Liverpool approves £25m Littlewoods film studio
The creation of a 12-acre production complex by developer Capital & Centric and the Homes & Communities Agency next to the Littlewoods Building on Edge Lane has been approved by Liverpool City Council.
A report on Littlewoods Studios Liverpool was considered by the council’s Cabinet last Friday. The facility will contain a new home for Liverpool Theatre School, currently based in Aigburth. There will also be space for the city’s creative community, designed as an overflow of the successful Baltic Triangle district near the city centre.
The production facility will contain 30,000 sq ft sound stages in a building with up to 50 ft ceiling heights.
The Littlewoods Building and adjacent land is currently owned by the HCA, which would sell its interest to the city council.
The former Littlewoods Pools Building has been vacant since 2003. Capital & Centric recently completed the £4m conversion of the Bunker Building on the wider site, a 20,000 sq ft speculative office space, aimed at digital and creative companies. The company will continue to work onsite and take direct ownership of the site with a 250-year lease from the council.
Work on the £25m project is expected to start immediately.