St. John's Shopping Centre
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 home to more than 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.
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.
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.
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.