Liverpool’s The Sandon Complex, considered the birthplace of Liverpool Football Club, is up for sale, debuting on the market at £3.7 million.
The venue was originally owned by the founder of Liverpool FC John Houlding and was where the team’s formation documents were signed.
These days, it is a multi-bar and function venue and hotel, home to five refurbished function rooms and a pub. The venue is still popular on match days and footie fans are able to stay overnight at the on-site Sandon Hotel, which comprises 123 beds across 20 rooms (planning permission has also been secured for the addition of six further rooms).
Current owner Kate Stewart comments: “Since purchasing The Sandon in 2017, I have given it the TLC that it needed, regularly investing in the hospitality suites and creating a hotel. The Sandon is an institution for football fans, and I have loved welcoming Liverpool FC fans from all over the world, but I’ve made the difficult decision to retire from the hospitality sector after more than 20 years to dedicate more time to my children; three of which are under six years old. I will miss The Sandon terribly, but I feel this is the right time to close this chapter and spend more time with my family whilst they are still so young.”
Tom O’Malley, Associate Director in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team, who is handling the sale, adds: “With its historical associations and contracts with Liverpool FC, along with its proximity to Anfield Stadium, this multi-faceted business is an exciting and rare opportunity. We are currently seeing increased demand for wet-led public houses, so we expect the sale to attract attention from a wide variety of buyers.
The Sandon Complex is currently on the market on a freehold basis, with an asking price of £3,750,000.