Plans to convert a kitchen showroom into a new hotel in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle are expected to be approved.
Living Brick’s proposals for ‘Baltic Hotel’ include a café, restaurant and a three-storey roof extension.
A report to Liverpool City Council’s planning committee recommending the 36-bedroom hotel for approval says the scheme will contribute towards a “sustainable mix of uses in an accessible location, benefiting the local economy and providing enhanced employment prospects and will assist in increasing activity in the area”.
The application site on Jamaica Street is designated within the UDP (Unitary Development Plan) for industrial uses, however the report notes that a “strict adherence to [this] policy” has so far failed to attract any new interest.
If plans are approved, the building’s current occupier Baltic Kitchens & Bedrooms would relocate to more modern premises.
A total of 36 bedrooms are proposed for the hotel – 18 within the existing mid to late 19th Century building and 18 located within the new rooftop extension.
Developer Living Brick recently submitted plans for another hotel on Duke Street.
It’s envisaged that the 30-room ‘Duke Street Boutique’, earmarked for a vacant plot between a nursery and French style café bar Petit Café Du Coin, will feature a spacious lobby and seating area backdropped by an “impressive curving staircase”.
The council’s planning committee will convene next Tuesday (11 December) to rule on the Baltic Triangle proposals.