Located opposite the Titanic Hotel, the Tobacco Warehouse, built in 1901 in the city’s north docklands, is the largest brick warehouse in the world with a section of the 1.6m sq. ft. Grade II-listed building presently being converted into 192 luxury apartments.
To help Stanley Dock Properties release these onto the market they have appointed commercial agents, Matthews & Goodman as sole commercial agent and property management consultants.
The developer has 20,000 sq. ft. set for occupation and the goal is to market the space for use as restaurants, bars, cafes, offices and galleries. The prime location sits within Liverpool City Council’s, Ten Streets project which looks, in a similar to the Baltic Triangle just south of the city centre, to create a new business district for creative and digital industries.
The project is also near to Everton’s FC’s planned new £500m stadium at Bramley Moore Dock (scheduled for completion within the next three years) and Peel’s £5bn Liverpool Waters project. The Property Management team at Matthews & Goodman’s has already been appointed to manage the development, with phase I comprising 192 apartments, of the 540 units available.
Lynn Haime, partner and head of Matthew & Goodman’s Liverpool office, said, “It is a privilege to be part of a team which is making history, breathing new life into an iconic city flagship and creating a contemporary destination where people can live, work and play. Our property management team has already been very busy preparing for the imminent arrival of the first residents.”
Joe Hynes, development portfolio manager for Stanley Dock Properties, added, “Matthews & Goodman have been involved with the site from before we acquired it 10 years ago and they have been an integral part of Liverpool’s business community for over 150 years. We are deeply conscious of the building’s history and its importance to Liverpool’s community, culture and heritage which therefore made Matthews & Goodman a natural fit. The fact that they have a great track record was the icing on the cake.”