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Hotel plan for Liverpool ONE office building

Plans to convert a six-storey office building in the heart of Liverpool ONE into a new hotel have been revealed.

Proposals from YPG Developments for the Russell Building on the corner of School Lane and Peter’s Lane include a rooftop bar.

An application submitted to Liverpool City Council by Liverpool ONE owner Grosvenor Europe seeks permission for a 50-bedroom hotel to occupy the building’s basement and first to sixth floors.

If given the go-ahead, the basement would accommodate a gym and offices, with a conference room and coffee lounge on the first floor.

Under the plans, the second floor would accommodate a reception area, restaurant and bar and open kitchen, six guest bedrooms and an external seating area. Floors three to six would have eleven bedrooms on each level.

A document included with the application reads: “The proposed hotel will ensure that the Russell Building contributes to the vitality and viability of Liverpool city centre by enhancing the provision of tourist accommodation.

“The upper floors of the Russell Building have never been fully occupied, with only floors five and six being permanently occupied since its refurbishment as part of the Liverpool ONE development.”

Ground floor tenant Hotel Chocolat will remain as part of any new hotel.

YPG is involved with a number of projects in Liverpool city centre, including a £50 million mixed-use development in the emerging Fabric District and a new four-storey office development at Kings Dock.

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