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Autumn works scheduled after £70m Baltic hotel is approved

Work is expected to get underway this autumn on a £70 million hotel in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle after plans were approved yesterday (13 June).

Developer Elliot Group had applied to change the use of an existing planning approval to create The Vincent Residence & Hotel in the district.

The 306-bedroom complex will also feature more than 50 ‘over-sized’ serviced apartments, a 10,000 sq ft basement event space and luxury rooftop services including a restaurant, lounge, spa, gym and outdoor circuit training terrace.

The venture will be the latest investment by Liverpool City Region hotelier Paul Adams, who is behind the Vincent brand which is also working with Elliot Group on the Times Hotel by Vincent on Seel Street. The Ropewalks venue is currently under construction.

Following the go-ahead by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee, Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group says: “Baltic has been crying out for the sort of hotel that fits the neighbourhood’s funky vibe.

“I’m delighted with this news and to be working once again with Paul Adams and his team.”

Manchester-based Zerum acted as planning advisor to the project, which has been designed by Falconer Chester Hall.

The proposed hotel was one of four schemes designed by the architect practice to be approved in the same planning meeting.

Others included Legacie Water Street Ltd’s conversion of former Liverpool city centre office building Reliance House to create 41 apartments, the proposed development of 145 apartments across two buildings on Parliament Street for AC Parl St 2, and bringing Victoria Street’s Grade II-listed Union House back into use with a 34-bed hotel on behalf of Pure Management.

The hotel is also set to be accompanied by a restaurant within a rear extension.

Following the planning meeting Adam Hall, managing director of Falconer Chester Hall, says: “Even though we were aware of how busy we have been, to have this many schemes come before the same committee still surprised us.

“It’s not often that we are in a position to bring four applications to the same meeting.”