The manufacturer of Liverpool Gin and Lambrini has instructed Savills to market its headquarters in Huyton Business Park, a holding of around 450,000 sq ft on a 28-acre site.
Halewood Wines & Spirits, formerly Halewood International, announced in late August that a closure of its main operation, known as the Sovereign Distillery, was imminent, with staff being invited to apply for voluntary redundancy.
The business has been reorganising, with production and bottling of Crabbies moving to its H&A Chorley facility. It said in August that the impact of Covid and the abolition of duty dilution had had a “major impact on its sales mix”. The Huyton site has six bottling lines installed.
Two overseas offices were closed earlier this year, although the company is still operational in China, Thailand, South Africa and the Netherlands. A Liverpool gin bar was opened in 2018.
Halewood is understood to be still considering its operations locally. Place understands that it remains likely to take logistics space within the Liverpool city region, as floated in August, while agents in the market suggest there is a good level of interest in the Huyton site.
Savills is instructed as sole advisor on the disposal.