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15 NOVEMBER 2022
Grosvenor announces the appointment of Chris Jukes as Director of Liverpool ONE, succeeding Alison Clegg who is retiring after leading the destination for 15 years.
Chris joined Grosvenor in 2005 and has held various finance positions in Grosvenor Property UK and the broader Grosvenor business. Today he is responsible for finance in the UK property business’ Development and Investment teams, including Liverpool ONE.
Alison Clegg has worked for Grosvenor for 15 years, joining in March 2007, ahead of the opening of the first phase of Liverpool ONE in May the following year. Involved with Liverpool ONE throughout her time at Grosvenor, Alison most recently successfully led the destination through the pandemic and its significant bounce back.
Grosvenor owns c23% of Liverpool ONE via the Grosvenor Liverpool Fund, and also manages the destination on behalf of all investors. Since opening in 2008, the 1.65 million sq. ft regeneration scheme has become one of the dominant retail and entertainment destinations in the UK, attracting c29 million visitors annually.
Since the pandemic, it has continued to be a focal point for ambitious brands, most recently welcoming Charlotte Tilbury’s first boutique outside London and Gravity’s new flagship entertainment venue. The evolving offer curated at Liverpool ONE has driven sales up 20.9% year-to-date compared to 2019.
Rachel Dickie, Executive Director, Investment, Grosvenor Property UK said: “An early example of levelling-up, Liverpool ONE is a testament to how a long-term approach to regeneration can revitalise city centres, drive employment and support wider economic growth. Since 2008, through sensitive stewardship it has successfully integrated into the wider city centre whilst retaining its unique sense of place.
“As Liverpool ONE approaches its 15th anniversary, we’re incredibly grateful for everything Alison has accomplished during her tenure and wish her all the best. We’re fortunate to have someone with Chris’s experience in place to take Liverpool ONE through an incredibly exciting year in Liverpool and to the next chapter.”
Alison Clegg, Managing Director, Asset Management said: “Liverpool ONE is a very special place, made even more so by the privilege of working alongside so many great people, the public who have made it their own, and our partners in the city. I shall leave with huge pride in what we have achieved, some sadness, but with great confidence in Chris and his ability to take Liverpool ONE on the next stage of its journey.”
Chris Jukes, Liverpool ONE Director, Grosvenor added: “The opportunity to lead Liverpool ONE is a hugely galvanising prospect. I joined Grosvenor in 2005 to work on the project, so to return and lead the team into the 15-year anniversary of Liverpool ONE is very rewarding.
“Whilst the retail sector faces many challenges, well-managed and curated destinations will continue to perform. With Eurovision coming to Liverpool next year, as well as our own milestone, it is set to be an exciting time for the UK’s most sociable city.”
Chris will take up his new position on December 1, working alongside Alison until her retirement in March 2023.
Grosvenor is an international organisation whose activities span urban property, food and agtech, rural estate management and support for philanthropic initiatives.
We are a values-led business which represents the Grosvenor family and share a common purpose - to deliver lasting commercial, social and environmental benefit - addressing today’s needs while taking responsibility for those of future generations.
With a track record of over 340 years, we work to improve urban property and places in many of the world’s leading cities, promoting sustainability within the built environment and enhancing the wellbeing of customers and communities.
Our UK property business supports c1,000 businesses and tens of thousands of residents and workers across London’s West End each day. We also invest in, create and manage sustainable neighbourhoods in Liverpool and across England. As a 1.5oC aligned company, pioneering change and new ways of thinking about property we aim to ensure our places benefit both people and the planet over the long term.
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