Morgan Sindall has started work on the £38m Novotel at Liverpool’s Paddington Village.
Located within the wider 450-acre KQ Liverpool, the scheme forms part of the 30-acre Paddington Village being developed by Liverpool City Council in three phases: Paddington Central, Paddington South and Paddington North.
Work on Paddington Central has been backed by a £12m grant from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for remediation.
The 221-bedroom hotel was designed by Ryder Architecture.
Located on the corner plot facing the New Royal Hospital and University of Liverpool campus, the hotel will front Grove Street and Mount Vernon Road. The thirteen-storey Novotel hotel will be franchised and operated by Legacy Hotels & Resorts.
Work also recently began on a multi-storey car park with a low-carbon combined heat and power energy centre located on the ground floor. Designed by architects KKA, the building will be located on the Elm Grove site within Paddington Village Central.
Morgan Sindall’s other projects at Paddington Village Central, the £35m northern headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians, is set for completion next year.
Richard Potts, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “What’s being created within this development will be incredibly important for the future of Liverpool, and we envisage this hotel being a key factor in enabling people to visit Paddington Village in order to tap into the resources, skills and knowledge available within what will be one Europe’s most important innovation districts. This is a hugely exciting time, and we look forward to working with our project partners throughout 2020 to help fulfil Liverpool City Council’s bold vision for the scheme.”