Revolution Bars is expanding a bar in a World Heritage site in Liverpool

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Albert Dock features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country (Source: Getty)

Liverpudlians are in for a treat as their World Heritage site will benefit from the opening of a new Revolution bar.

Revolution Bars Group, the owner of a string of drinking dens familiar to UK high streets, has announced that it will be opening three new bars.

The first two of the new openings are already on site in Albert Dock in Liverpool, a designated World Heritage site, with the second opening planned in Stafford.

Visit Liverpool has this to say about the Albert Dock, on which the commercial bar chain will expand: "Liverpool's waterfront is a designated World Heritage Site, putting it on a par with the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China."

A third site has been secured in Reading, the bar chain said.

The Liverpool and Reading sites will both be Revolución de Cuba bars, "further expanding the geographic footprint of the Group's second trading brand, and the Stafford location will be a Revolution".

The two new Revolución de Cuba sites, which will be food-oriented, are large format versions with customer square footage of over 6,000 square feet in each site. In addition, all three of these new bars will have outdoor trading areas.

Commenting on the update, Mark McQuater, Chief Executive, said: "I am delighted to report our expansion plans are progressing. We are encouraged with the performance of the three new Revolución de Cuba bars opened in the first half in Milton Keynes, Leeds and Nottingham.

"With two more bars scheduled to open prior to the year end and the first of our 2017 financial year new sites secured in Reading for later in 2016, our new site pipeline is strong and we remain confident of meeting our strategic growth targets."

The openings follow the successful opening of three new Revolución de Cuba bars in Leeds, Nottingham and Milton Keynes over the last six months

The Liverpool and Stafford bars are due to open prior to the company's year end, bringing the total number of new bars opened to five in the year ended 30 June 2016. Reading will open in Autumn 2016.

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