Hunts Cross business village welcomes UK’s largest independent fostering agency

Office staff and foster carers from Foster Care Associates are pictured with Everton footballers, Ian Snodin (left) and Graeme Sharpe, at the launch of at the company's new Liverpool office.

Liverpool-based developer, Prospect GB, has completed another lettings deal at Meridian Business Village in Hunts Cross, South Liverpool, with the arrival of Foster Care Associates.

The independent fostering agency chose the business park off Woodend Avenue for the establishment of a new Liverpool base, the latest in a network of over 50 regional offices across the UK. The company has signed a 10-year lease on a unit totalling 2,695 square feet. Former Everton footballers Graeme Sharpe and Ian Snodin performed ceremonial duties for the official opening of the office, which now serves an extensive region encompassing Liverpool, Widnes, St Helens, Warrington and the Wirral.

Fostering service manager, Sandra Mooney, said: “We chose Meridian Business Village because it is in a very good location for us with ready access to the motorway network covering the whole of our Merseyside region. It is an attractive park and a nice place to work.”

Head of Prospect GB’s commercial division, Chris Walker, said: “We are delighted to welcome the UK’s largest independent fostering agency to Meridian Business Village. The business park has been very popular amongst start-ups and expanding SMEs, but it has also attracted established national names like Foster Care Associates. The company is the latest of many tenants who have recognised the advantages of our excellent strategic location within minutes of the M57, M58, M62 and M6. We still have a limited number of units available, offering business space in sizes ranging from 1,313 square feet up to 5,390 square feet.”