Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee recently announced their approval of the construction of the new Cruise Terminal Hotel by Wates Residential, as part of the city’s new waterfront regeneration scheme.
The new hotel will contain a total of 200 bedrooms and will be located near the Princes Dock in Liverpool, with construction scheduled to commence during early 2020, while the Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme as a whole aims to create five distinct neighbourhoods on the city’s northern docks.
The Business Unit Director for Wates Construction North West, Dave Saville stated: “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.”
The regeneration project is costing a grand total of £5Bn and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe, with the Cruise Terminal Hotel, on its own, being supported by £20m from the Local Growth Fund.
The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson commented: “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.”
Although Wates Residential was appointed as the main contractor on the project, Wates successfully subcontracted Jones Lang LaSalle for the position of planning consultant.
The Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, Mike Hopkins added: “The proposed hotel will provide a high-quality, landmark building on this important part of the Liverpool waterfront – complementing the recently-approved Cruise Terminal and helping to secure significant benefits to the visitor and retail economies of the city and the wider region.”
Construction of the new hotel is aim at supporting Liverpool’s new Cruise Liner Terminal which will be on the Princes Dock.
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