News | 20/03/18

Have your say on car park plans

Liverpool City Council is inviting residents to have their say over plans for a new car park to replace the burnt out multi-storey at King’s Dock.

The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park at the Echo Arena was left devastated when fire broke on New Year’s Eve, 2017.  Investigations into the blaze by various authorities are underway.

In the aftermath of the blaze, the council created a 600 space open car park as a temporary replacement.

Now, plans have been drawn up for a number of proposals for a permanent replacement at Monarch’s Quay, King’s Dock.

Other options include the rebuilding of the car park on the existing site. The decision on the permanent replacement car park will be subject to discussions with the insurance company.

The event will consider the principle of a new park and more detailed proposals will follow. However, the council will use the opportunity to take on board any recommendations to come from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service’s report into the fire on New Year’s Eve.

The council will look to implement any proposed safety improvements as part of any new car park construction.

The consultation event will take place at the Liverpool Arena Exhibition Centre on Wednesday, 21 March, between 1pm and 7pm.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, said: “We are considering a new multi-storey car park on the site and the proposals relate to the size and scale of the building, the number of storeys and capacity.”

“The views of the people of Liverpool are really important, so we would like as many residents as possible to come along to the consultation event, look at the plans and tell us what they think.”

Photo shows the new temporary car park at King’s Dock.