COS TO LAUNCH REGIONAL FLAGSHIP AT LIVERPOOL ONE

Grosvenor Europe has announced that leading fashion brand, COS, is to open a North West regional flagship store in Liverpool ONE.

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COS will launch a 5,700 sq ft store at the entrance to Peter’s Lane this May, adjacent to Flannels and Beauty Bazaar Harvey Nichols.  Situated in a former warehouse with links back to the city’s maritime history, the store will showcase COS’s fashion ranges for women and men, bringing the brand’s modern, functional and considered design to the North West for the first time in a standalone store.

Commenting on the news, Alison Clegg, Director, Asset Management at Grosvenor Europe, said: “We are very pleased to secure a first store in the North West for COS, which is another great directional fashion brand for Liverpool ONE.  COS joins a cache of exceptional premium brands located on Peter’s Lane that together provide the best in designer clothing, footwear, jewellery and beauty products.”

Sam Miller, Head of Expansion at H&M Group, added: “Liverpool is known for its focus on fashion, and nowhere more so than Liverpool ONE.  The high footfall and line-up of complementary brands on Peter’s Lane will be great assets as we introduce our first COS standalone store in the North West.”

Liverpool ONE continues to grow and outperform, this year marking its tenth anniversary since opening in 2008.  The signing of COS follows a record year for Liverpool ONE, with sales up 3% in 2017 compared to 2016 and an annual footfall of 29 million.  In addition, a further new entrant to Liverpool ONE’s Peter’s Lane will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Cushman & Wakefield and Metis Real Estate Advisors acted for Liverpool ONE. COS dealt direct.

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Notes to editors

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE is Grosvenor Europe’s unique retail and leisure destination at the very heart of Liverpool.  Its virtually invisible boundaries connect the city with the impressive waterfront and the inspiring architecture of the commercial district.

Spread over three levels, Liverpool ONE is the region’s destination of choice for consumers and brands alike.  Its offer includes over 170 leading UK and international retailers, including Michael Kors, Zara, John Lewis, Beauty Bazaar Harvey Nichols, Ted Baker and Reiss.  They are complemented by a series of distinct dining destinations, with Wahaca, Roxy Ball Room and Reds True BBQ all joining Liverpool ONE’s line-up in the last twelve months.

Grosvenor Europe’s proactive asset management has led to 20 brands committing in the past year and Liverpool ONE delivering significant sustained growth since opening.  Footfall and sales, for example, have increased by 5.5% and 8% respectively per annum since 2008.

Grosvenor Europe

Grosvenor Europe invests in, develops, operates and manages real estate assets and funds, with a focus on vibrant European cities including: Paris, Stockholm, Madrid and Liverpool.

We specialise in mixed-use property, with strong expertise in retail and leisure and have a growing focus on residential development. We combine our local knowledge with Grosvenor Group’s 340 years’ experience in global real estate, providing access to European markets for international partners and creating value for our Shareholder, investment partners and the local communities in which we work.

As at 31 December 2016 Grosvenor Europe managed £2.9bn / €3.43bn of assets including Liverpool ONE in the UK, Skärholmen Centrum shopping centre in Stockholm and a portfolio of residential developments in central Madrid.  For more information visit the website www.grosvenor.com   @GrosvenorEurope