Liverpool ONE South John Street

Footlocker to open 21,000 sq ft store in Liverpool ONE

The global footwear retail brand is to open one of the largest in its 2,500-strong estate, on South John Street. Music retailer HMV has stepped aside from the unit, moving into a nearby 13,000 sq ft space last week to accommodate the move.

Alison Clegg, director of asset management at Grosvenor Europe, said: “Securing Footlocker is a reflection of our strategy of providing visitors with a highly compelling and relevant offer that is unavailable elsewhere.

“Along with the new HMV, the new stores will provide on-trend, exciting offers that further strengthen Liverpool ONE’s great mix of brands.” The HMV shop includes an enlarged vinyl section, as the retailer looks to tap into a resurgent part of the music market.

Footlocker currently operates from Church Street in the city, and also has stores in Manchester, Chester and the Trafford Centre.

Clegg continued: “An increasing number of retailers including Footlocker, JD Sports, and Nespresso have launched new stores concepts in Liverpool ONE – an endorsement of their performance and confidence.”

JD and Superdry both opened major stores in the last quarter of 2017, while Seven Liverpool, a ‘concept brand’ owned by Footasylum, recently celebrating its first birthday on Paradise Street.

Grosvenor said that the deals follow a record year for Liverpool ONE, with year-on-year sales up 3% in 2017 and footfall exceeding 29m for the first time.

Cushman & Wakefield and Metis Real Estate Advisors acted for Liverpool ONE.  Footlocker were represented by Brasier Freeth.  HMV dealt directly through its in-house team.

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Others are stating this will be the largest in the world, you say it will be one of, why is this?

By Peter Stoba

It has been intimated that Selfridges Trafford Centre does better than Selfridges in Manchester City Centre. Despite Trafford not stocking some of the very high end merchandise like Laboutin and Chanel (as the brands allegedly dictate they must be in a city centre store). And the reason it out performs is due to the ‘Scouse Pound’ it is such as shame that there is not an equivalent to Selfridges in Liverpool 1. I appreciate that Selfridges cannot go there but something similar would do very well indeed!

By Jamie Brooke

Reminds me of the joke by Jimmy Carr, Liverpool, the only city where JD Sports has a bridal wear section.

By Joker

Loads of people from Liverpool shop in the selfridges Trafford Centre. I reckon if they opened one in Liverpool it would do better than some of their other stores.

By Bling

This will be one of the largest Footlockers in the universe.

By Troll

At least people get married in Liverpool. Anyway who the hell is Jimmy Carr?

By Man on bicycle

@Joker, hurry up or you’ll be late for school!

By Just saying

Hopefully it is built by Carlsberg and you can get a bevvie there?

By Tony da techie

Jamie, the high end brands don’t sell at the TC Selfridges, they’re very different stores, they do sell in Manchester across from Harvey Nichols, you are right though a lot of Liverpudlians do prefer to go to the Trafford Centre, people travel all the way from Leeds to the Trafford Centre.

By Tex

Never mind selfridges they should re open Wade Smiths la

By Terry

Yes Terry!

By Peter Stoba

Yes Terry! C’mon Dave and Rob Wade Smith where are you? We can get the old crew back! With Mary Mullholland back on security – code 10 those were the days! Brings a tear to my eye!

By Lizzy Baggot

who remembers that Ellesse mural on the wade smith staircase wall when it was on Matthew street? then it went mainstream and moved round the corner to “the climbing wall” shop.

By GARY

Remember it all and the alien in the glass floor in ladieswear in the basement. (this was when more mainstream though). They were good times!

By Lizzy Baggot

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