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Grosvenor Eaton Estate submitted the plans to create the 13,000 sq ft leisure hub at Pepper Street Car Park. Credit: via planning documents

Ice rink, silent cinema planned for Chester car park roof

Pepper Street’s multi-storey car park could be transformed to create a 13,000 sq ft city centre food and drink hub with a flexible events space to offer gym classes, a silent cinema, craft fairs, and even an ice rink.

Grosvenor Eaton Estate developed the plans for the rooftop leisure facility, which would see levels eight and nine of Pepper Street’s car park converted to house four repurposed shipping containers with food and drink concessions.

Wooden cabanas would be lined up along the street front for seating.

With a total capacity of 300 people, an area will also be set aside on the top floor for pop-up events and activities.

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Pop-up events could include an ice rink. Credit: via planning documents

There would be 206 parking spaces provided for guests, with the scheme leading to a loss of 67 spaces on the car park’s upper floors to make way for the hub.

Fisher German is the planning consultant for the scheme. CBO is advising on transport and Spratt + Hamer is advising on noise.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number 23/00934/FUL on Cheshire West and Chester’s planning portal.

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By Dan

A silent cinema sounds OK, with people listening through Bluetooth headphones, I assume. I pity the people sat around the kids from all the public transport I use though, who insist on listening to music/video on their phone’s speaker, because they don’t have Bluetooth headphones.

By Edge

@Dan Nicest city maybe, but worst car park in the north west!

By Anonymous

@Edge they all have bluetooth headphones, they’re just too selfish and self important to use them!

By The Wiganer

Yeah because selling booze in a car park doesn’t sound problematic at all. Have you ever been to that car park? Whoever gave this the OK needs their head sorting

By Anon

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