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Women's Enterprise Centre awarded to Nightingale Associates

Liverpool’s £5m Women’s International Centre for Economic Development (WICED) moved a step closer today as award-winning architects Nightingale Associates were appointed to design a bespoke building.

The 2,000 sq m centre, which will be located in the heart of Liverpool, will be the first of 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.

Train 2000 and WICED’ s Executive Director, Maggie O’Carroll said: “The Women’s International Centre for Economic Development (WICED) will be the hub of international research on female entrepreneurship as well as providing a range of enterprise support including space for up to 80 business units to help women start and grow their businesses. We wanted the building itself to be an iconic building and we awarded Nightingale the contract on the strength of its design team.”

Katy Heath, Principal at Nightingale Associates’ Liverpool studio, added : “We are very much looking forward to working on what will be an exciting project, and 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.

Nightingale Associates will shortly start the design stage of the project, and will provide a full architectural and interior design service. Construction is due to start on site in October this year.

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