Proposals submitted to complete £15m Shankly Hotel development

4th August 2023 | Jack Oliver

Development at a Preston hotel which was halted by administration troubles could be resumed after the submission of fresh plans.

Proposals submitted by Signature Living for the Shankly Hotel could see the creation of a new bar and restaurant, wedding and events space, and a spa.

Signature Living purchased the property, which was formerly a Post Office building, from Preston City Council in 2018.

Work to transform the building had started in 2017 but was delayed in 2019 due to uncertainty around Brexit and additional issues relating to asbestos within the site.

The Pandemic then caused the delays to continue, however work resumed in June 2020 and the building’s new roof extension was eventually completed by 2021.

Work at the hotel came to a stop in August 2022 when Signature Living entered administration, owing over £22m to its creditors.

It is not specified how many rooms the hotel will include, however Signature Living had previously received permission for 66. It is believed that around 60 room will be created.


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