Multi-million pound plans to turn historic Cains factory in Liverpool into a brewery village which would include a new boutique hotel are on track, according to developers behind the project.
Talks are ongoing with officials over the £150m scheme that would see a craft brewery, apartments and a boutique hotel created at the site in Stanhope Street.
The developers are now calling for even more investment in the area, and are pushing for the council to consider reopening the abandoned St James’s rail station, which could provide a “major boost” for tourism in the city.
The proposal for the Cains site were approached by Liverpool council in November 2013 and work was expected to have begun by the end of 2014.
Although work has not yet started, the bid is said to still be on track with the project set to be complete by 2016. The boutique hotel would contribute to the creation of up to 800 jobs in the new area.
Andy Delaney, director of development consulting and agency, confirmed Cains is speaking to developers and told the Liverpool Echo: “The Mayor and the city council have been very supportive of the development plans thus far and we hope that this support will continue as the Baltic Triangle area continues to evolve in such an exciting way.
“We believe that the wider area would benefit from investment in an improved public realm and transport links.”