North Western Hall

North Western Hall to be converted to hotel

Developer and contractor Worthington Group has instructed Jenics to find an operator for Liverpool’s North Western Hall as it prepares to convert the listed building from student flats into a hotel.

Worthington Group has bought North Western Hall from John Moores University, which has used the grade two-listed building as student accommodation since 1996. It is currently operated by Sanctuary Students, and other occupiers in the building include a Wetherspoons on the ground floor.

The developer and contractor is now hoping to convert the hotel, opposite Lime Street station, in time for a mid-2019 opening, and has instructed hotel and leisure development advisors Jenics to find an operator.

It is understood the areas of the building set aside for student accommodation will be converted into hotel space, subject to planning permission from Liverpool City Council.

The mix of rooms and facilities is yet to be decided but it is expected the hotel could hold 180 rooms for a full service operator, or up to 230 for a limited service budget hotel.

Jeremy Collins, director of Jenics, said: “As a purpose built hotel, retuning this iconic site to an hotel operation is an efficient refurbishment exercise that adds to the cost effectiveness and speed of delivery of the site.

“With the property in excellent condition and a supportive city council behind the proposals we are expecting high levels of interest.”

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One of so many impressive buildings in Liverpool .

By Dan

Top building hopefully the operator is equally top drawer

By BDay

Great building and ideal for tourists being next to Lime St and opposite St George’s Hall. Hope it attracts an operator who appreciates this!

By North Westerner

Love these plans – hopefully they aren’t planning to sell rooms with rental guarantees to Chinese investors….


Really good news to see this Sir Alfred Waterhouse masterpiece brought back to its original purpose.

By Liverpolitis

Awesome building

By John Doyle

Anyone but Britannia !

By Bo.

Home of surely one of the best and most atmospheric wetherspoons in the chain. They better not touch that!

By Spoonie

Quite right too..Lovely..AGREE..NO BRITANNIA!!!

By Schwyz

Fantastic news, another stunning building returning to its former glory!

By Sue Denim

Great News. Hope they reinstate the Original Glass Canopy over the main entrance.

By Craig Earley

This could be wonderful. Original glazing pattern in the windows. Properly reintegrated with the station behind. Refurbished reception areas and state rooms. etc. etc. Here’s hoping.

By Moomo