The Littlewoods Building is famous for being a boldly unique art deco masterpiece, with almost a kilometre of stucco-faced façade.

It’s been sitting unused for decades under threat of demolition, but now Capital & Centric are bringing back the glitz & glamour to this 1930s Art Deco beaut. They’re turning it into a world-class media hub with film & TV studios, in partnership with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Liverpool City Council. It’ll play the leading role in Liverpool’s next episode, transforming the city into the Hollywood of the North.

Capital & Centric are about to start work to clean up the existing building and prepare the site for construction in 2024. In the meantime, they’ve submitted detailed plans to turn the iconic art deco building into a space not only for the creative industries to work from, but an asset that the whole community can benefit from and be proud of.

  • Space in the West Wing for uses such as offices for creative businesses, hotel rooms, an education facility, or residential apartments, as well as the incorporation of roof terraces with city views.
  • Workspaces in the East Wing, as well as workshops and studio support facilities.
  • Two new build 20,000 sq.ft studios, providing space for indoor sound stages for big budget productions.
  • A screening and performance space – open to the public – with an existing hanger to feature four cinema screens, a performance space and a foodhall
  • A lush, green courtyard where the community can hang out and spend time
  • Loads of greenery and new landscaping that will pay homage to local screen stars of the past, as well as a direct public link between the site and Wavertree park
  • Reinstating of the clock on the iconic tower