Rough Trade picks Liverpool for largest UK store

4th January 2024 | Jack Oliver

Rough Trade is set to open its largest store in the UK in Liverpool city centre.

The independent record store’s 6,500 sq ft Liverpool branch will become its sixth in the UK, with other stores in Bristol and Nottingham, as well as three in London.

The store at 50-56 Hanover Street is expected to open within the early months of this year.

Live music and events will be available at the new store, as well as a bar and café in collaboration with Signature Brew and Dark Arts.

Javed Sattar, portfolio manager at Custodian Capital, the investment manager to site landlord Custodian Property Income REIT, said: “This latest letting demonstrates the ongoing resilience of the retail market in key regional locations across the UK and further enhances the high quality tenant mix at Hanover Street. We continue to see robust occupational demand for well-located assets in urban areas and look forward to Rough Trade officially opening their doors in the coming months.”

Lawrence Montgomery, managing director at Rough Trade, said: “We are excited to grow our UK presence with a store in Liverpool. The city has such a rich musical heritage as well as a vibrant scene right now which we hope to honour and represent in the best way we can. The scale (both size and ambition) of the store shows our commitment and investment to the city. We can’t wait to delight customers in the record store and venue in due course.”

Earlier this year, Rough Trade began its expansion into the European market with a flagship store in Berlin set to open later this year.

Emanuel Oliver acted on behalf of the landlord Custodian Income REIT, Rough Trade represented itself.


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