Desirable Retail Premises in ‘Harley Street of the North’

Posted on 15th March 2010

Robert Pinkus & Co. are searching for suitable retail tenants for a premises located in one of the most desirable commercial postcodes in the North of England. Renowned for its popularity with medical consultancies, health practitioners and clinics, the 1,774 sq ft property sits prominently on Rodney Street in the heart of Liverpool’s exclusive business district.

Rodney Street was originally built between 1780 and 1840 and is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the country today and is a reminder of the opulent style of life led by Liverpool merchants and businessmen of that time. The district is one of 26 conservation areas in Liverpool that have been under conservation protection since 1968 with Rodney Street itself being considered ‘outstanding’ by the Historic Buildings Council of the Department of the Environment.

Claire Eccleston, retail surveyor at Robert Pinkus & Co. said, “This property is a retail gem in an exclusive part of Liverpool city centre and boasts all the interior features associated with a period property of this style. As the majority of the occupiers in residency throughout this district are skewed towards the medical profession, the property could lend itself adequately to a variety of retail businesses that complement this line of work such as holistic therapies, beauticians, hair salons or health food retailers.”

“Because of the conservation protection placed on the properties of Rodney Street this means that the City Council has to give special care to the area as far as future development is concerned and runs a continuous programme to improve the area for example the restorations of buildings, traffic management, pedestrianisation and landscaping.  All this further boosts the popularity of the district and we hope to receive a healthy interest in the property.”

The property itself offers a ground floor, double fronted, fully glazed retail premises providing mostly an open plan sales area with the potential to extend and provide basement storage. The property also comprises a rear storage area, WC’s and a kitchen and offers good access to the M62 and the regional motorway network.  The premises is positioned on the junction of Hardman Street and Knight Street and is within close proximity to Liverpool Cathedral, Philharmonic Hall and Liverpool University Buildings.

The property which was formerly a travel agency, lends itself to a variety of uses and currently has A1 retail planning consent but may be suitable for A3 coffee shop use subject to a chance of use. More information on this can be found through Liverpool City Council Planning Department on 0151 233 3021.

The property is available on a new lease at a rental of £30,000 per annum. For further information please contact Claire Eccleston on 01772 769000.

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