Movement on Liverpool hotel after three-year standstill
Fast Growth Homes has been given permission to redevelop the site of the former Atlantic Corner in Liverpool into a six-storey hotel with 50 bedrooms.
An SPV attached to FGH lodged a reserved matters application with Liverpool City Council for the scheme late last year having acquired the site.
The city council has now given the development the green light.
The name of the SPV behind the project, Fast Growth Homes Toffee Hotel, serves as a nod to the location of the proposed hotel; on the corner of Sandhills Lane and Regent Road close to where Everton FC’s new stadium is being built.
Outline approval was granted for a hotel in 2020 and the Atlantic Corner was demolished shortly afterwards.
The scheme has been in the pipeline for five years. In 2018 the previous landowner proposed a 100-bedroom hotel on the site.
Following the outcome of two public consultations, the project was halved in size.
Plan:8 Town Planning and Fisk & Associates Architects advised on the initial outline application.
Atelier 2 Architects is now advising FGH.
In 2020, Fast Growth Homes’ plan to demolish existing buildings on a nearby site and build a 187-bedroom hotel was rejected by Liverpool City Council.
The site was later put up for sale.
Fast Growth Homes Brunswick, another SPV of the Liverpool-based developer, was also behind a proposed 198-home scheme off Sefton Street and Caryl Street in Toxteth.
The site is now being sold out of receivership.