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Liverpool Shopping Park appoints general manager

A general manager has been appointed to head up the £100 million Liverpool Shopping Park development.

Developer The Derwent Group has hired Russell Hall to take charge of the future retail and leisure hub as it enters the final construction stages of phase one.

Hall, who previously oversaw the refurbishment of The Grafton Centre in Cambridge, has been tasked with recruiting an on-site management team and delivering the developer’s vision at the Edge Lane scheme.

The project aims to transform the former Edge Lane Retail Park into a thriving retail and leisure destination spanning 727,000 sq ft, which would make it one of the largest retail parks in the UK.

The Western Quarter of Liverpool Shopping Park

The Western Quarter of Liverpool Shopping Park

Phase one, known as the Western Quarter, comprises 17 retail units and is scheduled for completion later this year.

Hall says: “Liverpool Shopping Park will have a transformative effect on this part of the city and bring a much needed and exciting leisure and retail experience to the market.

“This will be something quite different to the other schemes in the city with its vibrant mix of retailers, aspirational food and beverage brands and leisure operators as well as free parking for 1,500 cars and great transport links. It’s an ambitious scheme of scale and I’m thrilled to be joining the team at such a critical time.”

Liverpool Shopping Park is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs when it opens.