Date: September 2018
Name: Radisson RED Liverpool – opening 2020
No. of Keys: 202
Seller: The site is the city’s historic North Western Hotel building, owned by Marcus Worthington Group, who will spend £30m to refurbish the building. They bought the grade II listed, 1871 building, in early 2018 from John Moores University, who had used it for student housing since 1996, when they bought it for £6m.
Designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse, and formerly known as the North Western Hotel, North Western Hall, which is located next to Lime Street and opposite St George’s Hall, was used as offices following its closure as a railway hotel in 1933.
Buyer: Russell Worthington, development director for Marcus Worthington Group, said: “The North Western was part of that great series of railway hotels which also included The Midland in Manchester and the St Pancras Midland in London.
It’s a building deserving of its original intended purpose as a railway hotel and it will benefit the city to have it back in public use for people to enjoy after many decades of being used privately.
It will be the second Radisson Red hotel in the UK, joining a recent opening in Glasgow.
Local agent Jenics acted for Marcus Worthington.
The project team includes Turley, Fairhurst, Hoare Lea, Fisher Acoustics and Vectos.
THPT Comment: Great to see this fab old building being returned to it’s original use as a hotel. Hope the architects retain the “grand dame” feel.
First Seen: Radisson website