Mission Mars, the Manchester based group behind Albert’s Schloss and Rudy’s Pizza, is set to replace CAU in Liverpool with the latter concept.

As previously flagged up by MCA, the group, which earlier this summer secured £10m of investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), has secured the former CAU unit in the city’s Castle Street for an opening later this year.

CAU, which traded from 22 locations across the country, entered into Administration in July, with all the sites immediately closing. GVA was subsequently appointed to market the CAU leasehold portfolio.

Last year, Rudy’s, which was launched Ancoats in 2015 by couple Jim Morgan and Kate Wilson, appointed property advisers Jenics to seek sites in cities including Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle.

The company opened its second site last autumn in Petersfield House on Manchester’s Peter Street, just up the road from Albert’s Schloss.

Mission Mars bought a stake in Rudy’s last year.

In July, Mission Mars director Neil Macleod, who runs the group with his Revolution Bars co-founder Roy Ellis, told MCA the investment from BGF would help open a small number of Albert’s Schloss venues across the UK, in prominent buildings in key cities and to expand Rudy’s initially in the North.