Liverpool’s £1bn Paddington Village selects £35m Accor Hotels
Accor Hotels have been selected to bring a joint Novotel hotel and aparthotel to Liverpool City Council’s £1bn Paddington Village scheme in the city’s Knowledge Quarter (KQ).
The £35m development, which will involve a 160-bedroom Novotel hotel and 60-bedroom upscale aparthotel, will be operated by Legacy Hotels & Resorts.
Located opposite the Royal Liverpool Hospital, where construction is expected to re-start this month, the striking 18-storey tower will have a commanding presence across the city as its highest venue, and when lit at night it will be the beacon for KQ Liverpool.
To be designed by Ryder Architecture, the four-star hotel will include a generous reception foyer and atrium with multi-purpose conference and event facilities, function bar, restaurant and executive bar lounge, fitness suite and meeting rooms.
Colin Sinclair, KQ Liverpool chief executive, said: “When Accor showed us their stylish new Novotel at Canary Wharf in London, we knew it was the iconic presence we needed for this landmark site.
“It is yet more evidence of the growing importance of Liverpool as a world-class destination for culture, tourism, sport, education and business, creating jobs for the people of Liverpool and adding to the city’s already vibrant hotel scene.”
Barry Roberts, managing director at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure in the North, said: “This announcement is the latest key stage of the development of what will be a pivotal element of the Knowledge Quarter, and we are looking forward to working with Novotel and the wider project team to make their ambitious plans for this hotel a reality.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of our work at Paddington Village is the positive impact it has on the wider city…”
“We will continue to ensure our ongoing presence benefits the regional economy through the incorporation of local businesses in our supply chain, as well as creating jobs and training opportunities for local people.”
The new hotel will follow the development of four major schemes already secured within Paddington Village, with a construction value of £150m: The RCP’s new Northern headquarters – The Spine; The Rutherford Cancer Centre North West, a new live-learn centre by Kaplan for Liverpool International College and a new diagnostics centre.
The £1bn Paddington Village scheme is one of the flagship regeneration projects in Liverpool and the City Council is also in the process of devising a Spatial Regeneration Framework for the KQ Gateway, along the Lime Street Corridor.