The Hotel School

We will witness the transformation of our 1960s residence into a boutique hotel and restaurant, catering to local residents and visitors and themed around Liverpool City Region attractions.

There will be eleven en-suite bedrooms including one accessible bedroom on the First Floor; and on the Ground Floor we will have a 50-cover restaurant, professional kitchen and private dining room plus conference facilities.

Upon completion the project will deliver a functioning hotel and restaurant business enabling young people to learn and achieve in a commercial hospitality environment.

  • Three days per week, from Monday to Wednesday, we expect to host visits with students from local secondary schools showcasing careers in hospitality and the Visitor Economy.
  • Four days per week, we expect to deliver apprenticeship training in the hotel, kitchen and restaurant to prepare a cohort ready to enter into further education or direct employment.

Design of the Scheme

We commissioned architectural design services from MGMA Studio, who delivered a full bespoke restoration and repurposing strategy. With those designs, we have now secured planning permission for the development. Since the formation of La Salle Hospitality Education Charity in October 2023, we have also acquired the full, exclusive, long-term lease of the site from the De La Salle Brothers.

Request for Funding

We are seeking funding from Trusts and Foundations, to support us in delivering the development. The required funding to commence this process is £1.5m. Once secured we expect to be able to deliver a procurement exercise to appoint a Principal Contractor and relevant sub-contractors within a six-month period. This would be followed by the full refurbishment process lasting around 12mths before opening the business.