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Phase three of Liverpool Shopping Park includes the redevelopment of Hollywood Bowl. Credit: via DelaPR

Plans in for £11m Liverpool Shopping Park extension

The Derwent Group has lodged plans for an 80,000 sq ft expansion of its Edge Lane retail park on behalf of the Albert Gubay Foundation, which owns the complex.

The £11m project would see the existing 44,500 sq ft Hollywood Bowl unit retained and reworked. Hollywood Bowl would occupy 34,000 sq ft going forward and three family restaurants totalling 9,000 sq ft would also be created in the refurbished space.

The project also includes a 25,000 sq ft flexible commercial unit and two drive-thru restaurants with a combined floorspace of 5,400 sq ft.

A further 218 parking spaces would be provided, including EV charging provisions, totalling 368.

RGP is the architect behind the third phase of Liverpool Shopping Park, proposals for which first came forward in 2018.

Derwent originally outlined plans to add more than 145,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space at Liverpool Shopping Park on Edge Lane. Those plans, which also featured a cinema, were then scaled back.

James Maule-Ffinch, senior asset manager at the Derwent Group, said: “Currently totalling more than 165,000 sq ft, Liverpool Shopping Park is quickly emerging as one of the region’s biggest out-of-town retail and leisure destinations.

“Our phased approach to the development of the park has allowed us to create a unique and flexible offering that not only responds to the demands of our tenants but also meets the changing needs and expectations of its visitors.”

ATP Planning is the planning consultant for the scheme. McMullen Real Estate and CSP are the appointed letting agents.

If approved, construction is expected to start before the end of this year with the hopes of being operational in 2025.

The application’s reference number with Liverpool City Council is 23F/0206.

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A massive waste of space. The retail warehouses should be banned unless there are 4+ stories of accommodation above. Cities exist in 3 dimensions, not just 2.


Under the current economic circumstances this is good news, the retail park has certainly proved a success for Edge Lane, hopefully in the not too distant future the new film studios will add to the mix further along towards the city.

By Anonymous

Need more shops not restaurants

By Anonymous

They need to put a decent bus service on first!! Not just the lesser seen no 7 so people can actually get there!!!

By Lateforworkeveryday

Great idea. Maybe think about bringing back the cinema too. That way you can go to a film have something to eat etc and even browse the shops if you want too.

By Anonymous

There are still at least 2 units from the original build that have never been occupied, and others they are empty from businesses closing down. But I guess the eyesore of the land around the bowling alley will be cleaned up.

By Anonymous

What happened to the plans for a new cinema? That would attract more people than more restaurants

By Anonymous

I was looking forward to a cinema being there is this not proposed?

By Angela Harding

Just looked at comments and so many local residents were looking forward to a Cinema. Please do the right thing and get a Cinema for the local community it makes sense as people go for a meal before or after going to see a good movie so win win. Not everyone likes bowling but everyone loves a good movie. There is vast amount of residents who would benefit from this.

By Anonymous

I worked on the piling on an as yet unbuilt phase of the retail park. It was for 5 or 6 restaurants, a cinema and a new hollywood bowl. 386 concrete piles were set in the ground in 2017 and nothing has happened there since. I wouldn’t hold your breath.

By Vince

Is there any hope of them reviving the plans to open a cinema? Would be perfect and draw more visitors to the area?

By Imran

Just looked on the planning site not been looked at since Feb 23?? As a local resident to the shopping park it would be brilliant if the Cinema was back in the planning.

By Mac

They should stick to the original plans and build a new cinema!

By Anonymous

We were placated with the promise of a new cinema when they proposed to knock down the original one.
There was talk of a Vue cinema on the site and years later, we still have nothing.
Everybody misses having a cinema in the local area.
It would increase the footfall in the shopping park and make it a vibrant recreational hub. It would increase business for surrounding restaurants and businesses.
It was promised, it would be a huge uplift to the local community, it makes business sense, and it’s just the right thing to do.

By Local resident

When will work on this actually happen seems to be taken ages like always.

By James elliott

Good Morning,

I am a Liverpool resident and have lived here all my life, I have seen the impact that phase 1 of the shopping centre in Edge Lane has made, which I am grateful for, I have seen and read through the plans for phase 2 on your website. Is it possible to speak to someone who is in charge of the development as I have some questions.

Please could you acknowledge this email and I hope I get to speak to the person in charge of this development with Liverpool city council.

Thank you

By Sarah

    Hi Sarah – thanks for reading our story. We are a news website and are not involved in these plans. I went on the city council’s planning application page for this scheme and it looks like comments are now closed. Your best bet is to reach out to Derwent Group – here’s their contact form on their website: Hope this helps – J

    By Julia Hatmaker

Hello Sarah do u know me Mary Woolley? X x
I like this but we need more Liverpool office’s

By Mary Woolley

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