Wates submits planning application for Liverpool cruise terminal hotel

WCN Editorial Team 18 Apr 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based construction, property services and development company Wates has submitted a detailed planning application for a new cruise terminal hotel as part of a major waterfront regeneration scheme in Liverpool.

Wates said that the city council appointed the company to build a new cruise terminal hotel at Liverpool Waters, the waterfront regeneration scheme of Peel Land and Property.

The new hotel is expected to include a 200-bedroom accommodation complex, a lobby bar, café, restaurant, business suite and back-of-house facilities, along with visitor and coach parking, and a taxi pick-up and drop-off point.

The terminal is expected to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships and create new jobs and generate wider economic benefit to the city region.

Wates said that as part of the construction of the hotel, it will provide extensive training and employment opportunities for local residents along with appointing local supply chain partners to boost the city’s economy.

The company’s design team includes Brock Carmichael as architects, Curtains as civil and structural engineers, Ramboll as mechanical and electrical engineers and Planit as landscape architects.

Wates Construction pre-construction director John Foster said: “The new Liverpool Cruise Terminal Hotel forms a core part of the transformation of Liverpool’s waterfront, which will represent a significant step-change in the city's tourism industry as well as positively impacting its economy.

“Submission of planning is an exciting step for the team and brings to fruition months of hard work to consult with local people and develop plans for a luxury hotel befitting a world-class tourist destination.”

The Local Growth Fund has supported the new cruise terminal facility with £20m funding, which is awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.

Peel Land and Property is expected to gift the site of Princes Jetty and Plot 11 along Princes Parade to the city council for the construction of the cruise terminal and the hotel.

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Image: Wates has submitted a detailed planning application for a cruise terminal hotel at Liverpool Waters. Photo: Courtesy of Wates.

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