15th October 2018

Construction is set to begin on a new £30m 200-bedroom, 4-star hotel as part of Liverpool City Council’s waterfront development project.

The hotel, built by Wates Construction, will support and supplement the city’s new cruise liner terminal at Princes Dock.

Once built, the terminal will further accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships, helping to boost Liverpool’s economy by creating a world-class tourist destination.

Subject to planning approval, work is scheduled to commence this year, with completion expected the following year.

The construction of the new hotel is the latest in a series of major announcements regarding the £5bn Liverpool Waters development site and sees Liverpool City Council working with landowners Peel Land and Property.

The waterfront project will leave a legacy of jobs and skills that will benefit the region for generations to come.

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

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “Our new cruise liner terminal is vitally important to our growing tourism economy and will mean that once again we can welcome the greatest cruise ships in the world to the Mersey.

“We are working with some of the very best in the engineering industry to deliver this facility to the very highest standards and this new hotel is a vital ingredient to the overall experience.

“I’m delighted a company of the reputation of Wates has been appointed to deliver a world class hotel on our World Heritage waterfront.”

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15th October 2018