Salford-based Seven Bro7hers is to open a ‘Beerhouse’ at Liverpool’s mixed-use Wolstenholme Square scheme in the city centre. Tony McDonough reports
Developer Elliot Group has secured famous Salford brewer Seven Bro7hers as the first tenant at its £100m Wolstenholme Square development in Liverpool.
Seven Bro7hers, which has made beer from Kellogg’s cast-off Rice Krispies, has agreed to rent a 2,750 sq ft space at the city centre scheme and open its first ‘Beerhouse’ outside of Salford.
Elliot has described its new tenant as a “cracking brand” and says the letting underlines it commitment to transform Wolstenholme Square into a hub for independent businesses. The project comprises 10 commercial units ranging in size from 474 sq ft to 2,314 sq ft as well as 470 residential apartments.
Letting agent Nick Huddleston of CBRE said five additional units are under negotiation and he expects further announcements shortly. Her added: “Elliot Group made a promise to ensure the scheme reflected the independent vibe of the neighbourhood and this first letting sets a great tone.”
Seven Bro7hers has combined neighbouring units to create a larger space and other operators are welcome to do the same, said Nick.
Keith McAvoy of Seven Bro7hers added: “We can’t think of a better place than Liverpool that embraces all which Seven Bro7hers strives for – community, togetherness and family.”
Wolstenholme Square also includes a new pedestrian route – now open – lined with retail units which link Wolstenholme Square with Seel Street. There are also a number of units facing the revamped square itself.
The square, including its famous art installation, Penelope, is being completely refurbished with the help of Jorge Pardo, who designed the playful sculpture as part of Liverpool’s 2002 Biennial.
“Right from the outset we said that this was a location for entrepreneurs to come and weave their magic,” says Elliot Group director Elliot Lawless. Liverpool is transforming into a city of independents and we can provide them a great home at cost-effective rents.”