Cotton merchant moves back to Liverpool offices

Posted on by John Cronin

A raw cotton merchant has moved back to Liverpool and taken space in a new-build office scheme.

20 Chapel StreetPlexus Cotton is relocating to Liverpool and vacating offices on the other side of the River Mersey at Birkenhead. The global-trading cotton merchant has signed a lease for 6,000 sq ft of floor space at the Grade A office scheme at 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool (pictured). The speculative, new-build office scheme is located in the heart of the Liverpool commercial district and offers total floor space of 155,000 sq ft.

Developers Rumford Investments constructed two, RIBA award-winning towers that were completed in 2006 and were known as Unity Liverpool. The taller, 27-storey building is purely residential and the smaller, 16-storey office building is now known as 20 Chapel Street.

The distinctive, stepped design of the building has resulted in reduced floor plates within the higher floors. The largest floor plates of approximately 13,000 sq ft are available on floors 2 – 6. The top storey offers a floor plate of 6,342 sq ft. The offices have a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.

Plexus Cotton will share floor space in the building with other tenants including Fujitsu, Ernst & Young and Liverpool Football Club who lease nearly 30,000 sq ft of floor space over 3 floors. Approximately 42,000 sq ft of floor space within the building was let during 2010, equating to a reported 25% of the total Liverpool office market share.

Architects for the scheme were Alford Hall Monaghan Morris. Marketing agents include DTZ. Rental prices are available upon application.

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