New £200 million Pall Mall city centre hotel approved
Major plans for a large hotel in the centre of Liverpool’s business district have been approved by the council.
The wider £200m Pall Mall development will include a 284-bed hotel, for which a reserved matters application was this week approved by Liverpool Council. The entire project will include 400,000sq ft of office space and a hotel with cafe, bar and restaurant.
The entire project is led by Kier Property in partnership with CTP, and will also include 400,000sq ft of office space and a cafe, bar and restaurant facing onto the new Pall Mall Gardens public space.
The firms achieved the hybrid planning consent, which granted detailed planning consent for the first office building, public realm as well as outline consent for the hotel and two further office buildings, in November 2019.
Developers said the project will help address the shortage of available commercial space in Liverpool city centre. Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said:
“It’s extremely encouraging to see developers such as Kier and CTP continuing to press ahead with this much needed scheme in Liverpool’s commercial business district.
“This announcement, coming just days after the Sciontec deal, is another welcome vote of confidence in Liverpool’s appeal and points the way ahead for how our economy will grow once the Covid-19 pandemic is behind us.”
Developers said the hotel will have “an important role within the Pall Mall masterplan”, and Leigh Thomas, managing director for Kier Property, said: “We are delighted to announce this news, it is another great milestone for the Pall Mall development situated in the heart of Liverpool’s Commercial Business District and it comes at a crucial time in the sites’ regeneration.
“At present we are unable to confirm who the hotel operator will be, but we can confirm that we are in advanced discussions with an internationally renowned operator to lease the 284-bedroom hotel.”
Kier and CTP were formally selected as Liverpool City Council’s development partner and have been working on detailed proposals since 2017.
Kier and CTP’s masterplan has been developed with “close consideration” of the ambition for the wider Pall Mall site – improving connections within the commercial business district in anticipation of future phased and complementary development.
David Topham, chief executive at CTP, added: “I would like to echo Kier Property’s comments about this latest achievement and just add that this scheme has been steadily and consistently moving forward over recent years.
“We look forward now to commencing the construction stage following the recent completion of the Remediation Works, which completed earlier this year.
“The hotel will provide an upscale and full service offer including bar-cafe, restaurant, meeting and wellbeing facilities all of which go towards complimenting the wider Pall Mall scheme.”