The fight is on to save 24 Kitchen Street

Development plans could spell the end for popular Baltic Triangle club, say owners

David Blake

Date published: 5th Dec 2019

The future of Liverpool’s 24 Kitchen Street venue is under threat (again) from neighbouring residential plans, according to the owners.

A post on the Baltic Triangle club’s Facebook page said their ‘worst fears are being confirmed’ as the council seeks to give permission to a neighbouring block of flats that would ‘almost certainly lead to noise complaints’.

Owners say that the council have suggested seeking Temporary Event Notices (TEN) for their louder events, but that this may affect up to 60-90 shows per year (the venue is only allowed to apply for twelve TENs per year).

24 Kitchen Street state that they are ‘not prepared to accept this’ and would rather shut their doors than work ‘under such restrictive conditions’.

Ioan Roberts, the venue’s owner, has set up a campaign - #savekitchenstreet - to rescue the venue, and is appealing for £30,000 in order to mount a legal challenge against the developer and the council.

Roberts says they will use the money to hire a barrister and seek to implement a ‘Deed of Easement’, which would allow the venue to continue with current noise levels without fear of complaint and potential closure. (This deed has previously been used to save late night venues including Ministry of Sound in London.) 

For their part, Liverpool council say they have spent ‘a huge amount of time’ working with the venue and the developer on acoustic issues.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, a council spokesman said: “After a number of noise assessments and late night visits the council is satisfied that the new residential building incorporates a sufficiently high-performance specification of acoustic proofing which would sufficiently mitigate against noise from typical events at 24 Kitchen Street.”

However, the council has been criticised for contradicting their own recently adopted ‘Agent of Change’ principle, which supposedly seeks to protect venues such as 24 Kitchen Street from property developers.

You can find out more about 24 Kitchen Street’s campaign via their GoFundMe page and change.org petition, and buy tickets for upcoming events below.

Upcoming Events At 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

Here are the next 4 upcoming events At 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

Subliminal Sounds: Technimatic, Peshay, Blocks & Escher, Ed:it Featured event
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Subliminal Sounds: Technimatic, Peshay, Blocks & Escher, Ed:it

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24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

Tuesday 21st Jan

10:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 1:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

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Kaiju return with Outhouse Sounds to bring you the finest drum and bass, liquid and 140's for a nigh...

Hot Plate x 23 Degrees: Steve Stamp (DJ Steves)
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Hot Plate x 23 Degrees: Steve Stamp (DJ Steves)

24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

Thursday 23rd Jan

10:00pm til 3:00am (last entry 11:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

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People Just Do Nothing star, writer and all round wiggy mess comes for a late night garage sesh at 2...

I Love Acid with Ceephax Acid Crew, Luke Vibert, Posthuman+more Featured event
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I Love Acid with Ceephax Acid Crew, Luke Vibert, Posthuman+more

24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

Friday 24th Jan

10:00pm til 4:00am (last entry 11:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

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Sambroso All Stars present: The Buena Vista Featured event
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Sambroso All Stars present: The Buena Vista

24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

Friday 24th Jan

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

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Some of the most accomplished cuban musicians in the UK return after two sellouts to perform one of ...