In 1997, CityBlock acquired the well-known Gillows building in Lancaster. A year later, renovation began to turn the ground floor unit of the building into 1,100 capacity nightclub, Liquid.
The 20,000 sq ft unit was occupied by a variety of users for 15 years, before closing to make way for a redevelopment of the site.
In 2017, full planning approval was awarded on Gillows, to transform the building into student accommodation. This is currently in progress.