A Turkish barber shop and two new hospitality ventures have signed up for almost 6,000 sq ft of commercial space at the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool. Tony McDonough reports
Two new bars and a Turkish barber shop have all signed for for a total of almost 6,000 sq ft of space at Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock.
Traditional Turkish barbers, Bu&Co, Maray’s new pub concept, The One O’Clock Gun and bar venture The Long Shot, are the latest independent businesses to sign up at the dock which is hoping for a good summer after the 2020 wipeout due to the pandemic.
Located on The Colonnades, Bu&Co is a newly opened independent barber shop spanning 484 sq ft, offering a traditional Turkish barber shaving experience served with Turkish delights and specialty coffee.
Owned by Burak Uysal, originally from Istanbul, Bu&Co has built up a loyal customer following since launching in 2004 with its first branch in Bromborough, and second in Heswall.
Adding to the offering on the dock is The One O’Clock Gun, due to launch this summer in the Britannia Pavillion on the inner quay, taking over 1,738 sq ft. From the team behind Maray, one of the city’s most popular independents, it will be a modern take on a traditional pub, located next door to Maray dockside.
Further adding to the nightlife scene on the dock is The Long Shot, brainchild of Simon Thompson who owns Present Company bar on School Lane and was previously posted at acclaimed cocktail bar, Callooh Callay, in Shoreditch.
Due to open in June 2021, The Long Shot will offer an a 220-capacity bar across two floors and 3,676 sq ft, complete with 11 large screens for watching sports, pool tables, and a menu of craft beers, expertly mixed cocktails and doorstop sandwiches.
Alice Pendleton, director of CBRE Global Investors, asset managers of the dock, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming these three new independent businesses to the dock this summer, each of them complementing the existing retail & leisure mix.
“Visitors both local, UK and international continue to have Royal Albert Dock at the top of their list when visiting Liverpool and the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront.”