Plans have been submitted to transform Liverpool's Grade II-listed Ropewalks building on Duke Street into a 16-bedroom boutique hotel.
A planning application submitted to Liverpool City Council by the TMA Group and architectural drawings from Falconer Chester Hall reveal plans for a three-floor hotel at 17 Duke Street with a café/bar on the ground floor, which will "look to retain as many of the original features as possible, in particular the shop front windows".
Thomas Bower, Michael Connolly and Andrew Spencer are listed as the directors of the TMA Group, which will operate the hotel and bar trading under the name Lock and Key hotel.
The site was originally built as an early merchant house in the late 18th century and previously housed a ground floor café with residential space above, however has been empty for more than a decade.
Liverpool has been the focus of several hotel plans recently, with the Eliot Group submitting plans for a £70m luxury hotel overlooking Queen's Dock last month, Signature Living putting in a bid for the city's Municipal Buildings in December and Starwood's acquisition of the Martins bank building.
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