Metquater main entrance

Queensberry’s landmark foodhall – Metquarter, Liverpool

Queensberry today announced a major letting at the repurposed Metquarter in Liverpool. The Milestone Group operating under its brand ‘General Post Office’ will open to the public late Spring, creating 132 jobs in the city. GPO is a nod to the former use of the building as Liverpool’s head Post Office. It will be located on the Victoria Street entrance at Metquarter adjoining Everyman. It will focus on a wide variety of cuisines under one roof, championing independent regional operators above all else and offering support and incubation for the…

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Rendering of The London Resort

Kent’s ‘answer to Disneyland’ plans new fundraising round

Directors behind a £2.5bn theme park dubbed “the UK’s answer to Disneyland” are hoping to tap up investors for fresh capital this year as costs for the blockbuster development continue to mount. The London Resort Company, which plans to build a 1,245-acre theme park in Kent, has engaged financial advisers to raise funds in 2021 from additional sources in “London capital markets and other financial centres”. The capital-raising effort comes after a rollercoaster ride for the site, which has faced a swathe of planning hurdles in recent years. Full-year accounts for…

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Dagenham Studios

Covid pandemic fuelling growth of film and TV studios in UK

As cinemas shut and streaming booms, real estate developers are spending millions on Hollywood-style lots The coronavirus pandemic may have shut cinemas and choked off the supply of new films and TV shows, but developers are banking on the streaming boom by pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into building Hollywood-style studios in the UK. This week, Barking and Dagenham council struck a £300m deal to build a studio in east London that is expected to welcome its first TV and film productions as soon as mid-2022. “We will become…

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