Liverpool City Council has lodged a planning application to build a 333-space car park on Victoria Street in the city centre.
The scheme will also include 5,971 sq ft of restaurant or bar space on the ground floor with 3,981 sq ft at mezzanine level.
The site, bordered by Crosshall Street and Sir Thomas Street, is currently used as a 122-space surface car park and sits to the immediate south of the Municipal Buildings. The new car park will be accessed from Crosshall Street, necessitating the removal of a bus layover stand, and exited via Sir Thomas Street.
The plans were unveiled in March this year as a £5m project for the city council. Alongside the car park itself, £3m is to be accessed from the Department for Transport’s Local Growth Fund to improve public realm on Victoria Street.
Manchester architect Leach Rhodes Walker has designed the scheme. Some hard and soft landscaping will be included, while anodised aluminium panels and stone rainscreens will be used in the design. A digital advertising screen on the Sir Thomas Street elevation is proposed.
A transport assessment prepared by Flinders Chase for Willmott Dixon, the project contractor, said that due to its location between the commercial district and retail area, the car park will provide for the needs of business users, residents and shoppers alike. In line with the Merseyside Local Transport Plan, three charging points for electric vehicles will be provided.
The professional team also includes civil engineer Hill Cannon and ecological consultancy EcoNorth.