Brock Carmichael has designed the proposed 200-bed, 10 storey, four star hotel adjacent to Liverpool’s planned Cruise Liner Terminal, part of the city’s waterfront regeneration.

Work on the waterfront hotel in Princes Dock, within the £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme is scheduled to start in April 2020, with completion during 2022.

The hotel will operate in conjunction with the Cruise Liner Terminal on cruise days and work independently on other days. Its facilities include a grand lobby, bar at ground level, panoramic views, conference facilities, car and coach parking and pick up/drop off. The design is being carefully critiqued, and all materials are specified to fit in with the challenging environmental conditions of the waterfront. The scheme has been subjected to a full Environmental Impact Assessment, including a wind analysis and assessment by the Conservation Management Board and Places Matter.


John Cassell, Partner at Brock Carmichael said; “The continued success of Liverpool’s cruise industry sees the return of large cruise ships like Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria to Liverpool. It is one of the most visual signs of Liverpool city region’s economic renaissance over the past decade. In 2019 there will be over 75 visits from cruise ships, often holding over 4,000 passengers and crew. Liverpool should and can be a ‘must see’ destination for visitors from all over the world and by improving quayside cruise facilities the city is planning for the future. A world-class hotel is essential, that takes inspiration for the design from other waterfront cities in the Far and Middle East, London and Mediterranean. It is also designed as an integral piece of the Princess Dock neighbourhood to provide quality four star plus hotel facilities and spectacular views across the City, Princes Dock, the Pier Head, River Mersey and beyond.”

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool said; “Our new cruise liner terminal is vitally important to our growing tourism economy. It will mark a new chapter in the city’s maritime future as we create a world class experience for the cruise companies and their passengers. This new hotel is a vital ingredient to the overall experience.“

The 200 bedrooms in the new hotel include 9 fully assisted rooms and hoist facilities.

The main contractor is Wates Construction, building on behalf of Liverpool City Council. The design team in addition to Brock Carmichael includes Ramboll UK (M&E), Curtins (Civil & Structural) and Project Four (H&S).