Plans for a new Shakespearean themed luxury boutique hotel in Prescot town centre were given the green light at Knowsley Council’s Planning Committee (on Thursday 9 November 2017).
The proposals include a 27 bed hotel, set across five floors, along with a restaurant, bar, function rooms and car park on the site of the old Imperial Hotel pub on Bridge Road.
The site is currently clear and ready for development after the building was demolished in 2015.
This latest development in Prescot will help to provide accommodation for the increase in visitors expected when the Shakespeare North Playhouse opens in 2020, the developer has also revealed that the hotel will have a Shakespeare theme. It will also help to create new job opportunities for local people, both in the construction phase and once the hotel opens its doors.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:
“This is another high quality development for Prescot town centre that will bring yet another derelict brownfield site back into use. Prescot is undergoing a huge transformation with the proposed Shakespeare North Playhouse, new housing developments and transport improvements, and through the council’s bold growth plans we are continuing to attract more investment and provide more facilities for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
The hotel developer, John Doran said:
“Being local to the area, I am really excited about the transformation happening in Prescot, and that is one of the reasons why I’ve chosen to invest here. The council has also given me excellent support throughout the planning process and is dedicated to delivering high quality developments, like this in the area.”
Construction work is expected to start in March 2018 and the hotel will be open late 2018.