Paddington Village Hotel June 2019

Construction begins on Paddington Village Novotel

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.”

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Liverpool hotel investment doesn’t appear to be suffering from any kind of Brexit slowdown.

Quite the opposite in fact where it seems high yields and good value seem to be making it easy to attract to the right propositions.

By Mike

A very exciting development. The Council has done a great job with the site assembly and in attracting really good tenants.


By Liver lad

I still feel we need a greater emphasis on creating really good quality office and lab space-
Also with all these rooms to be filled we need greater access to the global market – that means a really push to expand out of Europe air travel. There’s 8 billion people in world and we need to make sure they can get here and enjoy our city and do business

By Stuart wood

Mike – you’re quite right! As a planning consultant in Liverpool we have seen unprecedented interest for hotel schemes in the City throughout 2019 and this looks set to continue into 2020 following several pre-application enquiries.


The same design as the hotel in Manchester’s First Street! Same architect?

By Same

article says thirteen stories but the render shows 17?

By Anonymous

Thanks NWP, that’s good to hear.

Recently, elsewhere, we’ve been told that Brexit and the election have supposedly been “devastating” for the sector, and the reason why certain properties are not finding buyers.

I am pleased the sector is not only buoyant, but buoyant with quality names coming into the mix, throwing serious money in without hesitation.

Spades in the ground speak louder than words, and certainly suggests operations are expanding, rather than contracting.

By Mike

Paddington Village is becoming a beacon attracting business to the city. We have two airports at 20 minutes and 40 minutes from here. We can expand the global connectivity of LJLA, (Liverpool city airport), and we will, but our airports are as close to here as London airports are to the city of London, with LJLA much closer!
This hotel is on the corner of Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon USA was the home of George Washington – I think the American connections to this site could grow over the coming decade.

By Liverpolitan