Apple will open a new retail outlet in Liverpool, though the company hasn't yet begun recruiting staff for its new shop.

The Liverpool Apple Store will open next year, a report on IFOAppleStore claims.

The store will be situated in the city centre's £900 million Liverpool One regeneration project, which includes residential, commercial, retail and open space set across distinctively-designed districts.

Upon completion, Liverpool One will feature four retail districts, 30 individually designed buildings, 1.4 million square feet of retail space, a 14-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, 230,000 square feet of restaurants, cafés and bars, together with more than 600 new apartments, two hotels, offices, a revitalised five acre park, and new public transport interchange.

Apple will be beside some of the UK's top brand retailers: New Look, Sports World, Virgin Megastores. JD/Nike and Scotts have all taken major spaces in the complex, as have John Lewis and Debenhams.

Karen Millen, Office, Oasis, HMV, Barratts, Ernest Jones, Game, H Samuel, Superdrug, River Island, O2 and Orange also plan to open shops within the complex.

Liverpool One is due to be completed in 2008, during Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture.