Grosvenor Fund Management (GFM) has welcomed its 200-millionth visitor to Liverpool ONE, the unique retail and leisure destination in the heart of Liverpool. The achievement is the latest in a series of significant milestones celebrated by Liverpool ONE in the past 12 months.
Key highlights include:
Footfall in 2015 exceeded 28 million for the first time, a 3% increase on 2014
Sales increased by 8.5% last year compared to the previous 12 months
Catering sales were up by 12.5% in 2015 versus 2014
29 new brands have signed for new stores in the past year, a third more than 2014
Key highlights include Victoria’s Secret’s 10,000 sq ft regional flagship, Wahaca, Reds True BBQ, Turtle Bay, Busuba, New World Trading Company’s The Club House on Chavasse Par, and Roxy Ball Room
The Grosvenor Liverpool Fund named as the strongest performing UK specialist fund in 2015 by the Association of Real Estate Funds
The total catchment has grown by 73% since 2008, the year it opened
Liverpool ONE’s increase in market share in the North West has grown by 58% since opening
The 200-millionth visitor was Rachel Newman, who was visiting Liverpool ONE with her one-year-old son. The pair received a selection of Easter treats and a £200 Liverpool ONE gift card, presented by Chris Bliss, Liverpool ONE Estate Director.
Rachel, from Crosby, said: “As a family we regularly choose Liverpool ONE to shop or eat. It feels like every time we visit, there’s something new at Liverpool ONE: lots to keep the children entertained, new shops, and lots of places to choose from to eat.”
Chris Bliss added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Rachel as our two hundred millionth customer. Our aim is to continually provide something new and different for our visitors, so it’s great to hear what Rachel enjoys here and why, like so many other people, her and her family keep coming back.
“A great range of exciting brands has chosen to invest at Liverpool ONE and these have certainly played a key role in reaching this incredible milestone so quickly.”
The news comes as Victoria’s Secret is preparing its new regional flagship, which opens on lower South John Street this summer. The 10,000 sq ft store, one of its largest in the country, will stock the brand’s full range of lingerie, sleepwear and perfume, as well as Victoria’s Secret PINK.
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Notes to Editors
Grosvenor Fund Management
Our fund management business aims to create value for investors, shareholders and staff by creating compelling investment strategies that are expertly implemented. Building on our recognised skills and track record, we focus on urban property, often mixed-use and with a retail focus, in cities and locations whose vibrancy will endure. We select high-quality assets and manage them vigorously. We treat our tenants, as well as our investors, as partners, building close and mutually beneficial relationships that draw on Grosvenor’s long experience in real estate. We work best with clients who, like Grosvenor, have a long-term view of investments while being alert to the potential of short-term opportunities to enhance returns. As at 31 December 2014, assets under management were £3.0bn with 59 investor partners in 21 property funds, club deals and separate account mandates.