£70m luxury hotel in heart of tech hub gets green light

Plans for the  £70m first luxury hotel in Liverpool’s technology hub Baltic have been approved by the city council today (Tuesday, June 13).

Developer Elliot Group had applied for a change of use to an existing planning approval to create The Vincent Residence & Hotel, a luxury 306-bedroom hotel overlooking Queen’s Dock.

The development will also offer 50 ‘over-sized’ serviced apartments, a 10,000sq ft basement event space and a range of luxury rooftop services, including restaurant, lounge, spa, gym and outdoor circuit training terrace.

The hotel will be the latest investment by well-known local hotelier Paul Adams, the creative force behind the Vincent brand.

Adams is also working with Elliot Group on the Times Hotel by Vincent on Seel Street in Liverpool’s Ropewalks, currently under construction.

Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group said: “Baltic has been crying out for the sort of hotel that fits the neighbourhood’s funky vibe.  I’m delighted with this news and to be working once again with Paul Adams and his team.”

The Vincent Residence & Hotel will be the fourth property in Paul Adams’ Liverpool portfolio to go alongside his popular Vincent café and cocktail bar in Liverpool’s business district, The Times Hotel on Seel Street and the recently launched Vincent Kitchen, the wheat, gluten and dairy free bowl food concept on Liverpool’s prime independent restaurant strip, Bold Street.

He also operates the popular Vincent boutique hotel in the upmarket Victorian resort of Southport.

The scheme places the serviced residences to the front in a 15-storey block, with the hotel at right angles to the rear in a 14 storey building.

No changes to scale, height or exterior design were made to the original planning permission.

Work on the project is expected to start in early autumn.  Project architects are well-known hotel designers Falconer Chester Hall, who have designed more than 20 hotels across the UK, including the first Vincent Hotel in Southport and Liverpool’s Hope Street Hotel.

Planning advisors to the project were Zerum in Manchester.