Stanley Dock Properties has appointed Matthews & Goodman to market up to 100,000 sq ft of commercial space at Liverpool’s Grade II-listed Tobacco Warehouse. Tony McDonough reports
Developer Stanley Dock Properties is creating 100,000 sq ft of commercial space in Liverpool’s historic Tobacco Warehouse – with 20,000 sq ft ready for occupation.
Built in 1901 in the city’s north docklands, the Tobacco Warehouse is the world’s largest brick warehouse. Located opposite the Titanic Hotel, part of the 1.6m sq ft Grade II-listed building is currently being converted into 192 luxury apartments.
Now Stanley Dock Properties has appointed commercial agents at Matthews & Goodman as sole commercial agent and property management consultants as it looks to bring 100,000 sq ft to market.
The developer has 20,000 sq ft ready for occupation and the aim is to market the space for use as offices, bars, cafes, restaurants and galleries. It sits within Liverpool City Council’s Ten Streets project which looks to create a new business district for digital and creative businesses, similar to the Baltic Triangle just south of the city centre.
It is also close to Peel’s £5bn Liverpool Waters project and Everton’s FC’s proposed new £500m stadium at Bramley Moore Dock, scheduled for completion in the next three years. Matthews & Goodman’s Property Management team has already been appointed to manage the development, with phase I including 192 apartments (of the 540 units).
Lynn Haime, partner and head of Matthew & Goodman’s Liverpool office, said “It is a privilege to be part of a team which is making history, breathing new life into an iconic city flagship and creating a contemporary destination where people can live, work and play.
“Our property management team has already been very busy preparing for the imminent arrival of the first residents.”
Joe Hynes, development portfolio manager for Stanley Dock Properties, added: “Matthews & Goodman have been involved with the site from before we acquired it 10 years ago and they have been an integral part of Liverpool’s business community for over 150 years.
“We are deeply conscious of the building’s history and its importance to Liverpool’s community, culture and heritage which therefore made Matthews & Goodman a natural fit. The fact that they have a great track record was the icing on the cake.”