Pre-planning application consultation sessions are being held in Cunard Building later this week where more details of the four-star hotel on the waterfront will be revealed. Tony McDonough reports
A new four-star hotel is planned for Liverpool’s new £50m cruise terminal and this week the city council will hold a two-day information event on the project for the public.
The pre-planning application consultation sessions are being held on Thursday, September 27, 2pm – 7pm and Friday, September 28, 12pm – 5pm in the Foyles Room 1, on the first floor of the Cunard Building in Water Street.
Local residents and businesses are invited to meet members of the project team and discuss the proposals.
The hotel will include around 200 bedrooms, lobby bar, café, restaurant, business suite, and back of house facilities together with visitor and coach parking, taxi pick-up and drop-off point.
Sitting within Peel Land and Property Ltd’s £5bn Liverpool Waters complex, the hotel scheme will also include new public open space, hard and soft landscaping and associated servicing arrangements.
Following these consultation sessions a detailed planning application will then be submitted at the end of October.
The new cruise liner terminal, which will also include an off-site multi-storey car park, will enable the world’s largest cruise ships to dock at Liverpool and is expected to directly create more than 500 new jobs.
This year Liverpool welcomed more than 60 vessels, with 100,000 passengers and crew, and the city council wants to capitalise further on the cruise boom by creating a new facility.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Our new cruise liner terminal is vitally important to our growing tourism economy and will mean that once again we can welcome the greatest cruise ships in the world to the Mersey.
“The construction of this new terminal will mark a new chapter in the city’s maritime future as we create a world class experience for the cruise companies and their passengers.
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority recently approved £20m funding from its Single Investment Fund for the new Cruise Terminal facility.