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Liverpool’s Grade II-listed Melbourne Buildings fully let

Liverpool’s Grade II-listed Melbourne Buildings is fully let after Liverpool Buddhist Centre secured a space at the site.

The 914 sq ft second floor area will serve as a permanent base for the centre’s activities, which include teaching meditation and Buddhism.

The deal at the North John Street building in the city centre was overseen by commercial agent Hitchcock Wright & Partners, which acted on behalf of owner Derwent Lodge Estates.

Other tenants at the building include Peacock Stevens, Liverpool Shipbrokers Benevolent Society, Melbourne Wellbeing Centre and Derwent Lodge Estates. The ground floor is occupied by eatery Shiraz.

Sean Collins-Jones at Hitchcock Wright & Partners says: “With its unique exterior, central location and modern facilities, the Melbourne Buildings is a great fit for Liverpool Buddhist Centre.

“This deal means the building is now fully let and home to a mix of established and growing businesses.”

Melbourne Buildings, in part, dates back to 1854 and was refurbished in 2015 to restore original features whilst creating modern office space.

It was built by Sir James A. Picton, an architect who was also responsible for the city’s Hargreaves Building on Chapel Street and the Queen Insurance Buildings on Dale Street.

A rooftop extension was added to the building in 1975 and the distinct blue exterior was repainted in recent years.

Hitchcock Wright & Partners acted on behalf of owner Derwent Lodge Estates.