Wates Construction to build 200-room hotel at Liverpool Cruise Terminal

Subject to planning approval, work on the four-star hotel on the waterfront is scheduled to start in 2019, with completion expected the following year. Tony McDonough reports

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Image of how the four-star hotel at Liverpool Cruise terminal will look


Construction firm Wates has been appointed to build the proposed four-star hotel in Princes Dock at Liverpool’s new Cruise Terminal.

This week the city council is holding a public consultation at its Cunard Building HQ to allow people to see the plans for the 200-bed hotel ahead of submitting a planning application.

The hotel’s facilities will include coach parking and pick up and drop off provision. Subject to planning approval, work is scheduled to start in 2019, with completion expected the following year. 

The construction of the new hotel, which was procured via Major Works UK, part of Scape’s National Construction framework, is the latest in a series of major announcements regarding the £5 billion Liverpool Waters development site. 

As part of the construction of the hotel, Wates has also committed to providing training and employment opportunities for local residents in order to help boost the local economy.  

The commitments include apprenticeship opportunities with Wates and its supply chain partners, and work experience placements for local students. A number of new full-time jobs will also be created, including a graduate-level role. 

John Foster, pre-construction director for Wates Construction North West, said: “Liverpool’s waterfront is one of the most recognisable in the world. Since the 1980s, its regeneration has created a successful and sustainable mixed-use area, which attracts over 5m visitors to the city each year.

We are very proud to have been appointed to work on the next phase of this regeneration, which will not only help to boost Liverpool’s economy but will also create jobs and training opportunities for local residents.”

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