Liverpool ONE doubles outside seating

Leisure destination Liverpool ONE has announced it will increase its socially distanced, outdoor seating capacity by 100% as part of its plans to support operators and safely accommodate visitors as they return to the destination from 12 April.

Supplementing the existing external covers, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, which operates Liverpool ONE, has worked closely with its occupiers to facilitate an additional 610 covers.

Of these, half of the covers introduced will bolster the existing outdoor seating areas of Liverpool ONE’s restaurants, cafés, bars and leisure experiences, while the remainder will form part of pop-up activations across Chavasse Park alongside new dedicated communal spaces across the destination.

“We have a responsibility to reassure visitors they can return safely, while also inspiring them to spend time enjoying Liverpool ONE with friends and family as the lockdown begins to lift," says Alison Clegg, managing director, asset management at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.

"At the same time, we are very conscious our tenants need continued support. The additional covers and reintroduction of the social distanced circles on Chavasse Park achieve these two objectives, creating more opportunities for tenants to welcome visitors as they return to Liverpool ONE.”

As non-essential retail and hospitality reopens, three new F&B and leisure brands will also be joining Liverpool ONE’s line-up including Maggie Fu, the Liverpool-based street food operator; Mamasan, with its first restaurant outside Scotland; and new experiential golfing concept On The Green.