A Grade-II* listed former bank on Ranelagh Street could be converted into a new city centre pub, under plans submitted to the council.
If approved, the ‘Earl of Ranelagh’ will be housed in the old Santander bank opposite Liverpool Central station. The bank was closed in February 2014 and has laid vacant ever since.
Plans for the 1,938 sq ft building include a bar on the ground and first floor, a function room on the second and a flat on the third level. The applicant, Inns and Leisure Ltd, is requesting a closing time of 2am, which is in keeping with the rest of the bars on the street.
Inns and Leisure, based in Preston, is looking to add the city centre venue to its portfolio of pubs, clubs and restaurants throughout the North West. The application claims that its proposal to offer additional “public socialising” with a private function room available will “compliment both the local business and general public.”