Growing hospitality brand Vincent is lining up a new £70 million hotel to overlook Liverpool’s Queens Dock.
Developer Elliot Group is planning to join forces with the firm to create the 306-bedroom hotel in the city’s Baltic Triangle.
An application has been submitted to Liverpool City Council to change the use of one of Elliot Group’s existing planning approvals in the district, where 253 apartments were initially being lined up.
Under the latest proposals the Norfolk Street site will instead become home to the hotel, 50 ‘over-sized’ serviced apartment, a 10,000 sq ft basement event space and rooftop features including a restaurant, lounge, spa, gym and outdoor circuit training terrace.
The Vincent brand, headed up by hotelier Paul Adams, already operates a boutique hotel on Southport’s Lord Street, the Vincent café and cocktail bar in Liverpool’s commercial district and is preparing to launch The Times Hotel on Seel Street and Vincent Asian Kitchen on Bold Street in the city.
Commenting on this latest venture, which will be known as The Vincent Residence & Hotel, Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group says: “We’re working with Paul on his new Times Hotel by Vincent in Liverpool and the opportunity emerged from those discussions. We’ve just started construction of that, so this announcement is very timely.
“Baltic is thriving, but there’s always a lag between growth in the working and residential populations and infrastructure such as hotels and restaurants. This development adds to the quirky and stylish mix in this part of Liverpool and is the perfect location for the format.”
Adams adds: “The Baltic area is creative, vibrant and bohemian and is such an intriguing and colourful part of Liverpool. The development has a great waterfront location with superb views and guests will feel they have chosen to stay in a very special place. We will naturally aim to ensure the product and service offering is in keeping with the neighbourhood story as well as satisfying the exacting demands of today’s busy leisure and business traveller.”
The scheme has been designed by architect practice Falconer Chester Hall, which was also behind Southport’s Vincent Hotel, and is not proposed to alter the scale, height or exterior design of the original approved plans for the site.
If approved by Liverpool City Council, work is due to get underway on the project this summer.