Hotel above city centre bar proposed

Additional hotel space could be coming to Liverpool city centre as plans to create accommodation above Lanigans Irish bar have been revealed.

An applicant named as Richard Lanigan is seeking permission from Liverpool City Council to convert the vacant upper floors of the Ranelagh Street establishment into a “pod type hotel”.

The conversion will not require any alterations to the elevation of the bar, but include the construction of flat-roofed extension at the rear of the property to increase floor space.

A statement issued to the council reads: “Lanigans is a successful public house in the heart of Liverpool city centre. There are two vacant floors over the bar and the client wishes to open a pod type hotel to help with the city’s need for hotel space.

“It is proposed that a flat roofed-extension be constructed at the rear of the property to increase floor area, with a plant room on the existing roof.”

The report states that the roof extension will be made from the same materials as the adjacent building to ensure the hotel is in keeping with the surrounding architecture on Ranelagh Street.

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