Living Liverpool

Grosvenor in Liverpool

Liverpool is an exciting and vibrant city in the northwest of England, well-known for its strong links with art, music, sport and shopping.

In 1999, Liverpool City Council selected Grosvenor to define the master plan for Liverpool ONE. One of the largest regeneration projects in the UK. Grosvenor’s vision was to create a mixed-use development with retail, dining, leisure, public space, offices, and residential accommodation, a place that people could live, visit, play and work. The ambition was not just to improve the current retail offering in Liverpool but to ensure that the city gained a new centre at its heart that would be a quantum leap above what was there before in terms of its quality, scope, and wider appeal.

Launched in 2008, Liverpool ONE is the result of Grosvenor’s vision. It is no exaggeration to say it is probably the most successful regeneration project of the modern era. Liverpool ONE has acted as the catalyst for the regeneration of the wider city-region, while ensuring that the development itself has delivered positive commercial, social and environmental benefits. Liverpool is once again the “go to” destination for the region.

Today, Grosvenor runs a full-time office in the city, taking a hands-on approach to management of more than 200 stores, bars and restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, 500 apartments, two hotels, four office buildings and a two-hectare park.

Grosvenor's city insights

  1. A world-famous destination

    In addition to the launch of Liverpool ONE in 2008, Liverpool’s time as Capital of Culture the same year helped attract new investment to the city. With a strong tourist industry, huge student population and variety of things to see and do, it should be no surprise that travel ‘bible’, the Rough Guide, named Liverpool as one of the top 10 destinations to visit in the world in 2014.

  2. Shopping paradise

    New brands such as the world’s first Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in the heart of Liverpool ONE, have attracted shoppers to the city, and both retail sales and visitor footfall have increased every year since Liverpool ONE opened in 2008. Independent retailers sit alongside household name brands. Some of the latest additions at Liverpool ONE are regional flagships of COS, JD Sports, ARKET and Victoria’s Secret.    

  3. Walkability

    Liverpool enjoys a compact city centre and is easy to navigate as a pedestrian, especially following the launch of Liverpool ONE, which provids a direct thoroughfare between the different districts. Visitors can walk along the impressive Albert Dock to experience the city's bracing sea air and see the architecture that is said to have inspired The Bund in Shanghai. A tour around the Anglican Cathedral is also a must as the views from the top on a clear day are spectacular.

My Liverpool

"I have lived in the area since I was a child and studied or worked in the city for over 20 years. 'Liverpudlians' welcome over 30 million visitors a year who want to experience what Liverpool has to offer, from the art galleries (including Tate Liverpool) to the museums, the famous waterfront including the Albert Dock and the Liver Building to the shopping, the football and, of course, the birthplace of The Beatles. As a local I am proud to be part of the Grosvenor team that looks after Liverpool ONE and helping to shape the future of such a large part of the city. Since opening the scheme in 2008, we have helped improve the retail offer in the city, bringing new brands such as Harvey Nichols, Urban Outfitters, Apple and Hollister."

Alison Clegg, Grosvenor Europe

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