26th November 2019

Liverpool Hotesl Update

Hot on the heels of Deloitte’s announcement that Liverpool City Region’s booming visitor economy has turned the city into a hotspot for hotel investment, three more new hotels have been approved this month.

Comprising a combined total of combined 754 bedrooms, hotel developments Aura, Norfolk Street and Niboco have been granted planning approval by Liverpool City Council on the 19th November. Read more about each new hotel development below:


Norfolk Street


  • Crossfield Baltic Hotel
  • Bedrooms: 202
  • Developer: Crossfield Exclusive
  • Architect: Brock Carmichael
  • Storeys: Nine


Crossfield Exclusive’s proposal will replace a currenly vacant plot at Norfolk Street and will include a gym, bar, restaurant, and outdoor roof terrace.

The scheme is part of a wider phased development by Crossfield; the first phase of 129 apartments is currently being built. The hotel will sit on the former Liver Grease, Oil & Chemicals buildings, which will all be knocked down to make way for the scheme.

The site sits within Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site buffer zone, and the project is expected to have a development value of £20m.

Phil Malthouse, associate at Brock Carmichael said: “The design of the new hotel development will really complement the vibrant Baltic Triangle district. Historically the buildings in this area are of an industrial and warehouse nature from which our design proposal has taken a lead.

“The brick and metal design provides a visual link to the location’s heritage whilst providing the style and function of a four-star hotel.”




  • Bedrooms: 274
  • Developer: Elliot Group
  • Architect: Falconer Chester Hall
  • Planner: Zerum
  • Storeys: Three to nine


Replacing a previously-proposed residential block, the hotel at the wider £100m Aura development will feature nearly 300 bedrooms. Targeted at a budget operator, the building tops out at nine storeys and sits on a plot bounded by Prescot Street and Low Hill.

The hotel is to include a restaurant, bar and lounge, along with a 1,350 sq ft commercial unit at ground floor level.

Elliot Group announced it would be bringing forward the hotel at the site in August, replacing a previously-proposed 142-apartment block at the £100m scheme, which also includes more than 1,000 flats for students and key workers.

“We know from the competition among operators to secure the hotel at Paddington Village that there is unmet demand for quality accommodation in the Knowledge Quarter,” said Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group.  “Our proposals will enable operators keen to service the area’s growing business, medical and academic sectors to secure a prominent site in the heart of the area.”



Gostins Building

  • Bedrooms: 278
  • Developer: Niboco
  • Architect: Studio RBA
  • Storeys: 12


Re-jigged from an earlier planning application, this £30m project was is the latest by developer Niboco and will bring another four-star-plus offering to Liverpool City Centre.

Plans include a four-storey rooftop extension while the lower eight floors will be converted into hotel use. A rooftop terrace is also proposed.



26th November 2019