Developer Derwent has outlined plans to add more than 145,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space at Liverpool Shopping Park on Edge Lane, including the addition of a cinema, a bowling alley, and a gym.
Hollywood Bowl will operate the bowling alley while the cinema will feature six screens. These will be in one building alongside five restaurants and a gym and a ground floor.
A separate building at the park will also house a 60,000 sq ft retail store as well as 16 smaller retail units. The tenant for the anchor store, or the operator for the cinema, are yet to be confirmed.
AEW is the architect for the project.
Construction is expected to start in summer 2019 with the extension to open in autumn 2020, subject to planning approval. Once complete, Liverpool Shopping Park will include 310,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space.
The first phase of the park opened in October last year and tenants include Next, M&S, Boots, B&Q, Wilko, M&S Food Hall, TK Maxx, and River Island. McMullen Wilson and CSP are the letting agents for Liverpool Shopping Park.
Hugo Clark, group property managing director at The Derwent Group said: “Sharing our plans with the city’s planners today is an important demonstration of confidence in the location and underlines the success of Liverpool Shopping Park since opening.
“It’s a bold scheme that, in light of the rapidly evolving retail market, has been designed carefully over the last year to meet the changing needs of operators and shoppers. While this has meant a slight delay in bringing this phase forward for development, we are confident we have a fantastic scheme that will provide a strong retail and leisure offer that we know the local community has been waiting for.
“The addition of a large flagship anchor store and a number of smaller units will enhance our growing reputation as a destination shopping park and provides a wider range of opportunities for retailers.”