As part of the Council’s ambitious 10 year development plan for Huyton Village Centre, a number of outdated and empty buildings occupying prime locations will be demolished, to make way for new development opportunities.
The first location is The Venue building on Civic Way which closed it doors over a year ago. The decision to close was based on the need for significant investment to update the building, making it ‘fit for purpose’ as well as the dwindling bookings despite efforts over the years to boost uses and bookings.
Hoardings will start to go up around the site later this month and the demolition will follow shortly after.
Once the demolition works are complete, work will then start on transforming the space into a temporary car park, offering over 50 parking bays, whilst a development opportunity for the site is secured.
The car park will provide car parking space to support the other plans for Huyton Village Centre, as well as it’s expanding food and drink offer and emerging night-time economy.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said “We have been supporting a number of new businesses to set up in the Village Centre, creating a unique offer with independent food and drink outlets offering an array of cuisine. Now, it’s time for some of our empty buildings and prime development sites to be ‘construction ready’, making way for future development opportunities here in Huyton.
This is just the start of our ambitious plans for Huyton which includes the creation of a commercial district (complete with a hotel, office and residential accommodation), a village green, a station gateway and a distinctive streetscape scheme on Derby Road which has also benefited from significant investment through our Shop Front Improvement Scheme.
This is an exciting time for Huyton and I look forward to seeing our plans progress.”