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MIPIM Investment Prospectus OUTSTANDING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES... Cheshire and Warrington offers a unrivalled mix of investment locations, including: The Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone The Enterprise Zone brings together the best commercial opportunities within the Science Corridor across over 100 hectares, with a portfolio of investment options ranging from affordable development sites to world class laboratories. The Constellation Partnership A portfolio of investment and development sites across Cheshire and North Staffordshire that will build on the opportunities of HS2 investment. From rail and transport hubs to garden villages, town centre investment zones and employment sites, the area offers huge potential to investors. Warrington New City The Warrington New City Programme will see the delivery of major new development areas and investment opportunities in housing infrastructure, business and leisure. The Mersey Dee Economic Axis At a pivotal location linking the Northern Powerhouse and North Wales, this area produces £22 billion a year in GVA, and covers a range of nationally important industrial and commercial activities providing 380,000 jobs and home to 27,000 registered companies. It is a hotbed for the energy sector, advanced manufacturing and hightech engineering, boasting international names such as Airbus and Toyota. 6

WHY CHESHIRE AND WARRINGTON? An outstanding economy • The strongest and fastest growing economy in the North • Second highest GVA in England outside London • £29.3 billion economy with 41,000 businesses, employing over 472,000 people • A bigger economy than the cities of Leeds, Birmingham and Sheffield • Set to overtake Liverpool and Lancashire to become the second biggest economy in the North west and third biggest in the North at its current rate of growth • Home to major employers such as Bentley, Tata, Vauxhall AstraZeneca and Barclays • Produces 25% of the North West’s manufacturing output, worth £6.5 billion a year • Highly skilled workforce – 40% of workers qualified to NVQ Level 4 or above Well connected • When the Crewe HS2 Hub is complete, Crewe will be the only area in the country that will be less than an hour away by train from London and less than 30 minutes from Birmingham and Manchester • Within easy reach of Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham • Two international airports – Manchester the busiest regional airport in the UK • Served by two of the UK’s busiest ports – Liverpool and Holyhead • Served by three motorways • Just 90 minutes from London by train Outstanding investment opportunities • Cheshire Science Corridor – the most significant concentration of science and technology assets north of Oxford • HS2 – The Constellation partnership will deliver 100,000 new homes and 120,000 new jobs by 2040 • Major commercial, residential and leisure investment and development opportunities in Chester and Warrington, including the £400m Northgate development in Chester and Warrington New City 7