St. John's Shopping Centre

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For the shopping centre in Leeds, see St John's Centre.

Coordinates: 53°24′25″N 2°58′52″W / 53.407°N 2.981°W / 53.407; -2.981

St Johns Shopping Centre
St Johns Shopping Centre Houghton Street entrance.JPG
Location Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Opening date 1969[1]
Owner InfraRed[2]
No. of stores and services 105
Total retail floor area 360,002 sq ft (33,445 sq m)[3]
Parking 621[3]
Website St John's Official Website

St Johns Shopping Centre is the largest covered shopping centre in the city of Liverpool, located in the heart of the city since 1969 and boasting over 100 retailers. The precinct is also home to St John's Market which has a history dating back to 1822, although the current market was opened to the public by the Queen in April 1971.[4]

All businesses located in St Johns Shopping Centre are members of City Central, a Business Improvement District (BID) representing approximately 630 businesses in the retail and leisure heart of Liverpool city centre.[5]

Considerations are underway by Liverpool City Council in relation to a possible relocation of the shopping market as part of a larger redevelopment proposal for the centre. Land Securities, the owner of the shopping centre, is aiming to start the refurbishment in early 2009 with the market moving in 2010 if the proposals go ahead.[1][6]

Work started in July 2013 to completely refurbish and renovate the food court. This work will dramatically modernise the lower-ground area as well as the atria around the escalators and the first floor balustrading. Work will take until November 2013 to complete.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b St John's Market to move as part of a revamp Liverpool Echo, 15 November 2007
  2. ^ [1] Liverpool Echo, 22 March 2012
  3. ^ a b St Johns - home
  4. ^ St John's Market
  5. ^ "City Central BID Area". City Central BID. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Shopping centre refurbishment Liverpool.gov.uk, 15 November 2007
  7. ^ "St Johns Food Court Refubishment". Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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