13 May 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Liverpool - England

Commercial properties to rent in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city with a rich history and a unique charm. Built on the Mersey Estuary, it is home to a major port that has been a hub of trading and emigration for centuries. This maritime heritage remains an important part of Liverpool’s culture with the Royal Albert Dock, Pier Head and Southport Pier standing out as main attractions. Over the years, a diverse population has gathered in the city as it’s the entry point for lots of people moving from overseas.

In more recent history, Liverpool has earned a name for itself on the music scene with the likes of The Beatles, Cilla Black and Frankie Goes to Hollywood all starting out in the city. Artists often choose to spend key dates of their tour in Liverpool, and there’s even the oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra based here – the Philharmonic Hall.

As a key trading destination, Liverpool has excellent connections. It is just 35 miles from Manchester and Preston respectively, while only 18 miles from Chester. North Wales lies just 25 miles away, making Liverpool one of the closet major cities for people living across the area. With Liverpool John Lennon Airport on the doorstep and Manchester Airport just a 45-minute drive away, it is easy to reach destinations across Europe.

Today, Liverpool’s bohemian creative scene is flourishing with areas such as the Baltic Triangle and Ropewalks attracting innovative businesses. You’ll find quirky eateries, boutique shops, creative companies and music venues dotted about both districts.

Property statistics

  • Commercial properties in Bradford: 11,675
  • Total available: 506
  • Largest available unit: 113,644 sq ft
  • Tallest commercial building: 23 floors
  • Most listings available on: Smithdown Road (233 buildings)



TrainBoth regional and national networks run train services in Liverpool and beyond. Merseyrail, operated by Merseytravel, is a local service connecting the city to nearby destinations, such as Chester, West Kirby, Southport, Ormskirk and Ellesmere. With almost 800 trains operating each day and touching down in 66 stations, it offers quick and easy links into the city for people living across the region. For when you need to get further afield, Liverpool Lime Street has links to Manchester, Leeds, London, Sheffield, Birmingham and more. You can also reach the airport via the Liverpool South Parkway station.

BusesMerseytravel also organises the bus services across the region. Using the bus is an efficient and cost-effective way to navigate around the city. Liverpool ONE and Queen Square are the main city bus terminals and there are helpful information desks to provide travel advice. The local authority is currently working towards a more integrated transport approach, where you pay for just one ticket even if you have used both rail and buses.

FerryShould you wish to get about the city by boat, Mersey Ferries will take you across the Peninsula. There are also a number of ferry operators running services across to Dublin, Belfast and the Isle of Man.

Liverpool John Lennon AirportYou can fly from this international airport to destinations across Europe, such as Berlin, Paris, Pisa, Vienna and many more.

Offices to rent in Liverpool

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Retail properties to let in Liverpool 

Agents operating in the area



Instant Offices

Hitchcock Right & Partners

Avison Young


Mason Partners

Knight Frank

Offices on Realla that offer something a little different


31 Dale Street

301 Tea Factory

The Quay

Mersey House

Liverpool Innovation Park

The Capital Building

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Meet the neighbours


  • B&M
  • Very
  • Home Bargains
  • Johnsons Cleaners UK
  • Lime Pictures
  • Balfour Williamson
  • Lambrini
  • Bibby Line
  • RSA Insurance


Large offices and co-working spaces in Liverpool


17 Mann Island

90 Duke Street


One Temple Square

Vesty Business Park

Matchwork Studios

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Serviced offices to let in Liverpool

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Did you know?

  • King John named Liverpool a city in 1207.
  • Liverpool was once the “Second City of the Empire”.
  • There are more grade I listed buildings in Liverpool than any other city outside of London.
  • More Liverpool musicians have had a number one it than any other city.
  • Scouse is more than an accent – it is also a type of stew once eaten by Liverpudlians.
  • Liverpool has largest cathedral in Britain – the Anglican Cathedral. It took 74 years to build.
  • It is the most successful footballing city in England, home to both Liverpool and Everton football clubs.
  • The National Museums of Liverpool house the greatest collections of artefacts and paintings held under single ownership.
  • The Royal Liver Building’s clock faces are the biggest in the country.

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