UK's 5 supercities of the future
By CLODAGH HARTLEY
Consumer Affairs Editor
Published: 29 May 2009
BRITAIN is set for its biggest shake-up since the industrial revolution - with the birth of five new "supercities" over the next 20 years, a new report predicts.
And the post-recession landscape will be very different to today's Britain, as the traditional North/South divide is turned on its head.
Northern cities Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle are likely to become more prosperous than southern rivals. Along with Brighton, Newcastle and Leeds will be booming business hubs.
By 2020 Newcastle will have a ?700million science centre.
Leeds will establish itself as the UK's top financial centre after London, with a ?1billion "City" district planned.
Liverpool will rebrand itself as a global city.
And Brighton will cash in on its "liberated" image to create an alternative economy.
The fifth supercity will be London, which will see creative businesses overtake finance as the major earner. It could eventually become independent from the rest of the UK, the Future of Business report by HSBC bank predicts.
Source: The Sun