Liverpool City Council will host a two-day consultation event for a proposed four-star hotel, set to be built by contractor Wates next to the city’s new cruise liner terminal.
The council is holding a pre-application consultation which will outline proposals for the 200-bed hotel, which is also set to include a lobby bar, café, restaurant, and business suite, along with coach and visitor parking, and a pick-up and drop-off point.
The hotel sits within the wider Liverpool Waters development, being brought forward by Peel, and will also feature public open space with hard and soft landscaping.
A detailed planning application is expected to submitted at the end of October following the consultation events, with contractor Wates on board as part of the project team.
The hotel will be funded, developed, and managed by the council and a search has already begun for a hotel operator to run the hotel on a 25-year franchise agreement. Nearby, a multi-storey car park is also set to be built; this time, contractor Willmott Dixon is part of the project team.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Our new cruise liner terminal is vitally important to our growing tourism economy and will mean that once again we can welcome the greatest cruise ships in the world to the Mersey.
“The construction of this new terminal will mark a new chapter in the city’s maritime future as we create a world class experience for the cruise companies and their passengers.
“We are working with some of the very best in the construction industry to deliver these facilities to the very highest standards and the new hotel is a vital ingredient to the overall experience. As part of the planning application process it’s vital we hear from businesses and residents about this scheme and we look forward to their feedback.”
The consultation events will be held on Thursday 27 September between 2pm and 7pm, and Friday 28 September between 12pm and 5pm, in the Foyles Room on the first floor of the Cunard Building.
Work has already started to deliver the cruise terminal, which will be built by McLaughlin & Harvey. The terminal also received a £20m grant from the City Region’s Single Investment Fund this summer.