The Swedish video games developer has taken an initial 7,500 sq ft at Atlantic Pavilion at Royal Albert Dock with a view to expanding up to 12,000 sq ft after 2023.
Place North West revealed Avalanche Studios Group was on the hunt for a UK base last December.
The company appointed Worthington Owen to draw up a shortlist of options in Liverpool.
Avalanche is subleasing its Liverpool space from Very Group. The fourth floor office was previously occupied by Smaller Earth Group, a company that facilities exchange trips for young people. Smaller Earth relocated to Mann Island last year.
Avalanche’s office will be its first in the UK, adding to existing sites in Stockholm, Malmo and New York.
The company has signed a short-term lease to 2023 at which point it will either look to expand within Atlantic Pavilion or search for larger office elsewhere in the city.
Avalanche was founded in 2003 by Linus Blomberg and Christofer Sundberg and is most famous for developing the Just Cause series of games.
The letting provides a fillip for Liverpool’s slow-moving office market, which is suffering from a lack of new, grade A space.
Take-up in the city centre amounted to 50,297 sq ft in the last quarter, down 43% down on the 10-year average, according to Avison Young’s Big Nine office report.