New homes could replace Kirkdale bingo hall

Homes could be built at the site of a former bingo hall in Kirkdale under new plans.

Proposals to construct five townhouses and 32 apartments where Princess Bingo Hall once stood have been submitted to Liverpool City Council.

Sited on Selwyn Street, the apartment block would vary between three and six storeys high and include a commercial unit on the ground floor as well as a courtyard, car parking, a cycle storage area and landscaping.

The plans, which comprise a mixture of studio, one, two and three-bedroom properties, are being touted as a “regeneration opportunity” which would bring “much needed” new homes and economic development to Kirkdale.

A report issued to the council reads: “The application is submitted as a major development opportunity on a vacant urban site in one of the city’s most deprived areas. The proposal is a regeneration opportunity and will deliver much needed new homes and economic development in the Kirkdale area of the city.

“The proposed apartments and five townhouses will be attractive to a range of family and single persons, with studio flats, one-bed, two-bed and three-bed apartments being a genuine housing mix in an area where housing units across all tenures are in need to meet local area housing requirements.”

The site earmarked for the residential development has lain vacant since the Princess Bingo Hall was demolished in mid-2016.

Photo by Keith Rose.

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