Crossfield Exclusive Developments has secured planning consent for the four-star hotel, close to the city centre and offering 202 bedrooms. Tony McDonough reports
Developer Crossfield Exclusive Developments is to build a £20m hotel with a top-floor restaurant in Liverpool’s Baltic district.
Crossfield has secured planning consent for the 202-bedroom hotel which will be located in Norfolk Street on the site of what was formerly the Liver Grease Oil and Chemicals building.
It will feature a a gym and parking, as well as a top-floor restaurant and bar that will command views across the city and river. Around 150 staff spanning 50 different trades will be employed on the site during the build, both from Crossfield Construction and local suppliers.
The hotel plot is adjacent to Baltic View, a scheme by Crossfield Exclusive Developments that is currently underway to create 129 residential apartments and nine office units. Together, the two projects mark a total investment of £32m.
Crossfield Exclusive Developments is a joint venture between Crossfield Group and Exclusive Investments. Crossfield Construction, which is a division of Crossfield Group, has been appointed to carry out the works on the project.
David Cain, managing director of Crossfield Exclusive Developments and Crossfield Group said: “As the appeal of the Baltic Triangle grows the demand for hotel rooms in the area is on the up. This development will offer high quality, four-star hotel rooms that will attract both tourists and business travellers, adding to the economy of the Baltic area and the city in general.”
The scheme has been designed by architects Brock Carmichael, which supported Crossfield in securing planning consent. Phil Malthouse, associate at Brock Carmichael, said: “The design of the new hotel development will really complement the vibrant Baltic Triangle district.
“Historically the buildings in this area are of an industrial and warehouse nature from which our design proposal has taken a lead. The brick and metal design provides a visual link to the location’s heritage whilst providing the style and function of a four-star hotel.”