Newly-released images offer a glimpse of a £10m leisure venue planned for Liverpool city centre that will create 250 jobs. Tony McDonough reports
New images show how the £10m Gravity leisure attraction will look when it opens early in 2023.
Gravity will occupy 100,000 sq ft on the upper floors of the former Debenhams store at Liverpool ONE. It will feature a rooftop bar, e-karting, bowling, urban golf, food and drink and live entertainment.
Liverpool ONE owner Grosvenor has also secured a letting for the building with Marks & Spencer. The retailer will leave its current Church Street home, which it has occupied for almost 100 years, by the middle of 2023. Debenhams closed its doors in May 2021.
Designed by Townscape Architects, the venue will be the biggest yet built by Gravity Active Entertainment. The business already operates venues in the UK and at other European locations. Its will offer 12 “immersive and experiential” activities.
Gravity Liverpool ONE is anticipated to attract more than 700,000 visitors per year. It will employ more than 250 people.
Michael Harrison, co-founder and chief growth officer at Gravity, said: “This is a significant step in our journey, with the new Liverpool ONE flagship bringing together everything we have learned.
“It has been great working with Grosvenor and its team, all of whom share our passion and commitment to creating something unique in the heart of this fantastic city.”
Metis and Stärka acted for Liverpool ONE. Savills represented Gravity.
Alison Clegg, managing director, asset management, at Grosvenor, added: “This is going to be a fantastic new anchor that provides additional reasons to visit or extend an existing trip. It reaffirms Liverpool ONE’s position as the UK’s leading retail and entertainment destination.”