Plans were approved by the city’s planning committee today (23 July), with work beginning in late autumn, on the construction of the 8,100 sqm, three-hall exhibition centre and 200-room ‘headquarters’ hotel, which will form part of ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "This is fantastic news for Liverpool. I’ve pushed this project hard from the beginning, because I know the huge economic benefits it will bring to our city, attracting new visitors, boosting local business and creating jobs. This decision from the planning committee means we can now press ahead with delivering an absolutely world class waterfront development.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool will include an atrium, meeting rooms and a business centre. The three halls will each be 2,700sqm and will be separated by movable walls.
Pullman will be the brand for the four-star hotel, which will include up to 10,500sqm of floor space and seven storeys of rooms, above a ground floor reception, lobby, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms and gym.