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Liverpool BID comments on Sports Direct moving into Compton House

Sports retailer Sports Direct acquires Grade II-listed former Marks & Spencer store in Liverpool and will transform it into a 103,000 sq ft retail outlet and health club.

Sports retailer Sports Direct acquires Grade II-listed former Marks & Spencer store in Liverpool and will transform it into a 103,000 sq ft retail outlet and health club.

Jennina O’Neill is Chair of Liverpool BID’s Retail and Leisure Board, and Centre Manager at Metquarter.

“We knew that Compton House wouldn’t stay empty for long and Sports Direct will bring a great deal of footfall to Church Street and will add to that mixed retail experience in the heart of the city centre.

Compton House is a flagship building in Liverpool City Centre and any plans for it must match the ambition of the stunning build, so we are delighted to see that Fraser’s Group, as they announce the lease, have talked about their plans for a “next generation” experience. Retail theatre is a major part of the modern shopping experience and we know that Sports Direct delivers that around the globe, so we’re excited to see what they bring for shoppers on Church Street.

We’re also looking forward to seeing how their plans will impact the streets alongside Compton House and onto Williamson Square as the right development can be transformative for the city centre”. 

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