Grosvenor Developments has let 22,000 sq ft to Chinese restaurant operator Tai Pan in its leisure block containing the new Premier Inn on the edge of Liverpool ONE.
Tai Pan plans to trade from the largest restaurant in Liverpool under the Tai Wu brand.
The new letting follows on from the success of the first Tai Wu, opened recently in Manchester, and brings a restaurant to the location of the first ever Chinese restaurant in Liverpool – The Phoenix – which was housed in the former NCP multi-storey which Grosvenor demolished in 2009.
The leisure building, called the Beat, comprises seven new retail and leisure units totalling 34,000 sq ft. The development also accommodates a 198-bed Premier Inn sitting above the retail and leisure space.
There remains just 12,000 sq ft of lettable space within the building – space for a café and a retail unit facing Hanover Street and three further restaurant units facing Seel Street and David Lewis Street.
Guy Butler, projects director at Grosvenor Developments, said: "Following on from the recent news for site 22, the student accommodation scheme being developed by Portside House, this is great news for Hanover Street and the Beat. The site was home to the first Chinese restaurant in Liverpool and now it will be home to the largest. We are thrilled with this letting, which secures two thirds of the space in the Beat, and sets the tone for the remaining space."
Located on Hanover Street, between Liverpool ONE and the Ropewalks, the new Tai Pan restaurant is due to open in summer 2013. Lettings on the site are being managed by David Legat of Mason Owen.