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Vintage market, café and creative workshop planned for Ten Streets

A vintage market, café and creative workshop could transform a vacant warehouse in Liverpool’s Ten Streets area if plans are approved.

The proposed venue in the emerging district would also have space outside for occasional street food units and seating.

Liverpool City Council’s planning committee will consider the plans for the Cotton Street site, which was used for engineering works before becoming vacant for several years, during a meeting on Tuesday 9 October.

According to a document to be considered by the committee: “This application seeks permission to use the premises as a vintage market and workshop space for the creation and selling of vintage and upcycled furniture, craft materials.

“This proposal would provide work studios/spaces where start-up creative businesses would have dedicated areas to create their products alongside other artists/makers, etc.

“They would then have the option to sell their products on days when the workshops would be open to the public in a market style environment.”

In addition, four workshop spaces are proposed for the unit to provide a place for demonstrations and bookable classes which the public could attend.

The applicant, named in the document as Tina Kavanagh, is said to envisage that the sessions would take place at weekends and would be primarily focused on introducing children to making and creating art and other wares.

No external alterations are proposed for the fabric of the building as part of the project, which is recommended for approval by the committee.

If approved, the applicant is looking to open the building between 8am and 8pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10am until 6pm on Sundays and bank holidays.