The communications giant is close to choosing its 100,000 sq ft Liverpool headquarters, leaning towards a base at Kier Property and CTP’s Pall Mall, over its other shortlisted site at Sciontec’s Knowledge Quarter.
BT narrowed its search to the two options in December, after putting Pall Mall and No5 Paddington Village alongside offices at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters and the Echo Building.
The search is part of a UK-wide consolidation of offices which also saw the company agree to let Two New Bailey in Salford.
While the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has led BT to pause its hunt for other offices in the North West, including in Warrington, the Liverpool deal is understood to still be going ahead.
BT’s relocation would see it move out of its existing office at Lancaster House on Old Hall Street.
The £200m Pall Mall around Bixteth Gardens and Exchange Station secured planning permission in October, and is backed by funding from Liverpool City Council.
The first phase of the wider 400,000 sq ft development will include a 112,000 sq ft office, with floorplates of around 15,000 sq ft, and public realm, along with a hotel, due to be operated by Leonardo. Willmott Dixon has completed remedial work on the site.
Two further office blocks are also planned in later phases.
JLL is advising BT. Colliers International is joint agent at Pall Mall with Worthington Owen.