Following on from the redevelopment plans for the old Hoylake lifeboat station, plans have also now been submitted to convert the former tractor shed.
If the plans are approved, the former tractor shed (the righthand building of the former lifeboat station) would become a cafe/bistro with seating for approx 30 customers on the ground floor and approx 18 on the first floor. According to the design statement:
“The cafÃ© will be accommodated within the existing envelope of the building, the only visible changes externally being a new glazed entrance door in the side of the building, enlarged windows to the side to make the most of the views from the seating areas, replacement of the sliding/folding steel door at the front with one large format window and new illuminated signage to the front and side of the building”.
There is also an application for illuminated signage on the front and side of the building.
It is not clear if the intention is for the premises to be licensed and therefore able to sell alcohol.
Again, dedicated parking is not being made available. The triangle of adjacent land is currently owned by Wirral Council and is not part of the proposed schemes.
If all the current plans are approved, the old lifeboat station will become a mixed development of a residential property, an outdoor activity centre and a cafe/bistro.