A 200-bed aparthotel including the conversion of four listed terraces and a new-build extension on Liverpool’s Duke Street is set to be approved, the latest in a series of hotel developments to come forward in the area.
The proposals by architect Falconer Chester Hall for Henry Space Developments are for a part four, part eight-storey building, which will be linked to four existing listed Georgian terraces between 118 and 126 Duke Street.
Planning permission was previously granted for a residential scheme of 151 apartments, but the fresh proposals are being brought forward following interest from a hotel operator, which will take on the site subject to planning consent.
FCH’s proposals include a new-build element which sits on the corner of Kent Street and Henry Street; this will link to the grade two-listed terraces which will be refurbished to provide hotel bedrooms.
The bedrooms are split between 13 accessible rooms, 47 one-bed apartment-style rooms, and 140 studios. At lower ground and ground floor level, there will also be a gym, office, and concierge.
Liverpool City Council’s planning committee is due to discuss the proposal at a meeting next week with officers putting forward a recommendation for approval, subject to a legal agreement.
Planning officers said: “The hotel proposal will facilitate the viable re-use of valued heritage assets, and also enable the efficient regeneration of a long-term urban brownfield site, and in doing so create a vibrant and inviting local environment.”
It is the latest scheme to come forward on Duke Street; 151-155 is currently being converted into an Epic Aparthotel, while Legacie Developments is planning a £30m, 250-bedroom hotel on a car park on the corner of Duke Street and Slater Street.
The professional team includes planner Zerum; Turley on heritage; Red Acoustics; Landscape Projects; Farrow Walsh; and DTPC.