Plans for first city centre bowling alley get thumbs up

Plans for Liverpool city centre’s first bowling alley have been approved.

Acting on behalf of D2 Investments, HOW Planning has secured approval for the redevelopment of a former warehouse on Duke Street.

D2 Investments is planning a major refurbishment project with plans to create a boutique bowling alley alongside restaurants and bars in the building, which previously housed an indoor car park.

The project has the potential to create job opportunities for approximately 45 people.

Located in Liverpool’s World Heritage Site and the Duke Street conservation area the site is designated as a mixed-use area for creative and cultural uses including residential, employment, community, leisure and retail.

The surrounding area is characterised by a range of different uses including bars and clubs, restaurants, and the new bowling alley will complement, and be in keeping with, the other existing units in the area.

Rachel May, planner at HOW Planning, said: “This is a great result as not only does it pave the way for Liverpool’s first city centre bowling alley, but it has also been specifically designed to ensure connectivity with future development.

“The area has already been identified as a creative hub, which will include new leisure, commercial and retail uses and this decision demonstrates the council’s commitment to encouraging investment in the area.”