Developer: Marcus Worthington Group
Project value: £30m
Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker
Hotel rooms: 202
The developer outlined its plans the Sir Alfred Waterhouse-designed building earlier this year, and is aiming to fully refurbish the building to house a 202-bed hotel with a bar, restaurant, gym, and meetings rooms.
An international hotel operator has been lined up to take on the building subject to planning consent with an opening date set for 2020. The Victorian building was last used as a hotel in the 1930s and has been used as student accommodation for the last 22 years.
Worthingtons acquired the building from LJMU earlier this year.
Source: Place North West.