Developer Elliot Group has submitted a planning application to change an approved residential block at its Aura scheme in Liverpool into a hotel, “in response to continued high demand for hotel accommodation in the city”.

The 278-bedroom hotel will replace plans for a 142-bed apartment block, set to be delivered oppostive Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Aura is on site, with Liverpool-based contractor Vermont delivering more than 1,000 student beds over two blocks. Elliot Group said the gross development value of the project will be £100m when complete.


“Paddington Village and the new hospital are driving demand for accommodation in this part of the city so the move makes absolute strategic sense,” said Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group.

Falconer Chester Hall designed the hotel, and said its target date for determination by the planning authority is mid- to late-November.

Zerum Consult is advising Elliot Group on the planning application.



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