Following a meeting with Liverpool City Council, the plans for the new Women’s International Centre for Economic Development were officially approved! The design which was drawn up by Nightingale Associates, was congratulated by the planners.

Kier North West have now been appointed to head up the contruction of the scheme which will begin later this year and expects to be completed in late 2010. Wiced, which will run as a social enterprise, will be housed in a £5.3m building in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle area.

New Start Magazine interviewed Maggie O’Carroll, Executive Director of WICED and Train 2000 regarding the project. Read more about her thoughts on how the centre will be a fantastic research hub for female entrepreneurship here.