Supermarket giant Tesco is creating new jobs with the opening a another store at a prime Liverpool city centre location. Tony McDonough reports
Tesco will open a new store in Liverpool city centre in spring 2024, creating 20 new jobs.
It will launch a 3,413 sq ft outlet in Metquarter after agreeing a deal with Queensberry, owner of the upmarket shopping mall in Whitechapel. Tesco will occupy the lower ground floor of the former BOSS store.
Over recent years, Metquarter has transformed from a traditional shopping centre into a mixed-use space.
This new addition will add to Metquarter’s existing mix of entertainment, creative arts and premium fashion retailers. Queensberry has also welcomed retailer Carvela to the centre.
The premium accessories and shoe brand replaces the existing Kurt Geiger unit on the ground floor. Alex Hyams, senior asset and leasing manager for Queensberry, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tesco to Metquarter bringing yet another use class into the diverse mix of occupiers we’ve curated during the scheme’s transformation.
“Since Queensberry bought the asset back in 2016, we have continued to successfully repurpose the building to include an education campus with more than 1,400 students and multiple retail and leisure uses including Everyman Cinema and GPO food hall.”
A Tesco spokesperson added: “We’re excited to be opening a new store in Liverpool and look forward to serving the local community in spring 2024.”
The Tesco Express will be open daily from 7am to 11pm. Queensberry were advised by Avison Young acting as leasing agents.