This week, the Liverpool planning committee are set to green light plans to transform a historic city centre building into a £20m hotel.
The Fattal Group plans to convert the Gostins Building on Hanover Street into a 207 bed hotel, using design input from social media influencers. The renovation will also see a two-storey rooftop extension added to the eight-storey building.
The company wants to reopen the building as part of its Nyx Hotel brand, which already operates in Milan, Tel Aviv and Bilbao.
Planning permission for the hotel was originally approved in December 2020, subject to the signing of a Section 106 agreement regarding how much the developer will contribute to community projects as part of the plans.
The agreement is ready to be signed, but due to the length of time that has lapsed since the original report was put forward to the planning committee, it requires new approval.
The committee is set to meet tomorrow (Tuesday) to approve the plans.
The Gostins Building was first built in the 20th century and was originally used to house surgical goods company Aryton & Saunders Co Ltd. The building went on to house a small shopping centre, but has now stood empty for a handful of years.
A document included with Fattal’s original planning application states: “The change of use to hotel accommodation provides an effective use of this city centre site, which will help to serve Liverpool’s growing tourist industry while refurbishing an important historic building back to its former glory.