The town of Peterborough is situated in the heart of East Anglia and is part of Cambridgeshire. The city resides on the north bank of the river Nene and maintains good transport links to London and the surrounding areas. Peterborough shares its borders with Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. Peterborough continues to be a great place to find jobs, and is undergoing an extensive regeneration project until 2012, creating more job opportunities within the city. Peterborough city council is spending millions on the project to redevelop key areas of Peterborough.
Peterborough is a city that is thriving for new businesses and job opportunities but it is still a historical place at the roots. Peterborough is a cathedral city which houses one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the UK, which can be seen throughout the interior of Peterborough Cathedral. The cathedral was built on the grounds of a monastery and was once the resting place of Mary Queen of Scots before being moved to Westminster abbey in 1612. For more information, the Peterborough Cathedral Website has a wealth of information about its history.
Peterborough has a lot to offer its residents in terms of affordable housing in convenient locations. There are lots of new developments in Hampton, Yaxley and the surrounding areas of Peterborough with a wide selection of new builds of all sizes. Although being a perfect commuting distance to London, it does not share the inflated prices of housing, making it an ideal place to reside whether you find jobs in Peterborough, or intend to make the commute into London for work.
The regeneration project that endeavours to bring new life to the city of Peterborough is well underway and will continue for the next 3 years. This includes a proposed revamp of the main shopping centre in Peterborough, The Queensgate Centre, which will create a vast variety of new job opportunities in many industries throughout Peterborough. More information about the city of Peterborough and the plans for regeneration can be found on the Peterborough Council Website.
Peterborough is the home of POSH, the local football team that have just enjoyed their second consecutive promotion, into league one. The job of maintaining Peterborough FC’s victorious streak has fallen on Darren Ferguson, who has managed the team since 2007. For more information about Peterborough’s football team, then visit the Peterborough FC Website.
A 300 million Private Finance Initiative is well underway within Peterborough to build three new health facilities in Peterborough and its surrounding area, including a 621-bed super hospital, which aims to be complete by 2011. The Peterborough super hospital, which will be located on the site of the Edith Cavell Hospital at Bretton Gate, will comprise of an emergency care centre, specialist rehabilitation facilities, a women’s and children’s unit, and a hi-tech diagnostics unit. This should create many new jobs during its construction and completion, and more information can be found through the Peterborough NHS Website, or through Peterborough’s local news website, The Evening Telegraph.
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