Downing adds local agent to Ropewalks development

Downing has appointed Liverpool firm Sutton Kersh to the roster of agents marketing its Ropewalks development, The Arch.

Adding to the national experience of Cushman Wakefield and Lambert Smith Hampton, Sutton Kersh brings local connections and valuable knowledge of the Merseyside leisure sector, as well as useful links with the area’s Chinese community.

Situated at 142 Duke Street and counting iconic landmarks – the Chinese Arch and the city’s Anglican Cathedral – as its neighbours, the space is the largest ground floor commercial unit still available in the Ropewalks district.

The full space comprises 12,755 sq ft, but can be divided into two units, starting from 4,000 sq ft.

Planning permission has been granted for A3 (restaurant and café) and A4 (drinking establishment) with permitted change to A1 (shops) and A2 (financial and professional services).

With ready access to the many professionals working on Rodney Street and more than 200 students living in Downing-managed accommodation above, the space provides an ideal opportunity to join one of the most vibrant academic and professional communities in Liverpool.

“The Arch represents the largest ground-floor commercial unit currently available in the Ropewalks district.”

“Commercial property in the area is in high demand due to bars and restaurants in the vicinity traditionally doing very well; catering to the district’s unique blend of students and professionals.”

“With interest in the property coming from restaurant and bar operators, both nationally and from within Liverpool, it makes sense to add Sutton Kersh’s local knowledge and connections to the considerable expertise of the existing agents.”

John Clegg

Head of Property Management at Downing