The construction of a 333-space five-storey car park designed by Leach Rhodes Walker is set to go ahead in Liverpool.
Liverpool City Council is the developer, and approved the project at its planning committee on Tuesday 10 January. The car park would include 5,971 sq ft of restaurant or bar space on the ground floor with 3,981 sq ft at mezzanine level.
The site is currently a 122-space surface car park. The new car park will be accessed from Crosshall Street, requiring the removal of a bus layover stand, and exited via Sir Thomas Street.
Leach Rhodes Walker designed the scheme. The building includes hard and soft landscaping, and a digital advertising screen on the Sir Thomas Street elevation.
The professional team includes civil engineer Hill Cannon and ecological consultancy EcoNorth.
The plans were unveiled in March 2016 as a £5m project for the city council, with £3m allocated from the Department for Transport’s Local Growth Fund to improve the public realm on Victoria Street.