An iconic building in Liverpool is to be brought back to life as a new hotel under its new ownership.
The North Western Hall in Liverpool, formerly the North Western Hotel, is to become a hotel once again in a project spearheaded by Worthington Properties with leisure specialists Jenics.
The Grade-II listed building, one of the founding family of ‘grand railway hotels’ which includes The Midland in Manchester, St Pancras in London and The Balmoral in Edinburgh, will be completely transformed before opening in mid-2019.
In recent years the Renaissance style building has served as student accommodation after being bought by John Moores University in 1996.
Now Jenics has been tasked with finding a new operator for the site, with director Jeremy Collins saying that the site is likely to appeal to a budget, or aparthotel operator, as well a full service providers.
He said: “The plans for accommodation are suitable for all types of operators, with room numbers ranging from 180 for full service and up to 230 limited service budget providers.
“As a purpose built hotel, retuning this iconic site to an hotel operation is an efficient refurbishment exercise that adds to the cost effectiveness and speed of delivery of the site.
“With the property in excellent condition and a supportive city council behind the proposals we are expecting high levels of interest.”