Titanic Hotel Stanley Dock

RTPI names top North West projects

The conversion of the grade two-listed Stanley Dock warehouse in Liverpool into a hotel and conference centre has won the award for overall best project in the Royal Town Planning Institute North West Awards for Planning Excellence 2015.

The North Liverpool scheme is owned by Stanley Dock Properties, owned by Dublin-based Patrick Doherty. The project was led by Hinchliffe Heritage.

The conservation and conversion of the North Warehouse and rum warehouse at Stanley Dock to create the Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse exhibition space was one of the biggest adaptive re-use projects in the country, and the goal was to retain as much of the original building without alteration as possible.

The Titanic Hotel project also won in the Heritage Planning category.

The judging panel said: “The whole project team had taken on an incredibly difficult building in a challenging location to create a destination that should act as a catalyst for regeneration in this part of Liverpool.

“The attention to detail and quality of finish has led to an award winning project that should be recognised as a template for best practice. The conservation elements have not been compromised throughout the project and have been a consistent running theme from inception through to implementation.”

The other winners of the RTPI 2015 North West Awards for Planning Excellence are:

  • Collaboration: Joint Merseyside & Halton Waste Local Plan by Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service
  • Innovation: Fox Hall Village, Blackpool by Nexus Planning
  • Regeneration: Horwich Loco Works by HOW Planning

WYG sponsored the awards.

Hinchliffe Heritage will receive the overall RTPI North West Award at the RTPI annual dinner taking place at the Hilton Deansgate Manchester on Friday 2 October 2015.

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