Athlone China trade hub facing Liverpool rival

The developers of the proposed China trade hub in Athlone are facing stiff competition from a rival project in Liverpool.

5th May, 2012
An artist's impression of the hub.

The developers of the proposed China trade hub in Athlone are facing stiff competition from a rival project in Liverpool whose backers say it will cater for Chinese goods being shipped to the British, Irish and European markets.

Peel Holdings was granted planning permission last September for a £175 million, 250,000 square foot international trade centre that will be used to import and showcase Chinese products launching into Europe. The firm is examining two possible...

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