Wates Construction, the contractor appointed to build Liverpool City Council’s new cruise terminal hotel, has submitted a detailed planning application for the scheme.
The development forms part of Peel Land & Property’s Liverpool Waters, and the application follows consultation held in September 2018 over the proposed four-star hotel.
Subject to planning, the new development will comprise a 200-bedroom accommodation complex, including a lobby bar, cafe, restaurant, business suite and back of house facilities as well as visitor and coach parking, and a taxi pick-up and drop-off point.
The new hotel is intended to support and supplement the city’s new cruise liner terminal at Liverpool Waters’ Princes Dock, which once built will accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships.
.John Foster, pre-construction director at Wates, said: “The new hotel forms a core part of the transformation of Liverpool’s waterfront, which will represent a significant step-change in the city’s tourism industry as well as positively impacting its economy.
“Submission of planning is an exciting step for the team and brings to fruition months of hard work to consult with local people and develop plans for a luxury hotel befitting a world-class tourist destination.”
Construction of the new hotel was procured via Major Works UK, part of Scape’s national construction framework.
The design team include Brock Carmichael as architect, Curtins as civil and structural engineer, Ramboll as M&E engineer, JLL as planner, and Planit IE as landscape architect.
The terminal facility is supported with £20m from the Local Growth Fund, awarded to the Liverpool City Region LEP and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.