Located within the 450-acre Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, Paddington Village is a £1 billion expansion scheme east of the city centre which, when complete, will be a key part of one of the UK’s leading innovation districts – incorporating new science, technology, education and health space.
One of the projects is a 221-bed Novotel hotel located on the corner plot facing the New Royal Hospital and university campus.
The 13-storey, four-star hotel will be franchised under the Accor Novotel brand and operated by Legacy Hotels & Resorts, comprising both short and long stay suites.
The application also includes plans to include three flexible meeting spaces, a co-working space, a gym and addition to public realm. The food and beverage amenities will include a restaurant, bar, coffee bar and a roof terrace.
Additionally, a planning application for a multi-storey car park with a combined heat and power (CHP) energy centre located on the ground floor has been resubmitted by architects KKA.
The revised car park design has seen the facility increase from eight storeys to 12, enlarging the capacity from 1,088 to 1,245 bays, with their size having also been increased. The car park will comprise a combination of standard and accessible bays, as well as 12 electric vehicle recharging bays with capacity to increase this number in the future. The building will also offer parking for cycles and motorcycles and a facilities manager’s office has also been incorporated.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “This new hotel and the car park and energy centre are all vital to the completion of our Paddington Village site. They are crucial pieces of infrastructure needed to support all the amazing businesses that are flocking to this game-changing development. The city council is delighted with the progress to date and we are already looking at the next phases of expansion and how we can attract more high-quality companies and jobs to the city.”