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New hotel with basement restaurant planned for Duke Street

A new hotel complete with a basement restaurant could be opening on Liverpool’s Duke Street.

BRKLYN Hotel would replace student accommodation at the three-storey Arena House.

According to a planning application from David Colebourn of Evolve Duke Street Ltd submitted to Liverpool City Council, the new hotel will include 20 bedrooms with 12 suites and eight double rooms.

The proposed basement restaurant (CGI pictured) will have its own entrance and space for up to 50 diners.

Externally, the applicant hopes to replicate the look of The Nadler Liverpool hotel on nearby Seel Street.

A document included with the change of use planning application reads: “Each of the rooms will be refurbished to a high standard, which will improve the internal fabric of the building ensuring internal fabrics/coverings are renewed, expanding the potential life span of the building for future use.

“It is considered that the proposed use of a hotel is suitable within this location as it is situated within a prime location for retail, leisure facilities, restaurants and the city centre attractions.”

Elsewhere on Duke Street, Legacie Developments recently announced plans to build a £30 million luxury hotel on land currently used as a car park.

The developer aims to start work on the 250-bedroom scheme, at the junction with Slater Street, by “the end of the summer or in September”.

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