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£100m Edge Lane development starts

Published:  04 May, 2016

Edge Lane retail park to be rebranded as Liverpool shopping park

The site’s owner, The Derwent Group, has appointed Caddick Construction to create the new retail and leisure destination, which will be known as Liverpool shopping park.

The new scheme will transform the site into a thriving fashion and lifestyle-led retail development, occupying three quarters of a mile of frontage onto Liverpool’s Edge Lane. Liverpool shopping park will total 727,000 sq ft of mixed-use commercial development and comprise 41 retail units, parking for 1,500 cars and a significant leisure offer. The site spans the current Edge Lane Retail Park as well as the site located across the junction of Rathbone Road and Edge Lane, which is home to Subway and the former Blockbuster store.

Construction will begin with the creation of 92,500 sq ft of retail space known as the Western Quarter. This includes an anchor tenant unit fronting on to Edge Lane and the first leg of a distinctive horseshoe-shaped run of retail units. Work also includes new industrial and trade counter units on Rathbone Road and the construction of two new large retail units on the former Blockbuster site.

David Lyons, managing director of The Derwent Group said: “This is a transformative project and the final piece of Liverpool’s retail puzzle. Liverpool Shopping Park will bring branded fashion retailers, restaurants and leisure operators together in an out-of-town location, complete with plenty of free parking and great access in and out of the city.”