In the latest sign of the city’s buoyant hospitality market, three hotels with a combined 754 bedrooms are all set to secure consent from Liverpool City Council next week.
Among the projects recommended for approval by the council’s planning committee are the 278-bed conversion of the Gostins building; a 274-bed property at Elliot Group’s Aura; and a 204-bed hotel fronting Norfolk Street in the Baltic Triangle.
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Architect: Studio RBA
The £30m scheme has been rejigged from an earlier planning application, which was put forward in 2018. The latest application by developer Niboco is for a four-star-plus offering, although an operator is yet to be secured.
There will be a four-storey rooftop extension while the lower eight floors will be converted into hotel use. A rooftop terrace is also proposed.
Developer: Elliot Group
Architect: Falconer Chester Hall
Storeys: Three to nine
The hotel at the wider £100m Aura development will replace a previously-proposed residential block and will feature nearly 300 bedrooms. Targeted at a budget operator, the building tops out at nine storeys and sits on a plot bounded by Prescot Street and Low Hill.
The hotel is to include a bar, lounge, and restaurant along with a 1,350 sq ft commercial unit at ground floor level.
Elliot Group announced it would be bringing forward the hotel at the site in August, replacing a previously-proposed 142-apartment block at the £100m scheme, which also includes more than 1,000 flats for students and key workers.
Developer: Crossfield Exclusive
Architect: Brock Carmichael
The proposals by Crossfield Exclusive are for a vacant plot at Norfolk Street and will include a gym, bar, restaurant, and outdoor roof terrace.
The scheme is part of a wider phased development by Crossfield; the first phase of 129 apartments is currently being built. The proposed hotel will sit on the former Liver Grease, Oil & Chemicals buildings, which will all be knocked down to make way for the scheme.
The site sits within Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site buffer zone.