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Apart-hotel could be built opposite India Buildings

Plans to build a 63-room apart-hotel opposite Liverpool’s India Buildings have been revealed.

Proposals for the multi-height building also include space for a new shop or restaurant on the ground floor.

The planned site of the development is a surface car park at the junction of Drury Lane and Brunswick Street which backs on to the Drury House office building.

The apart-hotel scheme, a single block rising from eight to 11 storeys, has been proposed by Liverpool firm Fold Architecture and is a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments.

A document included with the planning application submitted to Liverpool City Council reads: “In recent years, Liverpool has become a hotspot for serviced suites and short stay residential accommodation.

“It’s clear that there remains a healthy demand for the right hotel product in the city and the applicant’s proposal for ‘hotel-living’ and flexible short stay lets is offering yet another niche brand of hotels within the city.

“The site is a well-placed to support a viable and long term sustainable apart-hotel product that fits all the qualities that the applicant company looks for to further its expansion plans in the city.

“It will ensure a new long term user for the site, with the apart-hotel use underpinning the delivery of the mixed-use development including new ground floor commercial uses.”

In August it was announced India Buildings is to become a UK government hub in a move which will make HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) one the city’s biggest employers.

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About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Your Move. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.