Queensberry has announced the letting of LMA to open a state of the art teaching campus at the repurposed Metquarter shopping centre.
LMA, which is co-owned by singer and performer Robbie Williams, is set to invest more than £15 million into the new campus and will provide more than 100 new jobs.
LMA has taken a 25 year lease for a 50,000 sq. ft university campus which will open September 2020 and will occupy the majority of the first floor of the building. Over 500 students will frequent the building every day.
Other recent developments at MetQuarter include a major refurbishment and new occupiers including local fashion brands Cricket and Kids Cavern, as well as national cinema operator Everyman Cinema. There are also rumours of a major food hall opening to be announced shortly that will sit alongside the LMA facilities.
Alex Hyams, asset manager for Queensberry said: ‘We’re very excited by the prospect of bringing LMA’s new campus to the Metquarter. It’s terrific news for Liverpool and the scheme. LMA will attract the next generation of creative talent to their new state of the art campus at Metquarter. This in turn will reinvigorate the upper floors and help us deliver a thriving retail and leisure offer throughout the rest of the centre.
“We are continuously working across the country on opportunities to improve the vitality of the spaces we look after and this is a great example of repurposing traditional retail space to create a more sustainable and dynamic blend of uses suitable for the long term.”