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Green light for Duke Street bowling alley

Plans to open a bowling alley in Liverpool city centre have been given the go-ahead.

Your Move revealed in January that D2 Investment Ltd wants to redevelop a car park on Duke Street into a new facility featuring ten-pin bowling and a bar and restaurant.

Liverpool City Council has now approved the proposals which also include pool tables, table tennis, shuffleboard and a karaoke room.

If everything goes to plan, the bowling alley would become the first to open in Liverpool city centre and the second in the city in total alongside Hollywood Bowl at Liverpool Shopping Park.

Site of the new bowling alley on Duke Street.

Designs for the scheme have been drawn up by Liverpool-based architectural practice Snook Architects. The firm has worked on a number of projects across the city including McCooley’s in Concert Square and Blind Tiger on Seel Street.

A document included with the planning application says: “The proposed scheme seeks to achieve a striking, delicate balance between providing quality leisure activity whilst simultaneously enhancing the existing façade and locale to allow for a characterful proposal that is conducive with modern city living.

“The proposal reuses the existing shell whilst refurbishing and remodelling the interior plan.”

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