New Appointment From Augur Group
Tandem have been appointed to manage a portfolio of properties in Liverpool and Bradford on behalf of Augur Group. The instruction includes the management of the iconic, Grade II listed Lewis’s building in Liverpool, the adjoining Liverpool Central Shopping Centre as well as Xchange, a mixed use 98,000 sq ft building located in central Bradford
Augur Group, with its JV partners, acquired the Lewis’s Building and adjoining land holding in central Liverpool, in early 2017. The scheme has now been incorporated into the Knowledge Quarter and adjoins Liverpool Central Station. In collaboration with Liverpool City Council and Network Rail, the planned development will encompass the 400,000 sq ft Grade II listed Lewis’s building and its retained iconic facade as well as the surrounding land to deliver a new retail and leisure destination in the heart of the city, to be known as ‘Circus’. Upon completion, the whole scheme will offer over 255,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and residential space and Tandem will be working closely with all stakeholders to help deliver this exciting scheme.
Included in the property is a 126 room Adagio Hotel, a 26,000 sq ft Pure Gym, Liverpool Central Post Office and 70,000 sq ft of Grade A refurbished office space. With approximately 50% of the office already leased to the NHS, Tandem will be working closely with the existing tenants as well as the wider client team to deliver high quality customer service and support for the letting strategy.
In partnership with Liverpool City Council, Augur also own the adjoining Liverpool Central Shopping Centre which sits above Liverpool Central Station, the 7th busiest station outside of London. The Centre comprises over 51,000 sq ft of retail space and is home to tenants including Greggs, CEX, Costa, Sainsbury’s, WH Smith and Café Nero.
Augur have recently undertaken a multi- million-pound refurbishment of the Centre to bring it to a standard matching the level of footfall it achieves.
The Xchange is a 98,000 sq ft mixed use property situated adjacent to the entrance of the Broadway Shopping Centre, in Bradford and includes tenants such as, Easy Gym, Bon Marche, Greggs, Brighthouse, CEX, Esquires Coffee House and recent addition, Metro Bank.
As part of the mobilisation, Tandem will be reviewing the FM services, the service contracts and the key communication strategy with the proposed residential development on the upper floors.
Sue Burford from Augur adds "We are delighted to have appointed Tandem to manage several of our key properties. They listened to our needs and recognised an active hands on approach was vital for the extensive evolution of our properties going forward."