Colliers International is expanding its presence in the North West as the global property consultancy secures a foothold in the heart of Liverpool City Centre – further demonstrating the firm’s commitment to building the Northern Powerhouse.
Colliers International will occupy a 390 sq ft suite on a three year lease within the Grade II listed India Buildings on Water Street in Liverpool’s central business district.
Colliers’ North West team will continue to work across the two major cities with the new office providing a base from which to better serve its existing clients in the Liverpool City Region.
Key clients and projects in the region include: St Modwen’s Great Homer Street, a major new regeneration scheme which will see a new retail park being created adjacent to the largest supermarket in Merseyside; the £175m Cains Brewery Village - the landmark mixed use development site will be transformed to create a vibrant new urban village, which will underpin the regeneration of the Baltic Triangle area.
On the decision to open a new office in Liverpool, Director and Head of North West, Liverpool & Manchester City Regions, Andrew McFarlane said: “Our North West team is already working on some large and complex projects in the City and this new office will allow our teams, who already spend time travelling in and out of Liverpool on a weekly basis, a base from which to support our business growth ambitions in Merseyside.”
“Although the move is small in terms of square footage, we see this deal as a significant statement on our intentions to cement our position as a long term partner of the City of Liverpool, and an influential player in the Northern Powerhouse movement. Over time, we expect to grow our presence in Liverpool.”
“We are hugely supportive of Team Liverpool and recognise the city’s significance as a key piece in the Northern Powerhouse jigsaw. Major projects such as the Super Port with the new Cruise Terminal will have a massive impact on Liverpool’s attraction as a global city of commerce. We look forward to weaving our team into the fabric of the City Region, fostering our relationships across the Atlantic Gateway area to make the One North initiative a reality.”
On Colliers International’s decision to open a new office in Liverpool, Mayor Anderson added: “Colliers International is a globally renowned real estate firm with offices in major cities all over the world, so I am pleased that they have chosen Liverpool for their new office. We have been championing better connectivity between our Northern cities for some time and it’s great to see businesses like Colliers showing the same commitment to the cause by structuring their business to mirror the Northern Powerhouse rationale. I’d like to welcome Colliers International to Liverpool and look forward to seeing the team prosper and grow in the city over the coming years.”
Colliers experts have been involved in a number of high profile projects in the Merseyside region over the years, giving the team a solid grounding and strong local knowledge base from which to build upon. Previous projects include: advising Langtree in the funding of St Helens Rugby Club, including the sale of the adjacent 140,000 sq ft Tesco Extra which funded the build; advising Gazeley on its G Park industrial scheme in Liverpool which included securing the 360,000 sq ft letting to DHL; and, providing destination consulting advice to Liverpool’s International Migration Centre; to name just a few.
India Buildings provides over 300,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation on one of the city’s main central thoroughfares, providing newly refurbished contemporary office space in a Grade II listed building, which also boasts a triple-height marble entrance.
Colliers be operational in Liverpool from January 2015.