PLANNING | Three Liverpool hotels approved

The city’s hotel market will receive a further 275 bedrooms including Meininger’s first UK hotel outside London, on Cook Street, along with developments on Jamaica Street and James Street.

1 Union Court, pictured above

Developer: Xtravagant, private developer based in Eccles

Architect: Falconer Chester Hall

Planner: Zerum

Height: Eight to 10 storeys

Rooms: 87

The 7,500 sq ft former office building on Cook Street and North John Street, was previously home to the Watson Prickard menswear store on the ground floor, will be converted into an 87-bedroom hotel by the developer for operator Meininger.

The project will include a two-storey rooftop extension to the building, which is occupied at ground floor level by Slug & Lettuce.

Former Kingston House, James Street and Strand

James Street Hotel Updated

Developer: Marshall CPD

Architect: Studio Mutt

Height: seven to 10 storeys

Rooms: 168

Marshall CPD’s proposal for a 168-bedroom hotel on a vacant site on the corner of James Street and Strand Street.

The 11,500 sq ft site was once occupied by Kingston House which was demolished in 2010.

The hotel will include a ground floor restaurant and a roof terrace.

Baltic Hotel, 18 Jamaica Street

Baltic Hotel Jamaica Street February 2020 Living Brick developments

Developer: Living Brick

Architect and planner: Domec

Height: six storeys including a three-storey rooftop extension

Rooms: 20, bringing the total number to 56

The approval is the second phase in the Baltic Hotel development, and will add 20 rooms to the 36 which were delivered in the first phase.

The hotel also features a ground floor bar restaurant and, due to the poor visual appearance of its brickwork, the applicant is proposing to create a painted mural effect across its front and side facades.

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I think much more could have been done with the corner site on The Strand, but the simple design isn’t bad, and it maintains the ‘block’ rhythm along the row. One thing about modern buildings is you can add to them later. The corner section could have been quite a bit taller and made a real design statement.

By Roscoe

18 Jamaica Street is a dogs dinner of design, why to the windows on the upper floors look so out of proportion to the rest of the building.

By Jon P

Three great locations for hotels. Especially the new budget hotel on the Strand having great company opposite the trashy SL Palace and next door to cheapo Wetherspoons and Travellodge!!

By anon

Jamaica Street is my favourite of the three. It compliments the building so well bringing even more character to a characterful area. This is the exactly the kind of stuff I’d like to see more of in the area along with Baltic Creative development there are some interesting additions of late.

By Anonymous

It’s sad how low standard and ambition-absent development has become so par for the course in Liverpool. Still no office development underway, still losing office stock to higher value conversions. Proper jobs still being displaced in favour of low paid menial ones, servicing visitors from cities that have those decent jobs (until those dry up too).

Sadly, I hear that Liverpool Labour have once again backed Anderson to keep on going. Whoever’s interests that lot look after, it clearly isn’t the people at large.

By Mike

Should ave just put some trees in that vacant plot instead of a joke of a building. The council are a disgrace for allowing that to be built.

By David

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