Victoria Street car park set for approval

A planning application for a 333-space five-storey car park is due to be approved in next week’s Liverpool planning committee meeting.

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 would 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 proposal includes hard and soft landscaping, and a digital advertising screen on the Sir Thomas Street elevation.

The professional team also 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.

The council’s planning committee is due to meet on Tuesday 10 January to consider the application, which was submitted in November 2016.

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Doesn’t look much when compared to the surrounding buildings – it looks dire.

By Bob Dawson

Grim building on land earmarked as an urban park (Liverpool SIF). Really disappointing, but clearly the intention is to add £££ to the sale of the council’s adjoining Municipal Building.

With that in mind, its really a physical manifestation of council budget cuts…

By Hokey Cokey

This new development will bring more revenue into the city than current car-park.
No brainer

By Shane

Almost tripling the number of cars in area that houses Europe’s busiest bus station & the entrance to the Birkenhead Tunnel is a potential recipient for gridlock. No matter for Joe Schmo, the sight of cars everywhere is a sign of prosperity & progress in his misguided eyes.

By The Childwall Kid

Very poor design, could do much better! No account taken of historic context. This is a World Heritage Site and it’s right at its core!

By Altmouth

Europe’s busiest bus station, can you back that up?

By Yesrem

I think The Childwall Kid needs to check their facts, this bus station doesn’t even compare to London Victoria let alone the rest of Europe.

By Wirral Squirrel

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