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Phase three of Liverpool Shopping Park includes the redevelopment of Hollywood Bowl. Credit: via DelaPR

Derwent’s £11m Liverpool Shopping Park expansion given go-ahead

A further 70,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space will be constructed at the Edge Lane complex after the city council granted planning approval for the project.

Derwent Estate’s £11m scheme, which is being delivered on behalf of the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation, is already 90% pre-let before a spade has even hit the ground.

Hollywood Bowl will occupy 35,000 sq ft having signed a 20-year lease that will see the leisure operator’s existing unit at Liverpool Shopping Park refurbished.

Meanwhile, Tesla is set to open a new 20,000 sq ft car showroom having also agreed a 20-year lease.

Two new drive-thrus will be operated by Five Guys and Costa Coffee, which have both signed 15-year leases.

These operators will join M&S Food Hall, H&M, Nike, Greggs, Next, Smyths Toys, and JD Sports, among others, at the shopping park.

James Maule-Ffinch, senior asset manager at Derwent Estates, said: “The fact that we have managed to pre-let the majority of this latest phase so quickly is testament not only to the appeal of the Shopping Park but also the high quality of the units.

“Only two units of 3,000 sq ft remain and we are already in advanced negotiations with potential operators for both, which we hope to announce soon.”

A contractor for the scheme is due to be announced soon with a view to a summer start on site.

Maule-Ffinch said the success of the complex in attracting tenants is largely down to its location.

“The prominent location of Liverpool Shopping Park, fronting Edge Lane, means that it has immediate appeal to retail and leisure operators.

“This next phase in the park’s development will increase it in size to 235,000 sq ft making it one of the region’s largest and most popular out-of-town retail and leisure destinations.”

ATP Planning is the planning consultant advising Derwent Estates with RGP leading on design. Drees & Sommer is the project manager.

McMullen Real Estate and CSP are the retained letting agents for the scheme.

Further down Edge Lane, Derwent has recently agreed a 20-year lease with Howdens for the former American Golf building.

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Steadily expanding this already popular retail park with reliable, quality, tenants.
It’s not that long ago the City Council had an inflexible stand-off with Derwent but thankfully that was resolved and the area is buzzing. We know there is still work to do along Edge Lane but if the Littlewoods Studios completes and other vacant land is filled with residential and more business then the future looks positive.

By Anonymous

Shame this ‘popular out-of-town retail and leisure destination’ is in town. The urban clearance along Edge Lane for additional traffic capacity was perhaps more strategic than it appeared. The underperformance of nearby local high streets remains a mystery

By Groundplain

This is brilliant news

By Anonymous

@ Groundplain….it doesn’t matter where you go throughout the UK or Europe these shopping parks exist, therefore local high streets will be affected. In this case nearby Old Swan hasn’t done too badly but LCC need to grow local populations to keep high streets buoyant.
As regards Edge Lane up passed Holt Road there’s loads of vacant land ideal for housing, so we have to ask the question why isn’t the Council pursuing developers to build.

By Anonymous

Would be great if a Merseyrail station was introduced here

By GetItBuilt!

Time for clearer, well-light pedestrian and cycling routes to Wavertree Technology Park railway station and bus route maps of every bus stop to help drive modal shifts from cars to this popular destination.

By DenseCity

Where is our cinema that we where supposed to get and we don’t want a car showroom, we want what we where supposed to get when it was in the first stage planning we want our cinema back.

By Anonymous

More shops but where is the park they promised on mill lane, that now a car park too.

By Pj

@Anon, and PJ, cinemas are struggling at the moment so Derwent must have done their homework, as regards a promised park who would maintain it, certainly not the Council as they can’t maintain what they’ve got, while the roads and sidewalks are full of weeds and grass.

By Anonymous

People moaning, ‘where’s are cinema!’ There is still a large empty unit to fill next to the Hollywood bowl as you can see in the pic. But also if a cinema doesn’t want to go there then that’s that! It’s not the developers fault, chill!

By Anonymous

@PJ the park was only being built on Mill Lane if they put the shopping park on Rathbone Park, which they haven’t. But the council need to do something with Rathbone Park cos it’s a disgrace!!

By Anonymous

That is brilliant

By Y ferguson

Can we have a cinema please

By Karen

Arriva will need to put on a better bus servic3 for people who don’t have cars, at the moment it’s one bus every 30 mins
Not good enough

By Anonymous

Excellent news, which hopefully encourage a revitalised local neighbourhood for smaller entrepreneurs….

A huge confident enthusiasm from national named brands… Saint Helens, Bootle, and Birkenhead local councils certainly have placed the support to the City of Liverpool prosperity….

By Anonymous

Huge increase in traffic but no extra infrastructure. Typical capitalist operation. The only people who benefit from expansion are overseas

By Annoymous

Great news about the retail park certainly needs it, but what about the cinema that should have been built some years ago. Having knocked down the Cine World?

By 365

There’s literally 2 Starbucks and 2 Costas already on edge lane. Can we have something different please? For once?

By Jamie

Excellent news this along with the film studios now on site

By Anonymous

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