Plans in for next phase of £1bn Paddington Village

Working with Liverpool City Council, contractor Morgan Sindall has put forward plans for the next two projects at Paddington Village: a £40m, 221-bedroom Novotel hotel, and a multi-storey car park.

The hotel, designed by Ryder Architecture, will face the new Royal Hospital and university campus on a corner plot of the wider development site. The 13-storey hotel will be a four-star offering, franchised under the Accor Novotel brand and operated by Legacy Hotels & Resorts.

As well as 221 bedrooms, there will also be meeting and co-working spaces, a gym, and public realm, along with a restaurant, bar, and roof terrace. The project value is £40m.

Along with the hotel, plans have also been put forward for a 1,245-space multi-storey car park. This is a revision of a previous planning application, put forward last year, and increases the size of the building from eight storeys to 12, adding nearly 200 spaces.

Designed by architect KKA, this will also include a combined heat & power energy centre and is to be located on the Elm Grove site within Paddington Village, currently occupied by residential properties which will be demolished to make way for the scheme. The council purchased these using CPO powers.

Morgan Sindall will act as contractor for both schemes; the company is already on site at Paddington Village delivering the £35m northern headquarters for the Royal College of Physicians, which is due to complete in 2020. Faithful+Gould is the project manager.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “This new hotel and the car park and energy centre are all vital to the completion of our Paddington Village site. They are crucial pieces of infrastructure needed to support all the amazing businesses that are flocking to this game-changing development. The city council is delighted with the progress to date and we are already looking at the next phases of expansion and how we can attract more high-quality companies and jobs to the city.”

Barry Roberts, managing director, Morgan Sindall Construction, North West, added: “This is a milestone moment for Paddington Village. The revised plans for the car park reflect the requirement that the development is set to have higher levels of interest and popularity than previously anticipated, partly driven by the excellent standard of building the area will boast – as evidenced by the plans for the hotel. Our presence on such a transformative project for Liverpool reflects Morgan Sindall Construction’s status as a reliable contractor able to deliver complex projects efficiently while delivering added value for the communities we work in.”

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