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Liverpool Digital creates 1,200 jobs

The Northwest Development Agency will create more than 1,000 jobs as part of "Liverpool Digital", an ambitious scheme to create a...

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The Northwest Development Agency will create more than 1,000 jobs as part of "Liverpool Digital", an ambitious scheme to create a regional technology hub on Merseyside.

Aidan Manley, the NWDA's area manager for Mersey-side, said, "It will create up to 1,200 jobs. It is too early to say how many of these will be IT jobs but they will all be linked to digital industries."

The NWDA recently announced plans for a technology centre of excellence on a site acquired last year from electronics giant Marconi. Located in the Edge Lane area of Liverpool, subsequent acquisitions have brought the total area of the Liverpool Digital site up to 900,000 square feet.

Liverpool Digital aims to provide a home to businesses and university research facilities, all focused on creative and digital industries. Tenants will benefit from the Marconi site's existing high-bandwidth infrastructure and optical fibre cabling.

Manley said, "If we can keep Merseyside at the front of what is happening, then it has to be good for future job prospects."

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