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Audley House will be converted into flats following the move. Credit: via planning documents

TJ Hughes readies for Liverpool move

The department store is set to leave its century-long home off London Road for Church Street.

Fresh signs spotted outside TJ Hughes’ Audley House store state that the retailer will soon move from the London Road spot to 12-15 Church Street, which was formerly occupied by H&M and sits within a 70,000 sq ft building.

Owned by Anil Juneja, TJ Hughes closed its doors at Audley House earlier this summer to ready for the move to Church Street, where the retailer will sit beside Next.

H&M relocated from the Church Street property in 2018, taking up a 28,000 sq ft space on Lord Street.

TJ Hughes’ move comes after the approval of plans in February to convert its existing premises to deliver 199 city centre homes.

The relocation follows closely behind Marks and Spencer’s, which transferred from Church Street and opened its doors to a new 70,000 sq ft shop off South John Street this week.

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Shame TJs is having to move but London Road is no longer what it was, I regarded it as similar to Tati on Boulevard Barbes in Paris. Anyway their are great plans for the old store and conversion into residential will look good..

By Anonymous

Church street is a better location than London road so it should increase traffic.

By John

What does Liverpool have which other places don’t, when it comes to maintaining a thriving retail sector? I was in Southport today and the once mighty Lord Street, looks like Dagenham High Street these days.The beautiful canopies neglected, boarded up stores and general deterioration. For Southport,read most towns in the North West today.

By Elephant

Pity we can’t have a tj hughes inthe south lovely shop

By Kevin


It’s very sad what has become of Lord Street, especially as it has so much potential. Birkdale nearby is thriving on the other hand.
I don’t know if the new events centre by Marine Lake would be my priority for the town at this stage – I visit it well nevertheless.
A shopfront improvement scheme and a wider strategy for Lord Street and the areas near the railway station is urgent.

Liverpool may struggle to get new build office space etc, but it can be proud of its retail – and cultural and hospitality – strategy, whether it’s Liverpool One, Bold Street or it’s excellent museums.


One of the ways in which Southport`s Lord Street can recover is by the conversion of the upper floors of many of the vacant or under-used shops into residential or hospitality.
Take the French, their cities are still well populated in the central core and this in turn provides year round custom for may smaller shops and cafes, as well as stopping these places becoming ghost towns in winter.

By Anonymous

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