After acquiring the site and submitting a planning application earlier this year, Marshall CDP has put forward redesigned proposals for the 10-storey hotel in Liverpool city centre.
The rejigged design, which follows an initial planning submission in April this year, features significant changes to the external cladding as well as the addition of one bedroom, bringing the total number of rooms up to 168.
The proposed site has been vacant since the demolition of Kingston House in 2010, and while planning permission was previously granted for a 99-home, 14-storey residential development, this was never progressed. The plot is opposite Mann Island and falls within the UNESCO World Heritage Site buffer zone.
Studio Mutt is acting as architect and has designed a primarily brick-clad building which will be accessed via a colonnaded entrance on Strand Street, where there will also be a ground-floor restaurant. The hotel is split-level hitting 10 storeys at its highest point.
The developer argued the proposals would “capture the potential of this critical site which is located along the world famous Liverpool skyline”, and would “generate a new high-quality hotel offer within the city attracting increased visitor numbers and dwell time”.
Marshall CDP has delivered a number of other hotel developments in the North West, including Hotel Gotham on King Street in Manchester. It is also currently on site delivering a hotel and casino for Brooklyn on Portland Street, also in Manchester, and has completed Travelodges in Northwich and Burtonwood, Warrington.
Elsewhere, it has delivered De Vere Hotels in Edinburgh and Glasgow; a Ramada Encore in Gateshead; a Premier Inn in Halifax; and a Travelodge in Darlington.
The professional team on the project also includes Curtins, Sandy Brown, Booth King, and Wardell Armstrong.