Liverpool’s hotel market shows no sign of slowing with the city in line to receive a 275-room boost as schemes across the city centre await approval from the planning committee next week.
Projects at Union Court, Baltic Triangle and James Street are all recommended for approval when the planning committee meets next Tuesday.
RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL
Former Kingston House, James Street
Developer: Marshall CPD
Architect: Studio Mutt
Height: seven to 10 storeys
Plans are set to be approved for a 168-bedroom hotel on a vacant site on the corner of James Street and Strand Street.
The 11,500 sq ft site was once occupied by Kingston House, demolished in 2010.
The hotel will include a ground floor restaurant and a roof terrace.
1 Union Street hotel
Architect: Falconer Chester Hall
Height: Eight to 10 storeys
The 7,500 sq ft former office building on Cook Street, which was formerly the Watson Prickard department store, will be converted into an 87-bedroom hotel.
The project will include a two-storey rooftop extension to the building, which is occupied at ground floor level by Slug and Lettuce, and will be operated by Meininger.
Baltic Hotel, 18 Jamaica Street
Developer: Living Brick
Architect and planner: Domec
Height: six storeys including a three-storey rooftop extension
Rooms: 20, bringing the total number of rooms to 56
In phase two of the Baltic Hotel development, 20 rooms will be added to the existing 36 which were delivered in phase one of the project.
The hotel also features a ground floor bar restaurant and, due to the poor visual appearance of its brickwork, the applicant is proposing to create a painted mural effect across its front and side facades.