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The Women's International Centre for Economic Development, Liverpool, United Kingdom 
Wednesday 26 Aug 2009
A woman's world 
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First images of international women's business centre released 

Liverpool’s £5m Women’s International Centre for Economic Development (WICED) moved a step closer today as award-winning architect Nightingale Associates revealed its first concept images.

The 2,000sq m centre, which will be located in the heart of Liverpool, will be the first of its kind its kind in the UK and is expected to help 3,000 women set up businesses, creating 4,500 new jobs over the next ten years.

Katy Heath, Nightingale Associates’ Liverpool Office Principal, said:

“We are delighted to be playing a part in creating a bespoke building that will have such a positive impact on so many women starting businesses.”

The new-build project, expected to reach completion in late 2010, will contain a range of offices, training & conference facilities and incubator space for new businesses. It is being jointly-funded by WICED, the North West Development Agency, Future Builders, Train 2000, Liverpool Vision, and Liverpool Council.

Construction is due to start on site in October this year.


Key Facts

Status Initial designs
Value 5.7(m€)
Nightingale Associates

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