Capital & Centric Plc has begun the strip out and remediation work on the first phase of the Littlewoods Pools Buildings redevelopment.
The £4m conversion of a derelict warehouse originally designed for storage of Littlewoods catalogues known as the ‘Bunker Building’, will deliver 17,500 sq ft (1,626 sq m) of new office space.
This is the first phase of a wider plan to convert the iconic Littlewoods Pools building on Edge Lane into a hotel, 50,000 sq ft (4,645 sq m) of business units and a further 50,000 sq ft (4,645 sq m) of offices.
The concrete structure is being retained and a brand new building block inserted into the existing fabric, new parking facilities and landscaping will be created.
The initial strip out work will be complete by Christmas.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “It’s fantastic to see building work getting underway on this important project. It is a great example of the work Capital & Centric is doing in this city to develop sites, bring buildings back into use and deliver valuable new office space.
“It’s about continuing to work with our partners to unlock new investment, create jobs and drive forward development. I’m looking forward to seeing this scheme – on a what is a major gateway into the city – progressing in the coming months.”
Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “It’s exciting to get the first phase of the Littlewoods project started, the Bunker building will create very cool office space, different to anything else in the area.”
Image: Louise Pearson, Development Manager at Capital & Centric Plc; Tim Heatley, Co-founder at Capital & Centric Plc, Mayor Joe Anderson on site at Littlewoods ‘Bunker’ building.
About Capital & Centric Plc
Co founded by Tim Heatley and Adam Higgins, Capital & Centric plc currently has £30m of property under construction. It has completed over 500,000 sq ft of new developments in the past three years.
It has a development pipeline of over £50m and currently has four construction sites underway (Speke Business Park, Tithebarn in Liverpool, Crown Business
Park in Rochdale, Bunker building, Littlewoods complex in Liverpool).