Grosvenor Hotel Application SCA Architects January 2020
The landowner submitted plans for the hotel in January 2019

Grosvenor to deliver Lord Street hotel

Dan Whelan

The property investor has won approval to convert a 17,000 sq ft former office building close to the Liverpool One retail centre into a 58-bedroom hotel. 

Since closing last January, the building – which is split over three and four storeys – has been vacant. The group’s subsidiary Grosvenor Europe submitted plans for the project, which it owns, in January. 

Under the plans, the fourth floor of the building will accommodate a reception area, restaurant and bar.  

Floors one to three will accommodate the hostel rooms, with 14 rooms on the first floor, and 22 rooms on both the second and third floors. 

A 3,000 sq ft roof terrace also features in the plans. 

The existing retail units at the ground floor of the building do not form part of the proposal. 

Grosvenor was the developer behind the adjacent Liverpool One mixed-use retail and residential complex, which regenerated 2m sq ft in Liverpool city centre.

The company acquired the neighbouring plots including Lord Street as part of its early plans for Liverpool One, and remained the scheme’s asset manager. 

Avison Young is the agent and planner for the scheme and the architect is Steven Chilton Architects. 

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By #officesmatter

Office space deliberately converted into a hotel. Let’s not upset the status quo and risk getting called a conspiracy theorist or a nut case. We know our place.

By Michael McDonut

Because of the estimated rise in visitors and thrill seekers due to the zip wire, more hotel rooms will fill a demand.

By Anonymous

At least with Grosvenor we can be sure the development will be completed


Great news .

By Anonymous

Great news – anything that supports bringing people into city centre is good!

By Anonymous

Our main streets are becoming more European. A mix of hotels, leisure and shopping is just what’s needed. Church Street/Lord Street is the ideal location for this. Grosvenor can deliver and will make sure that as the retail core evolves Liverpool will continue to develop as an outward looking European city.

By Pool of Life.

would have preferred this to remain as offices but if there`s no demand for this type of layout or in this part of town anymore then at least a hotel will ultimately bring activity back.
its been said many times but we need modern , quality office
space that will attract some big names, we have great locations on the waterfront, and other good sites like Moorfields or behind the Pig and Whistle that have been vacant for decades.

By sound