Food and beverage proposal, creating 266 jobs, approved by Liverpool City Council

The Bold Street site (Image courtesy Google Street View)

Liverpool City Council planning committee this morning (March 1) approved plans for a new food and beverage scheme in the city’s Bold Street, which will create 266 jobs.

The application, by Manchester-based bars and restaurants group Mission Mars, is to convert a former food market in Radiant House into a bar/restaurant, with two ground floor retail units, including the transformation of the basement, ground floor, mezzanine and part of the first floor areas.

Mission Mars operates the the Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza chain and the Albert’s Schloss and Albert’s Schenke bars.

It currently operates two Rudy’s restaurants and an Albert’s Schenke bar in Liverpool.

The new scheme comprises 6,000 sq ft and is situated opposite the busy Central underground rail station.

The six-storey site, which sits in the Duke Street Conservation Area, has been empty since 2019, and previously housed a food market, and a first floor Argos retail unit, which closed in 2014/15.

Planning officers, who recommended the application, said a midnight closing time has been agreed with the operator. No objections to the planning proposal were received.

Committee chair, Cllr Tony Concepcion, said: “This is a welcome application bringing back into use a building that has been empty for some time.”

The application was approved unanimously by eight votes.

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