Marshall plots ‘landmark’ Strand hotel

The developer has submitted proposals for a 167-bedroom hotel at the former Kingston House between James Street and Strand Street in Liverpool city centre.

The proposed site has been vacant since the demolition of Kingston House in 2010, and while planning permission was previously granted for a 99-home, 14-storey residential development, this was never progressed.

Marshall CDP has now acquired the site, which sits with the UNESCO World Heritage Site buffer zone and has put forward plans for a “landmark hotel development” opposite Mann Island.

The 167-bedroom hotel covers 10 storeys and will also feature a public bar and restaurant at ground floor level, along with a new layby on James Street for servicing and deliveries.

Studio Mutt is acting as architect and has designed a primarily brick-clad building which will be accessed via a colonnaded entrance on Strand Street. The hotel is split level hitting 10 storeys at its highest point.

According to a planning statement, the proposals for the Kingston House site are expected to create around 120 full jobs and would “generate a new high-quality hotel offer within the city attracting increased visitor numbers and dwell time”.

The professional team on the project also includes Curtins, Sandy Brown, Booth King, and Wardell Armstrong.

Marshall CDP has delivered a number of other hotel developments in the North West, including Hotel Gotham on King Street in Manchester. It is also currently on site delivering a hotel and casino for Brooklyn on Portland Street, also in Manchester, and has completed Travelodges in Northwich and Burtonwood, Warrington.

Elsewhere, it has delivered De Vere Hotels in Edinburgh and Glasgow; a Ramada Encore in Gateshead; a Premier Inn in Halifax; and a Travelodge in Darlington.

According to data from Colliers released last month, Liverpool remains one of the UK’s strongest-performing markets for hotels, and is the leading city in the country for hotel revenue per room.

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The proposed entrance from Strand Street

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