LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. 24 Kitchen Street, the Baltic, Liverpool on 4 December 2019. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council.
Following concerns around the future of 24 Kitchen Street, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture Tourism and Events, Councillor Wendy Simon, has issued a statement to put people’s minds at rest:
“24 Kitchen Street is a brilliant venue and a great asset
to the city’s music scene.
“Since the new residential development at nearby Blundell
Street was given planning permission, there has been some concern about
acoustic insulation and potential noise complaints. I want to let you know a lot of work has gone
in to ensuring the building has the right levels of acoustic insulation. I
thank the owners of 24 Kitchen Street who have gone out of their way to install
a new sound system.
“The city council has also ensured that the developer has
installed a level of insulation which exceeds any other new building in the
“These two factors mean we have every confidence the two
buildings can co-exist in the Baltic.
“We will make sure every planning condition that was set
in December 2016 will be met by the developer.
“Just two months ago, Liverpool City Council adopted a
policy which its hoped will safeguard the future of the city’s live music
venues. We will continue to lobby
government to bring in those Agent of Change powers. There is no way we want to
see venues like Kitchen Street closed.
“We’re proud of our continued support for the cultural
sector and commitment to the city’s diverse and vibrant music scene.”