• Hope Street, Liverpool, Signature Living

New hotel and restaurant planned for Hope Street

The former Liverpool Wellbeing and Yoga Centre on Hope Street could be transformed into a new boutique hotel.

Signature Living has applied for planning permission to convert the Georgian terraced building, which would also include a standalone restaurant.

According to plans submitted to Liverpool City Council the new basement eatery would serve hotel guests and would also be open to the general public.

The developer, which is also behind other hotels in the city including Victoria Street’s Shankly Hotel and 30 James Street, would create a hotel reception and eight en suite rooms across the building’s other four floors.

Meanwhile the demolition of a garage to the rear of the building is also being proposed, making way for a new two-storey outbuilding which would house a further three bedrooms including one larger family room.

A document included within the application says: “Whilst larger than the original building on the site, the extension would be of a similar massing to the coach-house at the neighbouring property at 35 Hope Street.

“The extension will have a roof terrace to provide external space for hotel guests, accessed via an external staircase within the lightwell.”

It adds: “Finally, we have elected to create some additional space for guests within what was the ‘yard’ area of the building.

“At present this provides little usable space for the hotel, however by erecting a small extension we can create one additional hotel room and form lightwells to three of the ground floor hotel units as well as a glass skylight for the restaurant in the basement.”

Signature Living believes the plans are in keeping with the building’s Hope Street surroundings, which are also home to high end restaurants and hotels including London Carriage Works, 60 Hope Street and Hope Street Hotel.

If given the go ahead for the new venture, the firm doesn’t aim to change the front façade of the building, which is set within the city’s Canning Conservation Area.

Once open, the new hotel and restaurant is expected to employ 35 full-time equivalent staff.

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