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JH Architects is advising JD Wetherspoon on the proposals. Credit: via planning documents

Pub giant plans 30-bed Southport hotel

JD Wetherspoon wants to convert the upper floors of the Sir Henry Segrave on Lord Street.

The pub giant, which has more than 900 sites nationally, has submitted a planning application to Sefton Council seeking permission to create 30 hotel rooms on the first and second floors of the building.

Named after the first racing driver to break 200mph, the Sir Henry Segrave pub itself would also undergo a refurbishment.

JH Architects is advising JD Wetherspoon on the proposals.

To learn more about the plans, search for application reference number DC/2024/00999 on Sefton Council’s planning portal.

Southport may soon be in need of more hotel rooms due to the proposed £73m Marine Lake Event Centre, which is anticipated to attract more than 500,000 visitors annually. Work on the scheme began in 2023.

Earlier this year, plans for another hotel project on Lord Street were approved. Garrick Southport won consent to convert the former Garrick Theatre into a 109-bed venue.

In other Southport hotel news, administrators are still seeking a buyer for the 131-bedroom Southport Waterfront Hotel, previously known as Bliss Hotel, which is located next door to the proposed Marine Lake Events Centre.

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Well done .

By Peter flan

Nice to see much needed investment in Southport

By Colin Jakeway

Excellent news!

By Jh137

About time something is planned for the town which hopefully will not be subject to interference from Bootle,

By Anonymous

I recently stayed at Southport and was disappointed the pier was closed and lord street alot of empty shop i really liked Southport but needs a revamp

By Anonymous

Nice to see something opening up instead of closing down much needed

By Anonymous

Great news about new hotels for Southport. My husband and I stay in Southport every 8 weeks and love to do our shopping, Theatre trips to there 😁

By Anonymous

They should use some of that money to fix the pier. It’s a big draw and always busy.

By Vixenda

Hats off to Wetherspoons, a bit of investment instead of decline.

By Arthur Maher

I don’t know about interference from Bootle.
Southport has received so much financial support from Sefton Council and its about time that was recognised by some sandgrounders

By Anonymous

The pier which is a popular attraction needs an urgent repair never mind the hotel. This is paramount, what’s the use if a hotel if no one visits to fill it.

By Vera B

Good to see some positives regarding Southport. It would be a tragedy to see it go more downhill. Pontins old site needs Haven or Parkdean to create a holiday park there to generate a regular flow of custom into the town.

By Anonymous

Yes Sefton puts money in to Southport (recognition acknowledged) but has made more off the back off. Pay and display alone makes a blooming fortune and sneaky traffic/ticket wardens actually wait and hide when seeing a ticket is about to expire. Half the time machines won’t take all the coins if any and as for having to install apps on your phone don’t get me started. Southport Pier is the 2nd longest in the country and had repairs done not too long back but because Sefton wanted to save money the work that was done using sub standard materials which has left it in a worse condition costing more. Always the case when you have people making decisions for places that don’t live there.

By Anonymous

Great idea !

By Lynn Ball

Great news we need some more decent hotels as the ones that were good hotels have All gone to rack and ruin thanks to Britannia they’ve spoilt all the good hotels that used to be and it a shame they’ve all died of the happy times people have spent in them let’s just hope Britannia don’t get a look in

By Gloria

Good news

By Derek

Why all the hotels and beds when there are no attraction , decent shops are closing ,art galleries closing and transport . The place has lots of architecture but has been left to go to ruin. Look at Liverpool and ormskirk. It dirty tired and just concrete. No soul

By Julia

it have been say this for years,new hotel is going to be constructed in here and there and nothing happened in the end

By Anonymous

Good luck to Wetherspoons, everything they touch turns into a succes and Southport could do with the business.

By Anonymous

First Southport needs to get rid off Sefton council

By Anonymous

They won’t think much of Southport if we ain’t got a pier to stroll down.

By Leelie

@June 20, 2024 at 7:15 am
By Leelie

Southport is more than just the pier, good as though that is.

By Rye

500 000 visitors annually? Where do they get these estimates from? Southport is dead after 6pm those days are over when people caroused till midnight!

By Alex McKuhn

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