Liverpool City Council has given Stanley Dock Properties detailed planning permission to convert the historic Grade II listed Victorian Hydraulic Pumphouse Station in Stanley Dock into Liverpool’s “finest waterfront restaurant.” The resulting restaurant is planned to be a 4,400 sq ft destination bistro with seating for up to 200 people.
Darmody Architecture created the ideas for the new restaurant in the Pumphouse as part of the ongoing £250 million rehabilitation of Stanley Dock into the city’s “most prestigious address,” providing hotel, restaurants, and new houses.
Liverpool’s “finest waterfront restaurant” design
The inside of the Pumphouse is divided into four sections: an entrance hall, a boiler room, an accumulator tower, and an engine room. Furthermore, the new restaurant is part of the next phase of work at Stanley Dock, which will cost £120 million.
The main dining space will be the boiler room with a modern glazed addition, producing a “beautiful” glass walled dining space with an 18.5 ft high glass roof overlooking the port. Glazed doors will lead to a beachfront eating deck.
An inner atrium with a 23-foot-high ceiling connects the glazed expansion with the old brick boiler building. Thus, it will accommodate restaurants and a cocktail bar. In the boiler house, a galleried mezzanine floor will be erected to provide a dining area. It will have feature brick walls on the lower level and a private dining space, lounge areas. Additionally, it will have guest cloakrooms/WCs on the upper level.
The engine room will be transformed into yet another “amazing” dining space. This is with complete with a 36-foot-high ceiling and a new feature roof. Moreover, the brick chimney and a portion of the boiler room will be turned into an open-plan professional chef’s kitchen for the restaurant. Thus, it will be viewable to diners from the dining area, with storage provided by the accumulator tower.
The Liverpool’s “finest waterfront restaurant.”
“are delighted to have been granted detailed planning consent by Liverpool City Council. Thus, we will be able to restore and transform the Grade II listed historic Pumphouse at Stanley Dock into a new destination restaurant. Thus, we believe will become the finest waterfront eatery in the city,” said Pat Power, director at Stanley Dock Properties.
“This rehabilitation project is part of Stanley Dock’s transformation into Liverpool’s most prestigious residential and leisure destination.” The Pumphouse looks out over the dock and is next to the historic North Warehouse (constructed in 1854-1855). It is now the 153-room Titanic Hotel.