Jamaica Street car park CGI Lee Siadankay p planning

CGI showing the proposed office block and MSCP off Jamaica Street in Liverpool. Credit: via planning documents

Large car park proposed for Baltic Triangle

Developer Lee Siadankay wants to demolish a warehouse off Jamaica Street in Liverpool and build a 216-space multistorey car park, offices and shops in its stead.

Plans lodged with Liverpool City Council seek to demolish the nearly 20,000 sq ft warehouse building that sits between Jamaica Street, New Bird Street, Flint Street and Greenland Street in the city’s Baltic Triangle district. The proposals do not include a derelict building that sits adjacent to the site, fronting Flint Street.

The new multistorey car park would be five storeys in height and 81,840 sq ft in size. There would be space for 216 cars to park, including 10 accessible bays and four dedicated parent and children spaces. There would also be space for 24 electric vehicles to charge.

Designed by architect MCAU, the car park would be built in such a way as to be easily converted into various other uses such as offices, should car dependency shrink.

The proposals also include space for nine motorbikes to park and a cycle storage area with CCTV that would be capable of holding 108 bicycles.

Access to the car park would be from New Bird Street.

Jamaica Street car park drawing view from New Bird Street Lee Siadankay p planning

View of the proposed MSCP from New Bird Street. Credit: via planning documents

Adjacent to the MSCP would be a seven-storey building with more than 23,800 sq ft of office space. These would be designed to have traditional floorplates, flex spaces, artist workshops, and co-working space.

Along Greenland Street and Jamaica Street, the ground floor of the MSCP and office building would be 8,115 sq ft of commercial space that could hold a small neighbourhood shop, café, creche or gym.

Entrance to the offices and retail component of the scheme would be from New Bird Street, Greenland Street, and Jamaica Street.

The Planning Studio is the planning consultant for the scheme.

The project team includes AEC Acoustics, SCP Transport Consultants, Rob Burns Heritage, Collington Winter Environmental and Shape Engineering.

Want to learn more about the proposals? The application’s reference number with Liverpool City Council is 22F/1113.

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The warehouse to be demolished would be no loss, it`s not historic and has zero architectural merit, also parking in the Baltic of a daytime gets more difficult, and a purpose built MSCP should be more secure than in narrow streets. Baltic needs a mix of business, leisure and residential or it would be too quiet on weekday evenings. More hotels would be another plus, while a really classy market in this immediate location would do well, similar to St Georges Market in Belfast , selling streetfood, fruit and veg, cheeses, artwork and the like.

By Anonymous

Definitely a great improvement on what is there now and the great need for extra carparking and new business/commercial space.

By Jamaica Jim

Good news for business

By Cal

Good news, on both counts: Baltic needs more offices and safe, multi-storey car parking. If approved I’d expect this to be an instant success.

By Sceptical

This design looks a lot better. Get it built. I agree with everything anonymous says below 👇🏼

By David

Absolutely not! Cannot be allowed, totally not acceptable not least because there is the John Lewis and exhibition centre car parks close by. Not at all in keeping with what the Baltic is about.

By Baltic resident

I disagree with @Baltic resident. Small office space and shops for new businesses is exactly what Baltic is about. The design is decent and actually appears deliverable without being value engineered down to something totally different. Parking is a problem affecting residents and businesses throughout the Baltic. Yes we should be promoting sustainable travel options, and things will hopefully improve when the new station opens, but a multi-storey car park is a perfectly reasonable and appropriate solution – especially when it includes mixed uses like this. Get it built please!

By Anonymous

Who’s going to park in the John Lewis or convention centre car parks and walk to Jamaica Street? Hardly anybody does it now, hence the available parking all around the Baltic is busy all of the time! Let me guess, you don’t need/have a car? Lucky you…

By Abots

@baltic resident, you either don’t have a car or have a private parking space?
A multi-storey car park has been part of the plans for many years now. Car spaces are very limited here and it will help alleviate the problem. The other two car parks are too far away if you have items for work and study you have to carry.

By Nosey Parker

Liverpool – putting the “sub” onto urban yet again. Sustainable active travel please. MSCP undermines this area’s urban credentials, making us an ever more Tier 3 city

By Tier 3

In reply to Anonymous, there is already a large indoor market to fit the bill with Red Brick Market in Cain’s Brewery Village selling a wide range of items and the Baltic market catering for street food. Totally agree that more parking is needed to bring shoppers and families to the area.

By Anonymous

We still have spaces most days and the availability of annual passes at King Park Parking on King’s Dock Street.

Large numbers we get daily suggest parking is still going to be a thing for a while yet. Better to plan for it properly than have cars littered in places they shouldn’t be.

By KingPark

The Baltic needs less offices, flats and cars and more venues like 24 Kitchen Street and District. A free shuttle bus from various places in the city, similar to Manchester’s free bus, would be better and less damaging to the environment.

By Anonymous

The Baltic is a great mix of business, innovation and start ups, this is an employment area, without them much of the support services such as leisure facilities would struggle to survive. I remember when the CUC first opened and the choice was fairly basic. Since then the working and residential populations have grown. You need one to feed the other.

By Baltic realist

Can this developer deliver? We`ll see , but this looks a useful project, adding to the mix in the Baltic which still has a long way to go to reach it`s potential, of course accessibility will be much improved when the new train station opens.

By Anonymous

More great news

By Anonymous

It’s a must. We need more secure parking here. Visitors have nowhere to park except narrow streets and back alleys.

By Eric Anon

This project is not very glamours or gentrifying but it’s must- while areas develops they need “booring” infrastructure like car parks etc- this will help to build and sustain the other more exciting things going on

By Stuart wood

@baltic resident gentrification is what the baltic stands for so of course this is what it needs. All of the arts, music and culture have relocated or will shut down over the few yesrs as the rents are ridiculous. It’s just an extension of concert Square/seel Steet now. If you want culture look elsewhere.

By Anonymous

Absolutely amazing !! Parking is really needed around this area and that old warehouse gone! Congratulations !! All these comments saying this is a bad idea ? Ridiculous this is great for the area !

By Anonymous

Love this hip area Baltic Triangle

By Anonymous

What’s happening with the Baltic Hotel extension?

By Anonymous

What on Earth has happened to the Baltic? Feels like the momentum has died a bit. Birmingham have basically replicated it in Digbeth.

By Elle

The Baltic Hotel is fine, no one would be bothered in eg Berlin, meanwhile the Baltic momentum suffered with the issues surrounding Elliot who had some good sites active or pending, also the city council are still concerned about heights and studio sizes which is putting off developers. The Norton site needs activity and some other bombsites need looking at , hopefully sooner rather than later.

By Anonymous

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