Opportunities for the site of the former Liverpool waterfront car park which was destroyed by fire in 2017 are being explored.
The ACC Liverpool Group has confirmed it is working with Liverpool City Council on plans now that work is underway on a new parking facility (pictured) at Monarch’s Quay.
Contractor Willmott Dixon is on site to build the £30 million nine-floor facility, which will have a capacity for 1,454 cars.
Ground clearing works have commenced, with the car park scheduled to open in summer 2020, and a temporary four-floor car park is in place to support the event campus for the next 18 months.
Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group which operates the city’s M&S Bank Arena, Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the ACC Liverpool conference centre, says: “We are embarking on an exciting phase with the construction of the new permanent car park and we ask for visitors’ continued patience as building work takes place.
“When open, it will benefit visitors to the multitude of conference, entertainment events and exhibitions we hold across the site. In the meantime we are pleased to have a temporary multi-storey car park adjacent to our venues.
“We are working with Liverpool City Council to explore opportunities for the site of the former car park and will ensure that plans enhance the continued development of the campus and the city.”
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson adds: “This new facility will provide the waterfront with a car park fit for the future. The site of the original car park will be a useful asset in how we shape the next phase of the regeneration of Kings Dock.”