Talks with global hotel brands revealed as part of mixed-use scheme on
key site in Liverpool’s business district
Liverpool-based Elliot Group has offered a first glimpse of the company’s ambitious plans for its 2.6 acre Pall Mall site on the northern edge of the city’s business district.
The developer has released an image of a 28-storey tower which it hopes will form the centre-piece of a mixed-use development which would include a new luxury hotel alongside residential accommodation. The proposed scheme, if approved, would include:
Each pairing of blocks sits on a two storey podium which will include amenity space, office accommodation and undercroft parking to serve the development. There will be extensive landscaping around the site, as well as roof terraces on each building for residents to enjoy.
The company has revealed that it is in detailed discussions with two separate global hotel brands keen to secure a presence in Liverpool’s booming tourism and convention market.
“The site is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the new cruise terminal and this has really piqued hoteliers’ interest,” explained Elliot Group director Elliot Lawless.
“The hoteliers approached us which has given us confidence to progress that part of our plans in more detail. We’ve not yet decided whether to include any substantial office space in the overall development, but the fact is that Liverpool needs to be able to offer a pipeline to the market if it is to stand a fighting chance of securing any of the footloose requirements out there.”
The developer is currently in advanced discussions about its proposals with Liverpool City Council – a process it describes as “constructive and focused” – and says it remains on target to submit a detailed planning application by mid-September.
The company purchased the part-built development from the Landwood Group last year following the failure of developer North Point Global. PP O’Connor has now completed demolition of the concrete frame left after the developer’s collapse.
“Local residents were very understanding of our need to drop the frame promptly and I want to thank them and local councillors for their patience and understanding during that process,” said Mr Lawless.
The site is across the road from Elliot Group’s ‘triple tower’ Infinity project, currently on site, and Lawless previously stated that the development will allow his firm to “bring a critical mass of quality to the area which will seal its position as the prime zone for the northern expansion of the city centre.”
The architect for the new scheme is Falconer Chester Hall in Liverpool. Zerum is acting as planning consultant.
15th July 2019 by