‘BLING BUILDING’ SET TO SHINE AS NEW CITY CENTRE HOTEL
A proposal to convert a highly-distinctive Liverpool city centre building into an 18-room hotel, including plans for a rooftop bar and basement spa, is set to be approved.
Signature Living has submitted the application for the Bling Building at the corner of Hanover Street and School Lane.
Originally built as hairdressing salon and training academy for hair stylist Herbert Howe, the property was sold to Signature Living in 2016.
Under the current proposal, the ground floor retail unit and mezzanine levels will be converted into a bar and restaurant.
The upper floors will be refurbished and developed into 18 suites, consisting if 33 bedrooms.
The roof will be rdeveloped to create a rooftop bar, while the basement will be reimagined as treatment rooms and made available to guests for spa treatments.
Liverpool City Council planning officers have recommended the scheme for approval ahead of the committee’s next meeting on 18 June.