Retailers expand in Liverpool core

Queensberry has announced that Hugo Boss will be expanding into the former Carluccio’s unit at the Metquarter, Liverpool, while H&M has confirmed a 30 November opening in the former BHS store on Lord Street.

At Metquarter, the Boss Store’s extension will give it a total of 10,500 sq ft of space. The new-look shop is expected to reopen in March 2019.

The 130,000 sq ft Metquarter is current undergoing a partial refurbishment to deliver 20,000 sq ft of food and leisure, including an Everyman cinema and foodhall, designed by K2 Architects and delivered by contractor Simons.

Stuart Harris, commercial director, Queensberry, commented: “Boss expanding in to the former Carluccios space gives us a great fashion anchor at the front of the centre. We have a really exciting and transformative 12 months ahead for Metquarter with Kids Cavern opening in the next few weeks, Everyman in December, Boss and a fantastic fashion boutique taking the former Armani Exchange unit opening in spring next year. We have also now agreed terms with a premium food hall operator to take 16,000 sq ft of space, housing 10 food kitchens representing a range of cuisines operated by local and regional chefs. These deals totalling nearly 70,000 sq ft will give breathe new life in to Metquarter giving it a new identity that is both representative of Liverpool whilst showcasing some of the best international and British fashion brands.”

Meanwhile, H&M is relocating down the road from its current Church Street unit to a 28,000 sq ft space previously occupied by BHS. The brand will occupy two floors at 69-79 Lord Street. Landlord Vabeld has completed a multi-million pound refurbishment of the store, designed by Falconer Chester Hall, and represented by agents Mason Owen. Graham was the contractor.

H&M has confirmed it will close at Church Street in December.

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Liverpool is buzzing especially in the retail trade and increased footfall year on year.

By Lovepool

Like everywhere else then?


@PDM You sound jealous

By Rolandrat

@PDM, are you sure about that, most high streets are suffering because of the economic situation and on line shopping,mind you I don’t suppose you get out much?

By Just saying

All major cities are seeing the same results, many other large towns too. Leeds, Bristol, Newcastle booming. The shops that are closing are closing everywhere.


@PDM But why the negative spin?

By Rolandrat

If you check the yoy footfall for L1 and the City in general I believe the latest figures are much higher than most. No matter what your argument is the post was referring to Liverpool only and no mention of other areas.

By Sir shopalot

Should have been “allowed”

By Lovepool

Where was the negative spin? Just telling it like it is. As somebody who knows the UK.


Its Liverpool so let’s attack and put a negative spin on anything positive, because in reality where we live isn’t that good.

By Truth

Liverpool is a fantastic city beautiful surroundings I can see why its attracting people to its shores from all over the world whether it will be by Cruise ships , Trains planes or automobiles , more attractive than Manchester Leeds and it would say most cities in UK-, watch this space because Liverpool is on the move .

By Graham



@PDM, Who rattled your cage?

By Dr Nookie


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