Liverpool-based Legacie has already delivered a number of residential schemes in the city and this will be its first hotel project. Tony McDonough reports
Work will begin this year on a new £30m luxury hotel in Duke Street in Liverpool on land currently used as a car park.
Legacie Developments, which has already delivered a number of residential projects in the city, says the site has been an “eyesore” for more than a decade. The hotel will comprise 250 rooms.
The developer will submit a planing application in the next few months with a view to starting work on the facility, on the junction with Slater Street, at the end of the summer or in September.
Earlier this months property experts at Colliers International published a report revealing Liverpool was now a UK hotspot for hotel investment.
Legacie founder John Morley said: “We are very excited to be bringing forward proposals which will help finish the remaining chapter of Duke Street’s regeneration story. Our hotel development will add to the burgeoning offer of restaurants, bars and independent chains which already exist.
“The car park has been a real blight in the area for far too long, and a hotel will not only alleviate the lack of top quality hotel rooms available but will help drive additional footfall and boost the local economy.
“I believe our proposals will help inject some excitement into what has proved to be an incredibly popular part of the city centre in recent years.”
Legacie has delivered a number of residential schemes in Liverpool including Ropemaker Place in Renshaw Street, Reliance House in Water Street and the forthcoming Parliament Square development in the Baltic Triangle. This is the company’s first hotel project although its team were involved in the first IHG Hotel Indigo and the Days Inn in James Street