Details of £10m go-karting, bowling and golf venue to open in former Debenhams store revealed – Business Live
The venue is expected to open in the final three months of 2022
Details of a £10m project to open a go-karting, bowling and indoor golf venue in Liverpool city centre have been revealed for the first time.
The plans from Gravity Active Entertainment for the old Debenhams store at Liverpool ONE come after the city council gave the scheme its backing in February.
The 100,000 sq ft venue would be spread across the upper two floors of the former department store and is expected to open during the last three months of 2022.
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Billed as an "evolution" of Gravity Southside, Wandsworth, Liverpool ONE is said to be the first venue to feature an outside rooftop space that will be integrated into the overall experience.
Michael Harrison, co-founder and chief growth officer at Gravity, said: "This is our biggest investment yet and we are delighted to be collaborating with Grosvenor, at a destination that has continued to perform positively despite the recent market challenges.
"As a business, we are getting stronger all the time and we have no doubt that we will control one million square feet of the high street within the next two years.
"Gravity is at the forefront of the trend for more leisure led hospitality experiences, and has become a household name. We are particularly excited about Liverpool ONE, as it is our debut in the heart of a city centre.
"As a company committed to pushing the boundaries of leisure and active entertainment, we can’t wait to integrate other traditional experiences with technology, as we have done with our e-karting experience and AR bowling."
Alison Clegg, managing director, asset management, Grosvenor, added: "We are delighted to welcome Gravity to Liverpool ONE, and to be the partner and destination of choice for such a landmark moment in the company’s expansion.
"This signing reinforces Liverpool ONE’s credentials as the UK’s leading retail and entertainment destination. It also makes great sense to be bringing such an exciting concept to Liverpool; as the UK’s most sociable city, it is the perfect home for Gravity."
Metis and Stärka acted for Liverpool ONE. Savills represented Gravity.