At 30 acres, Paddington Village is being developed by Liverpool City Council in three phases: Paddington Central, Paddington South and Paddington North, with Morgan Sindall Construction undertaking numerous projects as part of the first Central phase.
Work on the first phase has been made possible by a £12 million grant from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for remediation of the site.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, said: “Paddington Village is going to be a real game changer to the city’s economy and will help drive the Liverpool Powerhouse for decades to come. This new hotel is a pivotal part of the jigsaw on the central plot and I’m delighted work has now begun to make it a reality. 2020 is going to be a huge year for Paddington Village as so many of the schemes – like The Spine – complete and we start to witness its blossoming into a world-leading innovation district.”
Richard Potts, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “Today represents another significant and celebratory occasion for our team on the Paddington Village project. What’s being created within this development will be incredibly important for the future of Liverpool, and we envisage this hotel being a key factor in enabling people to visit Paddington Village in order to tap into the resources, skills and knowledge available within what will be one Europe’s most important innovation districts. This is a hugely exciting time, and we look forward to working with our project partners throughout 2020 to help fulfil Liverpool City Council’s bold vision for the scheme.”
Gareth Callen, partner at Ryder, added: “We are delighted to be working alongside Liverpool City Council, Knowledge Quarter Liverpool and Morgan Sindall Construction on this project. The tower form has a commanding landmark presence across the city and the impact of this key development of the masterplan reaches well beyond the North West, yet remains personal to us at Ryder, as our Liverpool office is located just five minutes from the site at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter.”