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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Staycation boom predicted for summer 2021 as Brits opt for UK holidays

Staycations are expected to boom in popularity after a bumper 2020 season. Last year, the ever-changing travel restrictions abroad meant many holiday parks and caravan sites sold out due to the high demand by Brits wanting a UK trip. A study by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts revealed that 44 per cent of people are intending to revisit a UK destination, while 39 per cent are going to explore a new location across the country this year. While many families are no doubt eager to book a holiday a bit further…

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