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.
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.