9 Gambier Terrace

Plans in for Epic aparthotel

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.”

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A stunning terrace with magnificent views. Dunno how much that cost EPIC, but it’s a coup to get their hands on a whole property like that. Will add something to the neighbourhood, for sure.

By Sceptical

Great place for a smart, sophisticated boutique Hotel. Just not sure that Epic are the best group to deliver this. They have tended, so far, towards large party groups. Hope Street deserves something more sophisticated.


John Lennon lived on Gambier Terrace when studying at the nearby Art School. His friends Paul and George stayed with him at different intervals

By History

This is a beautiful location for a hotel. I really hope they ensure they create something unique and in keeping with the heritage of the area that will attract people who are interested in the local cultural sites and the incredible views towards the cathedral. I really really hope the hotel doesn’t cater for more hen and stag dos. This area would really benefit from something much more interesting than that.

By Anonymous

Agree. Needs to be top of the range for such a special location. WHS designation here would see many more quality developments in these unique locations overlooking the UK’s largest cathedral.

By Roscoe

As someone who lives several doors down from number 9, an epic apart hotel is something that does not belong on Gambier Terrace.

There are homes along Gambier Terrace, it’s not a place for mid week/weekly stag/hen parties. Will someone be available to clean up empty glasses/bottles and vomit?

Will there be a guarantee parking won’t be used on the Terrace? The parking is for residents.

By No Thanks

No no no! This is not the place for an aparthotel. These buildings are part of our city’s heritage and shouldn’t be exploited like this. There are plenty of other places for stags and hens to stay. They don’t belong in somewhere as iconic as Gambier Terrace!

By Nope

Living a few doors down this is not welcome. Staggs and hen parties on a residential block. No way – Stick to the city centre

By Its a no from me

Liverpool is the stag and hen capital of the UK. Numerous aparthotels, bars offering free shots and drink deals, no door policies to stop groups or fancy dress. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good time.

By Ken

Stop moaning.

Liverpool is basically Blackpool but with a yellow submarine!

By Mr Honest