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Empty Duke Street Georgian houses to become new apart-hotel

A row of empty Georgian buildings on Duke Street is set to be transformed into 21 self-contained apart-hotel units.

Epic Liverpool is behind plans for the three-storey homes which are currently home to the ‘Opera for Chinatown’ public art installation.

Liverpool City Council this week gave Epic the green light to its proposals which could also feature a restaurant or bar on the ground floor.

According to a document included with a planning application for the scheme, the works “will not harm the buildings” and there are no plans to alter “the character of the front elevation”.

However a new “modern contemporary flat roof” level, clad in grey zinc, will be added.

Epic already has an apart-hotel further down Duke Street, as well as another venue on Seel Street. The firm also operates serviced apartments on Campbell Street.

Your Move understands that talks are underway which could see the ‘Opera for Chinatown’ installation relocated to the Chinese Freemasons on Nelson Street.

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