Merseytravel, Liverpool’s passenger transport authority, has confirmed it is moving to Neptune Developments and Countryside Properties’ 140,000 sq ft Mann Island site on the banks of the River Mersey.

The 11-storey development, currently known as Building 3, was selected after a two year search for a new headquarters.

Merseytravel intends to move staff from four separate offices into the city centre building in two years.

‘The move will mean we are in the heart of the city and situated right next to all our major assets, the rail and bus network, the Mersey Tunnels and the Mersey Ferries,’ said councillor mark Dowd, chair of Merseytravel.

The £135m Mann Island scheme also includes two triangular granite buildings made up of 376 apartments, shops and leisure facilities.