North Western Hall to be restored to its former glory as Lime Street hotel in 2020

The iconic building will reopen in Autumn 2020 as a Radisson Red Hotel.

The iconic North Western Hall on Lime Street is set to open as a Radisson Red hotel in Autumn 2020 after the ambitious renovation project secured a £20m loan from the Merseyside Pension Fund.

Grade II listed, the colossal Lime Street building, designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse has been used as office space and Liverpool University halls of residence since it opened its doors originally as a 330-room hotel back in 1871.

Located directly opposite St George’s Hall the hotel will make the perfect base for visitors to explore our amazing city. Flanked on one side by the Liverpool Empire Theatre and Lime Street station on the other, North Western Hall will sit at the heart of a huge redevelopment of this area. With plans to widen St George’s Plateau, install a new public square and water feature, while reducing traffic on the north-bound carriageway, Lime Street will become a ‘gateway experience’ with much more pedestrianised space. More on the proposed 2020 Lime Street development plans here.  

Likened to Hogwarts by some locals, North Western Hall is ideally placed to enjoy many of the city’s major celebrations and events. Directly facing St George’s Hall, the Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and World Museum, the proposed 202-bed Radisson Red hotel, one of only 5 of its kind in the world, will offer guests the chance to look out on to possibly the city’s greatest view, with our shopping, heritage sites and world class waterfront just a short walk away.

We can’t wait to see the finished result and will bring you more on the development as we get it.


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