Major city retail centre prepares for reopening

2nd June 2020

The Liverpool ONE retail and leisure destination, owned by Grosvenor Europe, is set to reopen, following the Government’s announcement allowing all non-essential stores to reopen from June 15.

The Liverpool One team has been working around the clock to ensure visitors will remain safe and assured at all times upon their return.

Liverpool One benefits from being an open-air destination and features wide shopping boulevards and Chavasse Park, to allow people to move around freely while easily observing the two-metre social distancing rule.

Visitors will be advised to keep to the left at all times and on the upper level of South John Street, a one-way walk-way will be in place.

Additional hand sanitiser stations will be positioned across the estate and all staff will have face masks and gloves.

Furthermore, the toilet facilities will be open with no charge and will have additional cleaning measures in place.

Individual retailers are likely to restrict the numbers allowed in stores at any one time and designated queueing areas will be in place to accommodate shoppers, so visitors are being asked to be patient, kind and responsible as they and retailers adapt to the new format.

Revised opening hours are in place Monday-Saturday allowing staff to avoid peak travel times. Stores will continue to open as normal on a Sunday between 11am and 5pm.

Alison Clegg, director, asset management, Grosvenor Europe, said: “The team has worked hard in consultation with our retailers to prepare a safe and welcoming environment, with many measures in place to ensure everyone visiting and working at Liverpool One are protected under the national guidelines.

“We are now looking forward to welcoming back our visitors to Liverpool One in the newly-adapted scheme.

“Our primary focus is for visitors to safely enjoy the outdoor spaces and once again start supporting the local economy in this period of recovery.”

Many of the restaurants across Liverpool One are currently offering take away and click and collect services until they are expected to reopen, which may be in July, subject to government guidance.

In addition, Liverpool-based independent Asian street food restaurant, Maggie Fu, is set to launch its flagship restaurant, once the lockdown lifts.