New designs for a hotel in south Liverpool have been revealed.
Allerton Manor Golf Course originally got approval for a new hotel last year, with a mixed public reaction to the proposed design.
However it would now appear the proposals have been changed significantly, with new designs visible on Liverpool Council’s planning portal.
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Under the plans submitted to the council, the remains of Allerton Manor, the majority of which burned down decades ago, is still set to form the lower floors of the hotel.
However, the design of the extension on top of the original house has changed significantly and its facade now consists largely of glass.
The golf club’s operators, Green Circle, said in an application to the council that size was the main factor in the decision to change the designs, with the 31 bedroom proposal that has already been approved proving too small for a planned conference facility.
The new hotel would also have a spa and a banqueting suite.
A report submitted to the council said: “After due consideration and further financial and market opinion it is concluded that the approved 31 guest bedroom hotel is of insufficient capacity to support the hotel conference facility and banqueting suite and the proposed spa is of inadequate size to meet the anticipated demand for health and beauty treatments.
“This fresh application proposal sets out to provide a more viable hotel proposal by increasing the number of guest bedrooms to 66 rooms and providing a larger spa and banqueting suite.”
Green Circle said it recognised the original designs had received “significant adverse public comments ” and that it had taken those on board when it commissioned the design for the larger hotel.
That design proposed utilising different types of cladding across the hotel and was smaller in scale.
At the time, some members of the public had criticised the design as not complimenting the original architectural style of the building.
However, others argued that the building had been unsustainable for years in its current form and praised proposals to use it more effectively.
The hotel plans form a significant part of a larger project to overhaul the golf course.
Since Green Circle took over as the operator in 2015 here have been a number of new additions to the course, including the transformations of the stables block to create a new shop and The Old Stables Restaurant.
There is also a multi function event space above, The Hay Loft function suite.
In 2018, Green Circle signed a long term lease with the council allowing it to invest further in the course.
The Grade II-listed manor was built between 1810 and 1812 but the majority of it was destroyed in a fire in 1944.
For much of the time that followed it was effectively a shell rather than a building, with part of it renovated and turned into Fletcher’s Sports Bar.
Liverpool Council’s planning department will now consider the proposals.