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Liverpool City Council's planning committee approved a Boxpark venue and 70 homes. Credit: via planning documents

Green light for £3.5m Boxpark Liverpool

Liverpool City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the developer’s application to transform Liverpool’s Canning Hall into an all-day dining destination this morning.

A residential scheme to provide 70 homes off Commercial Road was also approved, following councillor recommendations.

Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street

Application number: 22F/2808

Boxpark will open its first venue outside of London in Cains Brewery Estate later this year, investing over £3.5m to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

Boxpark chief executive Simon Champion, commented: “We are delighted to receive the news today that Boxpark Liverpool has planning approval as our team has put a lot of work into bringing the Canning Hall at Cains Brewery back to life.

“We’re very excited to bring jobs, and a lot of fun, to the Baltic Triangle which we see as an area with great prospects over the next few years.”

The 21,000 sq ft project will include 10 kitchen units, three internal bars, and a series of food and drink kiosks surrounding a central dining area and events space.

A mezzanine will also provide an additional seating area, bar, games areas, and toilets.

The 5,400 sq ft external terrace will comprise a series of shipping containers placed along Parliament Street, to create an al-fresco dining area complemented by external bars.

Architect BDP and planning consultant Quod are on the project team for the development.

Managing director of Cains Brewery Village, Harj Dusanj responded to the approval“Today marks an exciting day for Cains Brewery Village with the planning approval of Boxpark Liverpool.

“It takes a village to nurture the regeneration of Cains Brewery and we are thankful for all parties that have worked hard to make this next chapter a truly exciting one.”

Councillor Sarah Doyle, cabinet member for development and economy, added: “The arrival of Boxpark Liverpool will provide a welcome boost to the leisure offer in the Baltic district.

“The development is a significant investment creating a considerable number of jobs and now they have planning permission, I look forward to their opening.”

Read more about the plans for the project.

Site Between 43 Commercial Road and Tobacco Wharf, Kirkdale

Application number: 22F/0085

Elavace will develop a brownfield site located off Commercial Road.

The development will provide 70 homes within two perpendicular blocks. One four-storey block will face Commercial Road, while the larger six-storey block will overlook the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

SNOW Architects has drawn up the plans which will provide 56 one-bedroom, and 19 two bedroom apartments.

Residents will have access to shared outdoor amenity space and an underground car park.

Greyside Planning is the planning consultant for the project.

Read more about the plans for the project.

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Two positives from a pretty lack-lustre planning agenda of about 5 items, the city council cabinet member for development must know that big, high-profile planning applications are not arriving at the moment, so what does the council do about it?
Do they pro-actively go out and seek institutions and investors who want to work with the council to develop the city centre, business district, and the neighbourhoods? It doesn`t appear like it.

By Anonymous

Some weeks back PNW had an interview with Liverpool City`s head of planning, she said they were processing more applications than ever, so how come the planning meeting has such a small and insignificant agenda. They are processing a backlog of minor applications while at the same time,seemingly,closing down old applications that have expired and never been followed up from years ago. She said her door is always open but is anyone enquiring, it appears that any attenders will be told “keep to our rigid local plan or don`t bother”.

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