A proposal to convert office space into a boutique aparthotel has been lodged by Epic Hospitality at Gambier Terrace, close to the Anglican Cathedral.
The Georgian Quarter project has been designed by Snook Architects, and will see the creation of guest suites over four storeys within the main building, and the building of a new coach house to the rear, which will be part of the hotel. No alterations will be made to the exterior of the listed building.
The building, 9 Gambier Terrace, is a grade two-listed townhouse, currently used as offices, with two parking spaces in the garden. The coach house will be built in red brock with slate roof, in line with other buildings facing Back Percy Street, and will include parking and a terrace. Several neighbouring buildings also have coach houses to the rear.
Epic has become established as an operator of aparthotels and hotels in the city in recent years. It operates from Duke Street, Seel Street and Campbell Street, with a Ropewalks aparthotel set to open in May. Last year, it agreed a deal with developer Elliot Group to manage the Seel Stret Hotel, now open, and a hotel in the Baltic District that is under development.
Gambier Terrace was built in the 1830s. In its heritage statement filed with the application, Snook said: “The scheme will allow for sustainable future use of the building and site by refurbishing and maintaining it constantly to a high standard.
“The site will offer accommodation needed for the numerous visitors Liverpool is receiving. It lies within walking distance from main tourist attractions and universities with good transport links to the city and wider region.”