Stanley Dock Properties has been granted detailed planning consent from Liverpool City Council to transform the historic Grade II* listed Victorian Hydraulic Pumphouse Station in Stanley Dock into Liverpool’s finest waterfront restaurant, providing a circa 410m² destination eatery able to seat up to 200 diners.
Part of the ongoing €279.5m (£250m) (GDV) regeneration of Stanley Dock into the city’s most exclusive address, providing hotel, restaurants and new homes, the designs for the new restaurant in the Pumphouse were devised by award-winning architectural practice Darmody Architecture.
The interior of the Pumphouse has four distinct spaces - an entrance hall, boiler room, accumulator tower and engine room. The new restaurant is part of the €134m (£120m) (GDV) next phase of works at Stanley Dock, with the consented design allowing for the restoration of the entrance hall, with large existing feature doorway, which will lead into the spectacular main dining space of the new restaurant.
The main dining space will consist of the boiler room, incorporating a contemporary glazed extension, creating a stunning glass-walled dining space with an 18.5ft high glass ceiling overlooking the dock. Glazed doors will open onto an outside waterfront dining terrace.
Connecting the glazed extension and original brick boiler house is an inner atrium with a 23ft high ceiling which will house dining and a cocktail bar. A galleried mezzanine floor will be installed in the boiler house to create a dining area with feature brick walls on the lower level and on the upper level a private dining space, lounge areas and guest clockrooms/WCs.
The engine room will be transformed into another spectacular dining space with a 36ft high ceiling with new feature roof. The brick chimney and part of the boiler room will be converted into a stunning open plan professional chef’s kitchen for the restaurant, visible to customers from the dining area, with the accumulator tower providing storage facilities.
Pat Power, Director at Stanley Dock Properties said: “Stanley Dock Properties are delighted to have been granted detailed planning consent by Liverpool City Council to restore and transform the Grade II* listed historic Pumphouse at Stanley Dock into a new destination restaurant which we believe will become the finest waterfront eatery in the city. This restoration project is part of the regeneration of Stanley Dock into the most exclusive residential and leisure destination in Liverpool.”
Pat Power added: “This will be a major restoration project as the Pumphouse is in need of a new roof and other structural interventions in order to return it to beneficial use. We are currently reviewing the food offering, branding, interior fit out and operator for the new restaurant, to be announced at a later date alongside details of when construction of the new eatery will begin and an anticipated opening date.”