In preparation for the planned re-opening of non-essential retail an outside dining on April 12, Liverpool ONE is embarking on a comprehensive programme to welcome and inspire visitors upon their return.
A key element of the plans is ensuring Liverpool ONE is a place that the city can be proud of, with a deep clean being completed throughout the 42-acre estate in the heart of the city. The works, which will run over the coming weeks, are the most comprehensive maintenance programme undertaken since Liverpool ONE opened in 2008.
In parallel, a raft of new brands is preparing to open alongside Liverpool ONE’s established line-up. Maggie Fu, the Liverpool-based street food operator, Mamasan, with its first restaurant outside Scotland, experiential golfing concept, On The Green, and Thérapie Clinic are all in the final stages of their fit-outs. They join a number of other new additions that have committed to Liverpool ONE during the pandemic, including Castore, Boujee, Sky, Vincentius, Sky, Kenji and MAC Cosmetics.
Commenting on the preparations, Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director at Liverpool ONE, said: “Liverpool ONE will be ready for the better days that are coming. As with the periods following the previous lockdowns, we want to reassure visitors they can safely enjoy Liverpool ONE.
“More than that, however, we want them to be as proud of Liverpool ONE as we and our brands are. The investment we are making in readiness is testament to that pride, as are the efforts by the new brands, all of whom are committed to creating something special for our visitors.”
In the build-up to the re-opening, Liverpool ONE will be running a series of ‘Liverpool ONE at Home’ virtual experiences to keep visitors engaged and entertained during the final weeks of the lockdown. The programme follows the success of its Dinosaurs Unleashed AR initiative last year.