Contractor Wates is to start work in early 2020 on the 200-bedroom hotel after winning consent from Liverpool City Council’s planning committee.
The four-star hotel, which does not yet have an operator, will support the city’s new cruise liner terminal at Princes Dock, currently being built by contractor McLaughlin & Harvey.
Brock Carmichael has designed the 200-bedroom hotel, which will also feature a lobby bar, cafe, restaurant, business suite and back of house facilities as well as visitor and coach parking, and a taxi pick-up and drop-off point.
The development forms part of Peel L&P’s wider £5bn Liverpool Waters project; the site of the new cruise liner terminal and the hotel will be gifted to the city council by Peel. Liverpool City Council used Scape’s National Construction Framework to procure the project.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool should be the premier cruise destination on the west coast of the UK and our new terminal will underpin that ambition and make it a reality.
“This hotel is critical to the plan to create a world-class experience for the cruise companies and their passengers. The city is working with some of the very best in the construction industry to deliver the facilities and I’m delighted they’ve got the green light to start this hugely important scheme.”
Dave Saville, business unit director for Wates Construction North West, added: “We are very pleased to have received planning permission for the new Liverpool Cruise Terminal Hotel, a development that will play a significant role in the growth of the city’s already booming tourism industry.
“Months of work have gone into the planning for the project in terms of its delivery and the added value it will create for local people and we look forward to bringing these plans to fruition in the coming months and years.”
Wates was advised by JLL on its application. The professional team also includes Ramboll, Planit-IE, and Curtins.