Sole agent appointed to Liverpool’s Metquarter site
Avison Young has been appointed by Queensberry as sole letting agent for the Metquarter in Liverpool’s retail centre.
The development has successfully been repurposed from a traditional shopping centre and is now a state-of-the-art education campus for 600 students, with complementary high quality retail and leisure uses.
The 150,000 sq ft building sits in the heart of the city, with Liverpool Media Academy, which is co-owned by Robbie Williams, and the Everyman Cinema, taking up the top floor.
Metquarter also recently announced that GPO, a brand new food hall offer, will open this spring.
The opening of GPO will complete the redesign of Metquarter and will complement the varied offer bringing new life and activity to the remainder of the building and surrounding uses.
Metquarter houses a number of premium brands, including Hugo Boss, Cricket and Kids Cavern.
Joel Lawson, associate director at Avison Young’s Liverpool office, said: “Metquarter is a prime example of a scheme that has successfully diversified its offer in response to shifting retail trends and the evolution of the high street.
“We are excited to have been appointed on this prestigious scheme and we are keen to talk to best in class independents and high end retailers who share our vision of creating a truly mixed use destination in the heart of Liverpool.”
He added: “With units of 800-5,000 sq ft available, we’re able to consider a wide range of uses and look forward to working with Queensberry to attract exciting new brands to the city.”
Alex Hyams, senior asset and leasing manager for Queensberry, said: “At Metquarter, we have curated a dynamic space with education, cinema, food and premium retail all under one roof.
“We want to evolve our offer and bring in a wider variety of complementary offers in terms of both retailers and food. We know Avison Young has strong relationships with a number of local and national businesses and we’re confident the team can help Metquarter realise its full potential.”
Metquarter originally opened in 1899 and housed a Crown Post Office. In 2006 it underwent a £100m restoration and refurbishment programme to make it into the modern, mixed-use destination it is today.