Listed Seel Street building could become new nightspot

A Grade II-listed building in the Ropewalks area of Liverpool city centre could become a bar and restaurant under new plans submitted to the council.

A vacant Georgian building at 104 Seel Street in the heart of a busy nightlife district has been earmarked for the transformation.

The applicant is seeking planning permission to turn the site into a licensed eatery, with minimal alteration to the building itself.

A report outlining the plans states: “The premises consists of a three-storey plus basement mid terrace Grade II-listed Georgian building. Internally the property consists of front and rear office rooms at ground, first and second floor level with additional basement storage.

“The structure of the building has been comprehensively restored to conservation standards, including a new roof, replacement of the glazed atrium and timber framed single glazed sash windows. The building is in a basic shell condition and is unoccupied, previously a travel and insurance agents. The proposed use is to change to a restaurant and bar.”

Built in 1800, 104 Seel Street once played host to travel and insurance agencies.

Information contained in the report suggests the new nightspot will be called Cowshed, providing the council grants planning permission to the applicant.

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