Property services firm The Momentum Group wins deal to deliver £10m leisure venue set to open in former Debenhams store in Liverpool. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool property services firm The Momentum Group has secured a deal for the fit-out and delivery of a £10m leisure venue opening in Liverpool ONE.
Due to open early in the New Year, Gravity will occupy 100,000 sq ft on the upper floors of the former Debenhams store. It will feature 11 immersive experiences including e-karting, bowling and urban golf. It will also offer 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.
Chris Renshaw, co-founder and director at The Momentum Group, said: “The demand for leisure experiences and pursuits is increasing. We are thrilled to have been appointed to deliver this project.
“This project is vast and Gravity’s largest in the UK. We are delighted to be able to showcase our services and partnership working with the team at Gravity.”
Gravity Liverpool ONE is anticipated to attract more than 700,000 visitors per year. It will employ more than 250 people.
Speaking on behalf of Gravity, Gareth Buxton, added: “The experience, attention to detail and local knowledge that The Momentum Group brings is what we needed for this ambitious project.
“Their flexible approach to the project, network of suppliers and contacts is what makes them unique. There is a growing demand for visitor immersive experiences. This project will bring together a number of complex entertainment units to deliver the revolutionary concept.”