It is expected today that the Planning Committee will approve the application to turn the former Bank of England branch in Castle Street into a high-end restaurant. It has been empty for far too many years and this is certainly good news for the city centre coming as it does in the wake of the refurbishment taking place in another iconic building the former Martins Bank on Water Street.

Both of these ‘cathedrals of commerce’ are stunning architectural gems too long ignored and unused but with the capacity to attract hundreds of people to explore inside these masterpieces of Victorian splendour. The Bank of England building is Grade I listed and was built between 1845 and 1848. The developer is Liverpool-based JSM Company Group who are also owners of the former NatWest bank across the road which awaits development and has planning permission for a 92-bed hotel.

PERMISSION GRANTED: Latest report on Liverpool Business News  23.08.23

More information about the project below:

The Business Desk: 15.08.23 

Wikipedia: Bank of England Building

Place North West: 16.08.23

Confidentials Liverpool: 22.08.23