Rooftop bar plan for Duke Street revealed

A car park on Liverpool’s Duke Street could be turned into shops, cafes and a rooftop bar under new plans submitted this week.

Frensons, which owns the car park on Duke Street, wants to convert the site into an ‘arcade’ style building with a rooftop terrace overlooking Wolstenholme Square, the site of the Kazimier club.

The building frontage on Duke Street will be refurbished to create three new units that would host café, restaurant or bar space. Meanwhile, a new single-storey building on the car park site will include a roof terrace, which is described as ‘garden oasis’ overlooking Wolstenholme Square in the application.

According to the application: “The terrace will provide the customers with an open-air garden oasis feel. The structure will use a grid system to provide maximum flexibility to respective occupants during the development.”

The new development is one of several proposed for the Duke Street and Wolstenholme Square areas. An application to demolish the Kazimier and Nation clubs and build 447 studio apartments, a new nightclub and café and retail space has also been submitted for a site opposite the Frensons application.

The development has been designed by Snook Architects, which also designed Soho in Concert Square and Groves on Concert Steps.

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