A new multi pound car park in the heart of Liverpool City Ctr has been approved today at a planning committee meeting in the Town Hall.
The current street entry car park which has a 122 capacity, with no disabled bays will be replaced by a multi storey car park with 5 levels, with a capacity of approx 333 spaces, including 15 motorcycle bays, 28 cycle bays, 14 accessible bays and 3 electric vehicle charging bays. Adjoing the facility will be a 3 storey building which has been designed for restaurant / bar facilities.
The current entrance on Victoria St will be replaced with an entrance on Crosshall St and an exit on the opposite side in Sir Thomas Street.
The new complex will be owned and run by Liverpool City Council and is expected to be completed in November 2017.
The plans include planting 90 new trees in the area to replace the ones which will be removed during the construction.
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “Victoria Street is a vital artery in Liverpool’s retail core and a high quality car park will provide a huge boost for surrounding businesses such as the Metquarter.
“The scale of the investment and creation of a new leisure attraction will also help accelerate the regeneration that is beginning to take place there.
“The current car park is not fit for purpose – offering no bays for blue badge holders, cyclist or motor cyclists. Many of the bays have also been distorted by the root system of the current trees and I’m delighted this car park will pave the way for a much more extensive and much needed planting scheme in this part of the city centre.”
Designed by Willmott Dixon, construction is expected to begin late Feb 2017.