Elliot Group has applied to change the use of an approved residential scheme in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle into a 306-bedroom luxury hotel.
The project at Norfolk Street has planning permission for 253 apartments, but the decision to change uses followed discussions with local hotelier Paul Adams, behind the Vincent brand of restaurants and hotels.
If approved, the site overlooking Queen’s Dock would become The Vincent Residence & Hotel. Alongside the hotel rooms, the development will offer 50 serviced apartments, a 10,000 sq ft basement event space and a range of rooftop services, including restaurant, lounge, spa, gym and outdoor circuit training terrace.
Falconer Chester Hall is the architect.
Elliot Lawless, managing director of Elliot Group, said: “We’re working with Paul on his new Times Hotel by Vincent in Liverpool and the opportunity emerged from those discussions. We’ve just started construction of that, so this announcement is very timely.
“Baltic is thriving, but there’s always a lag between growth in the working and residential populations and infrastructure such as hotels and restaurants. This development adds to the quirky and stylish mix in this part of Liverpool and is the perfect location for the format.”
The Vincent Residence & Hotel will be the fourth property in Paul Adams’ Liverpool portfolio to go alongside his Vincent café and cocktail bar in Exchange Flags, The Times Hotel on Seel Street, and the forthcoming launch of Vincent Asian Kitchen, the wheat, gluten and dairy free bowl food concept on Bold Street.
The restaurant within the Residence hotel will be a Pacific Restaurant. Adams recently opened the first Pacific Restaurant in Southport.
The scheme places the serviced residences to the front in a 15-storey block, with the hotel at right angles to the rear in a 14-storey building. No changes to scale, height or exterior design are proposed from the original planning permission, said Lawless.