A grade two-listed building designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse is set to be converted into a hotel, after being recommended for approval at Liverpool’s next planning committee, alongside 30,000 sq ft of employment space at Estuary Boulevard.
RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL
St Johns House
Scheme: Convert grade two-listed building in Liverpool city centre into a hotel
Developer: Promenade Estates
Architect: Falconer Chester Hall
Formerly the Pearl Assurance Building, St Johns House was designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse in the 1870s. The interior has been altered throughout the years when it was used as an office, so the conversion into a hotel will have little adverse impact on the inside of the building, while proposed changes to the exterior have been kept to a minimum.
Estuary Point, Liverpool International Business Park
Scheme: 10 units for office and light industrial use, and 130 car parking spaces
Size: 30,000 sq ft
Developer: Arcus Development Management with North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, which will be using the car park for 100 call centre staff at a neighbouring building
Architect: Day Architectural
The site is south of Estuary Boulevard and Garston Shore Road, within the Liverpool International Business Park. The plot is currently scrubland, with light industrial use proposed, with the 10 units split across three buildings.