Contractor Newry Construction is now on site at the project at Norfolk Street, overlooking Queen’s Dock and once complete the 304-bed hotel will be run by EPIC Hotels. Tony McDonough reports
Work has started on a 304-bed hotel in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle district, taking the value of live schemes by developer Elliot Group past the £1bn mark.
Contractor Newry Construction is now on site at the Elliot scheme at Norfolk Street, overlooking Queen’s Dock. Once complete and open the hotel will be run by Liverpool-based EPIC Hotels. It will also include a mid-rise tower offering 56 apartments.
It is the second collaboration between Elliot Group and EPIC, established in 2012 by Simon and Fiona Beer, following the opening of the the Seel Street Hotel in the city’s Ropewalks neighbourhood in December last year.
“We’ve submitted a planning application to vary some of the façade treatments and the basement but we’re cracking on with the initial ground works in the meantime,” explained Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group.
“It’s good to be working with EPIC Hotels again. They really understand the dynamics of the Liverpool market and their product offer is exceptional. Baltic has been crying out for a hotel of this scale and quality to serve the area.”
Baltic is the hub of Liverpool’s rapidly-growing creative and digital sector and a focal point for much of its leisure, employment and residential development. It remains home to a wide range of port-related and manufacturing businesses that have been the area’s economic mainstay for decades.
The hotel is one of three the developer is progressing, having announced plans last week to vary planning applications to include hotel offers at its Aura development, on site in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, and its Park Lane scheme overlooking the Royal Albert Dock.
The development takes to more than £1bn the value of Elliot Group schemes on site or in planning. The company has live projects in Salford, Liverpool and Gateshead, with Newry also on site at The Address, the final building in Elliot Group’s £100m Wolstenholme Square project.