Duke Street Hotel, Liverpool, P.planning Docs
The project would see four Georgian townhouses refurbished. Credit: via planning documents

Developer prepares to trigger Liverpool hotel scheme 

Dan Whelan

Henry Space Development has sought to make a start on its 185-bedroom Duke Street project before planning consent expires in 12 months. 

The developer is requesting consent from Liverpool City Council to amend the wording of several pre-commencement conditions attached to the consent given to the project in 2019. 

This would allow the developer to start preparatory work on site, enacting the planning consent and reducing the risk of the permission expiring. 

Henry Space’s original plan was to create a 200-bedroom hotel, but this was scaled back last year. 

The project features a five-to-eight storey new-build block. This will be constructed following the demolition of several buildings facing Henry Street. 

As well as the new-build element, the scheme will see the refurbishment of four grade two-listed Georgian townhouses fronting Duke Street. 

Falconer Chester Hall is the architect behind the development and Zerum is the planning consultant. Turley is advising on heritage. 

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More good news for Duke Street and the Ropewalks district, the area has gone from a quiet backwater of old warehouse buildings and surface car parks to a bustling part of the downtown area, all in about 15 years.
This will now save an attractive row of classic residences and will add a modern section for hospitality, meanwhile other sites in the area are underway or up for planning permission, and more to come I think.

By Anonymous

Yes! Let’s get this built. If those 4 Georgian houses get refurbished, even better. A great scheme.

By David

All good news! Duke Street is one the most up-and-coming streets in Liverpool. And this is definitely the ‘posh end’ of Ropewalks with the new food markets and boutique hotels.

By Pool of Life