Iliad are delighted to have signed a 15-year lease with Liverpool’s first, independent organic supermarket LIV which will occupy a phenomenal 20,000 sq. ft. space at the stunning art deco Radiant House at 18 – 26 Bold Street.
The region’s answer to internationally renowned ‘Whole Foods’, LIV’s introduction to the RopeWalks will mark a significant turning point for this quarter of our now-burgeoning Bold Street.
Celebrating the first deal of its size since a number of chain stores relocated to Liverpool ONE and allowed for local, independent pioneers to reimagine the lower section of this ever popular retail & leisure district; LIV boasts an organic food market, bakery and standalone café designed to inspire the senses and breathe a new lease of life into a building truly steeped in heritage.
Mason Partners and Tano Properties acted jointly on behalf of Iliad Group.
Rumoured to be built on the site of the original Golden Eagle Tavern of 1780 – and once home to an ornate golden eagle statue to commemorate its place in Liverpool’s history – Grade-II Listed Radiant House was erected in the 1920s as the headquarters of Liverpool Gas Company.
A true feat of opulence and a demonstration of modern technological and architectural advancements; Radiant House opened to much awe and intrigue as one of the city’s most beautiful office buildings and showrooms of its time.
With a striking quartzite veneer to the Bold Street elevation and the finest of interior materials available; the building – designed by Ernest Gee of Quiggin & Gee Architects – once offered the most exquisite Australian walnut-clad office spaces in the city from which Directors would enjoy lunches prepared by private chefs and public performances in a purpose-built theatre which seated up to 100 guests.
Upon its grand unveiling, Radiant House and its workers enjoyed some of the most up-to-date technologies of the early 20th Century. The building’s pneumatic tube messaging system would connect to a gas engineers’ department on adjoining Wood Street; this was the ‘intranet’ of its day!
The building’s history of providing a home and nurturing pioneers of our forefathers’ day will come full circle as we welcome a new wave of local revolutionaries to this Bold Street incubator with such an overwhelming past.Back to News