Halewood Hq
Halewood's Huyton HQ is available to buyers

Halewood puts Huyton base up for sale

Neil Tague

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.

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So a viable part of the company is leaving the Liverpool area because of this , and this actually is a Liverpool company.
Does this not go against the argument we recently heard from some local strategy group that we should favour local companies over incoming ones , why when they just up sticks in the end.
I am all for encouraging and supporting our local entrepreneurs( and we have some excellent ones) but lets not shoot ourselves in the foot here.

By Anonymous

Liverpool Gin won’t be made in Liverpool? Hey ho. Its very sad. Perhaps buy from the bog eyed brewery instead. Small company located in Speke – make gins to the flavour you want and a range of real ales and beers bottled on the spot – support local hey?

By Lizzy Baggot

Unbelievable that a liverpool brand and bottled with liverpool on the label, can leave the city of its origins. They should change the labels maybe to Chorley gin. Don’t think it would be so successful.

By V Cahill

The designer gin bubble burst 18 months ago, it’s now spicy rum, someone tell Liverpool.

By MFH

Shame for all the loyal people who made halewood mlions over the years and then thrown on the bread line

By Larry

Good days when bass had place..Alcho pops and the lambrinni lemonade stuff died long ago..just hope people find jobs sooner than later..

By Justin credible

Liverpool gin can be made anywhere in world quiet right mate….bit like Liverpool echo printed in Manchester??….nothink left on Wilson rd..old days Huntleys even a club called Ferraris.a bus depot..10yrs from now all be gone and houses be along there…

By Justin credible

Unnecessary closure, Huyton hit again. Can’t just blame COVID

By Anonymous

Halewood bought the brand and recipe for Liverpool Gin from an indie and brought it to mass market. They’ve done the same with Whitney Neil which as an indie from the midlands by origin, Dead Mans fingers from south coast indie, the rights to Crabbies from Edinburgh producers. They’re just a marketing machine which tbf they have done it will and caught perfect with the Gin boom. Whether they can sustain and stay with the changing trends will be there to see.

By ZipperDog

Another company off to the cheap labour countries to pay £1.50 per hour, just don’t buy it.

By geds