The 131-bedroom hotel was recently refurbished. Credit: via SpacePR

Redevelopment options explored at Southport hotel 

Owner Waterfront Southport Properties is seeking advice on strategic options for the Bliss Hotel and adjoining 50,000 sq ft leisure scheme as it bids to take advantage of the town’s £75m regeneration proposals. 

CBRE’s operational real estate team will explore options for the waterfront site, which is located next to Sefton Council’s proposed Marine Lake Events Centre. 

That project, which features a 1,200-capacity auditorium and is expected to attract 515,000 visitors annually, is the centrepiece of the wider Southport regeneration strategy. 

The Marine Lake Events Centre could also boost hotel stays in Southport by 60,000 every year. 

Waterfront Southport Properties’ 131-bedroom Bliss Hotel was recently refurbished, and the neighbouring building could be converted to expand the existing venue, according to CBRE. 

Other options for the building include conversion into residential or senior living accommodation, use as a leisure or food and drink venue or redevelopment into office space. 

“The scheme is located in an excellent position next door to the newly proposed events centre and waterfront development,” said Shaun Skidmore, senior director at CBRE. 

“The recent upscaling to a luxury boutique has repositioned the Bliss Hotel significantly with respect to customer profile and rate, while the adjoining scheme offers an exciting opportunity for redevelopment or expansion.” 

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It would be far more beneficial if Southport got rid of Sefton council and severed all ties with Liverpool centric Merseyside. There are lots of avenues to explore.

By Sandgrounder

An even bigger cash cow for Sefton council

By Anonymous

Yes, because Lancashire is doing so well…

By Anonymous

Southport has no usable beach. There’s only one thing that would make a big difference to Southport’s visitor numbers. A large artificial beach and paddling pool constructed on the marine lake.

By Fred Jones

Southport does need its own council. It’s a nonsense of government convenience to lump them in with what is essentially north Liverpool.

But leaving the Liverpool city region? That’s a nonsense and I’d question the motivations for the suggestion. Along with daily benefits, such as metropolitan transport spending, any serious cash and efforts to improve the town have come from the LCR.

By Jeff

That would be fabulous as something like that is been missing thanks

By David

We are not a resort like Bournemouth where visitors walk round fir example the Kings Gardens in the evenings. I would not have special lighting around the marine lake as I think it would be seen over a very short season.

By Phil

Fantastic future for Southport.

By Richard Taylor

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