Trio of retailers renew commitment at prime city centre retail site

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Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has announced three new deals with existing operators at its Liverpool One retail centre.

Totalling more than 25,000 sq ft of space, the signings with New Look, Skechers and Kenji are a robust show of commitment from leading brands to the top 10 destination, said the property giant.

New Look, the global fashion retailer, is relocating to a 20,000 sq ft flagship store (trading space 15,000 sq ft) on South John Street.

Set to launch in autumn 2021, the spacious new location will be stocked with New Look’s signature trend-led pieces, in an inclusive range of fits and sizes. From activewear to occasion wear, the store will offer New Look’s extensive womenswear collections, alongside its 915 collection for children and teenagers.

Skechers, the lifestyle and athletic footwear and apparel brand, has renewed the lease for its 3,578 sq ft regional flagship on lower South John Street, adjacent to Zara. Skechers’ Liverpool One store stocks the brand’s full product range for men, women, and children.

Completing the trio of brands continuing to commit to Liverpool One is Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand Kenji, which has signed to make South John Street its permanent home after a successful 10 months of trading from its 1,500 sq ft unit.

The concept store will continue to blend retail, leisure and hospitality into its mini-arcade format, alongside its high quality collection of homewares, stationery and gifts.

A New Look spokesperson said: “Our new Liverpool One store is in a key location for our customers in the region.

“While the retail landscape continues to evolve, we believe a high quality store experience will always be crucial to our success. We are pleased to be strengthening New Look’s offering at Liverpool One from this new location and look forward to welcoming customers from autumn.”

Alison Clegg, managing director, asset management, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “Ensuring we are continually meeting the needs of our existing tenants and providing opportunities for long term success is a key focus for Liverpool One.

“New Look has proven to be a strong performer for many years, so it is fantastic to work with the brand to reposition and enhance its presence. We are also pleased that Skechers and Kenji are endorsing their successful experience at Liverpool One with extended leases.”

New Look is currently trading from a temporary unit at Liverpool One on upper South John Street to ensure customer demand is met while its new home is fitted out.

Metis and CBRE acted for Liverpool One, while CBRE represented New Look and Kenji dealt direct.

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