Metquarter appoints Avison Young as sole agent

Upmarket Liverpool mall Metquarter has undergone a successful reinvention in recent times overseen by owner Queensberry. Tony McDonough reports

Metquarter retail mall in Whitechapel in Liverpool


Owners of the upmarket Liverpool mall Metquarter have appointed Avison Young as sole letting agent.

Located in Whitechapel in the city centre, Metquarter endured a trouble period following the opening of Liverpool ONE in 2008 which shifted the retail focus of the city. In recent times owner Queensberry has successfully re-energised the centre.

Now, as well as continuing to be home to a number of high-end retailers, the 150,000 sq ft centre is now home to LMA performing arts and digital campus, co-owned by pop star Robbie Williams, as well as the Everyman Cinema.

And, this spring, a new food hall showcasing independent operators will open, COVID restrictions permitting. Called GPO, in a nod to the site’s former use as Liverpool’s main post office, the facility will see the creation of 132 new jobs.

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. 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.

“With units of 800 to 5,000 sq ft available, we are 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, added: “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 complimentary 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.”

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