Approval for Duke Street hotel

Henry Space Developments has been given the go-ahead to bring a 200-bed aparthotel to Liverpool including the conversion of four listed terraces and a new-build extension on Duke Street.

Designed by architect Falconer Chester Hall, the proposals are for a part four, part eight-storey building, which will be linked to four existing listed Georgian terraces between 118 and 126 Duke Street.

Plans were first put forward for the hotel conversion in April, and Liverpool City Council has now given the scheme the go-ahead following a legal agreement. Planning permission was previously granted for a residential scheme of 151 apartments.

FCH’s proposals include a new-build element which sits on the corner of Kent Street and Henry Street; this will link to the grade two-listed terraces which will be refurbished to provide hotel bedrooms.

The bedrooms are split between 13 accessible rooms, 47 one-bed apartment-style rooms, and 140 studios. At lower ground and ground floor level, there will also be a gym, office, and concierge.

It is the latest scheme to come forward on Duke Street; 151-155 is currently being converted into an Epic Aparthotel, while Legacie Developments is planning a £30m, 250-bedroom hotel on a car park on the corner of Duke Street and Slater Street.

The professional team includes planner Zerum; Turley on heritage; Red Acoustics; Landscape Projects; Farrow Walsh; and DTPC.

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I like it but surely the all white cladding will get very dirty

By John

Another unremarkable building.


By Liver lad

Assume it’s not going to be white ?

By Anonymous

Are there no other architects in Liverpool apart from FCH? All look similar and surely the city needs some variety! Seems a bit of a monopoly going on


This jars! We don’t need variety in historic areas like Duke Street, we need imaginative developments that respect their surroundings and the neighbouring properties. This doesn’t. It’s ugly and clumsy, and just poor.

By Liverpolitan

I heard it was going to be made from sugar cubes?

By Mr Tate

Ungrateful people

By Gina

Why not keep the Georgian theme ? Too many modern style buildings getting thrown up in the city. I work in one.

By Gaynor Burquest

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