Wates Cruise Liner Terminal Hotel

Liverpool consults on cruise liner terminal hotel

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.

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Let’s hope its an iconic structure… not yet another shed/ box on the waterfront.

By Craig

I think you’ll find it will be the latter as opposed to the former…

By Tom J

owned, built and run by the council. sounds delightful!!
why not allow a hotel group to build and run it, as that is their specialty and they wouldn’t be risking tax payers money either

By stuart


By The facts

Bland, uninspiring – lost opportunity.

By Craig

Any updates in Liverpool do seem to attract alot of attention don’t they


Looks decent but would be nice to get a visual front on from the river rather than some odd side angle just so they can show its positioning to the liver building.

By L19

Stuart, its not tax payers or rate payers money. Most Councils now can access funding pots to develop at arms length, and in this case a recognised hotel group will manage and run the hotel. The income will cover the costs of the loan; same system as the Everton ground will be developed. Craig; its a Consultation not Full Planning.

By Billy

Stuart, The Council have done a great job in owning and building the Pullman Hotel just along the dock. I am sure that they can do it again on this one. Hotel “groups” rarely own hotels.

By Big M

I like the idea of the project and site being owned by the council while a commercial operator delivers the service on a long franchise. While a state/county/city may recognise the benefits in letting competent commercial interests deliver services, it works best when the authority remembers to retain its role as Client on behalf of the community and economy it serves. Something most cities have forgotten when it comes to joined up transport, and particularly busses, which seem to be sewn up by very few companies that can do what they like.

By Paul M