while Café Tabac embodies nostalgia to match their cocktails and red wine collection. Located at the very top of Bold Street, Cafe Tabac is an effortlessly cool, velvet encased, candle lit bar with an eclectic hip hop soundtrack. The closest to a continental experience you’ll get in the city, this neon lit establishment is reminiscent of the Nouvelle Vague period, transporting you to a smoke-filled cafe in 60s Paris.

Transport

Liverpool Central Station

The icing on the cake of Ropewalk is its ability to get around the area, thanks to Merseyrail’s Central Station. Merseyrail are one of the top performing rail operators in the country services customers every 15-30 minutes to 68 stations across the region.

Final Note

The home of Liverpool’s independent scene, Ropewalks is a highlight for students, professionals and tourists. Offering everything from an exciting shopping scene to a booming nightlife Ropewalks is an amazing opportunity for residential, commercial, hotel and student property investment.

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Neighbourhood Watch: The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Neighbourhood Watch: The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Once a derelict area of warehouses and factories, The Baltic Triangle has evolved into a Creative & Digital hub of Liverpool. Voted “the coolest place to live in the UK”, the trendiest area in Liverpool is a hotspot area for creative entrepreneurs thriving with innovation and excitement from day to night.

Retail

Lost Art

Home to the independent market of the self-established creative quarter, Baltic Triangle is home to an array of up and coming creative talent. Lost Art, a skateboarding shop with a strong sense of community offers a fantastic knowledge of the sport and attire for those who wish to dress like one.

Red Brick Vintage

Additionally, in Cains Brewery Village, Red Brick Vintage is a journey to the past via an assortment of vintage clothes, furniture and art. A short stroll is Red Brick Hangar, the North West’s answer to London’s Camden Market. Offering independent stalls and businesses from boutique designers to tattooists, the creative energy flowing through the market is almost infectious with innovation.

Cuisine

The Baltic Social

While Baltic Triangle was once associated with its factories dating back to the 19th century, the regenerated area is now home to trendy bars, cool independent shops and stylish eateries.

A city favourite is The Baltic Social. An icon for socialising renowned for the high-quality craft beer, food and live music, the punk-infused venue is described a hipster’s homeland. The delicious dishes including chickpea fritters and sweet potato sticks wrapped in smoked bacon make the perfect meal for the various music events The Baltic Social hosts throughout the year.

Camp and Furnace

The superstar factor of the Baltic Triangle is the Camp and Furnace. Ranking Number 2 in The Times’ 20 Coolest Restaurants in Britain, Camp and Furnace is an old industrial space transformed into one of Liverpool’s most thriving independent venues. Offering log fires, vintage caravans, bare bulbs, lobster and street food, it’s a fantastic place to eat, enjoy sport or a night on the town.

Transport

Citybike Liverpool

Baltic Triangle’s popularity has led Liverpool council to expand the public transport infrastructure. In 2018, Liverpool opened the 100th city bike docking station within the Titanic Hotel’s car park in the World Heritage listed Stanley Dock. Additionally, the CityLink bus service stop throughout the area.

Tourism

Image: Threshold Festival (hyperlinked: https://thresholdfestival.co.uk/)

Threshold Festival

Voted as one of the top European cities, Liverpool boasts a high amount of tourism for its thriving cultural scenes thanks to The Beatles, The Tate Modern and Liverpool Football Club.  Now one of the most cutting-edge places in the UK, millions are flocking to Baltic Triangle to experience events including Homotopia, Threshold Festival and Sound City In preparation for the ever rising position the neighbourhood has, Epic Hotel will be arriving in 2020 to accommodate the rising numbers of tourism.

Final Note

The Baltic Triangle is a historic area that is the regeneration hotspot of Liverpool. With new life being breathed into the neighbourhood, Baltic Triangle is being dubbed ‘Liverpool’s answer to New York’s Meat-Packing District’. With over 50% of Liverpool’s population are young professionals drawn for the lifestyle of the Baltic Triangle. In the centre of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, now is the time to invest in Liverpool’s thriving district for residential and commercial property.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Liverpool

5 Reasons to Invest in Liverpool

The Pool of Life

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Liverpool, the northern city of culture is thriving by the minute. Home to numerous higher educational institutions, a beautiful sky view and Liverpool FC’s the Reds, Liverpool continues to grow in population, from young professionals, students and businesses setting up in the northern city. With its thriving economy, Liverpool is a fantastic city to invest in, boasting one of the highest rental yields in the country.  We’ve picked out our top investments in the city.

Natex

  • 9% NET rental return for 5 years
  • Prices from £67,500
  • Completion: Q3 2020
  • 566 units in 2 blocks: 472 clusters and 94 studio apartments
  • Central Liverpool location
  • Close proximity to 6 universities, 2 train stations, and 1 major shopping centre
  • Includes a resident’s café and game room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric Village 

  • Prices from £98,500
  • Estimated 7% rental yield for 3 years
  • 449 studio apartments, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments
  • Completion: Q4 2019
  • Leasehold: 250 years
  • Located in Knowledge Quarter
  • Within 10 minutes to Liverpool One Shopping Centre, Liverpool Waters and Lime Street Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AURA 

  • En suite from £62,950
  • Studios from £77,950
  • 8% NET yields assured for 5 years
  • Leasehold: 250 years
  • Completion: Q3 2020
  • 702 cluster en-suite rooms and 305 studios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rise 

  • Prices from £67,400
  • 7% NET rental yields guaranteed for 5 years
  • Completion: Q3 2019 (student) Completion: Dec 2019-Q1 2020 (residential)
  • Leasehold: 250 years
  • Located in the progressive Knowledge Quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tannery 

  • 6% NET return for 3 years
  • 5% interest on deposited funds
  • Prices from £85,000
  • 381 studio apartments, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments
  • Leasehold: 250 years
  • Ground Rent: £300
  • Completion: Q3 2019 (Block C), Q2 2020 (Block B)
  • Central Liverpool location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why everyone will want to live in the Fabric District…

Why everyone will want to live in the Fabric District…

Once the stomping ground for the industrial sector to make ends meet, the Fabric District, the end result of Liverpool’s thriving regeneration is now one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Liverpool. Home to larger than life fabric and haberdashery, Abakan’s and Try & Lily, a family firm known for police hat manufacturing, the up and coming neighbourhood is welcoming innovation from the fashion crowd.

  1. Money, Money, Money.

Knowledge Quarter

Fabric District lives within the Knowledge Quarter which will enjoy the mass £1 billion investment benefits. Businesses are so invested in the opportunities of Fabric District they are being waitlisted to relocate here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Cultural epicentre

Try & Lilly Ltd

In the heart of Liverpool’s fashion industry is numerous industrial businesses including drapers, tailors and upholstery businesses, it comes as no surprise the creative minds of tomorrow are regulars in the Fabric District. Their presence has led to a 3-day international free arts festival from the fine arts to ceramics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Intellectually Located

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool is home to three universities including Liverpool Hope University, teacher training college, Edge Hill University and drama school, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Located in close proximity to all of these educational institutions makes Fabric District ideal for student accommodation and residential property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Commutability

Fabric District borders Lime Street, giving the trendy neighbourhood efficient transport links to the city, and with the plans for HS2 in full effect, commuting up and down the country will be an easy task for those preferring the Liverpool atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Final Note

Nicknamed the capital of culture, Liverpool is proving to be a metropolitan city, with something to accommodate everyone. The rising economy, mass regeneration and emerging transport links make Fabric District one of the most demanding place for property in the country. Now is the time to invest in the future of the country, the future of education, employment and most importantly, property.

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