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  1. Published on: 05/01/2017 12:13 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Developers want to build a 96 bedroomed hotel and replacement retail unit on the ground floor after partial demolition and remodelling of the existing shopping centre Marble Place Southport PR8 1DF.



    Marble Place is a modern covered shopping centre situated off Chapel
    Street in the defined Southport Central Area. The shopping centre is
    arranged around an L shaped covered mall which links its main entrances
    on Chapel Street (Southportís pedestrianised main shopping street) and
    Tulketh Street (which is also pedestrianised at this point).
    2.2 The main anchor tenant is TK Maxx, which occupies a large unit on the
    south and west sides of the mall. Other occupiers include reatilers of
    phones, health and beauty, clothes, a newsagents and a butcher.
    2.3 Marble Place occupies a central and highly accessible location in Southport
    town centre, with the mainline railway station and major car parks less
    than 100 metres from the application site.



    The project Developer, Humber Investments Ltd, are seeking to secure full planning consent for the erection of a hotel (comprising 96 bedrooms, entrance lobby, dining room, kitchen and ancillary accommodation) and the erection of a replacement retail unit (unit 14) located on Tulketh street in Southport. Following a successful consent, Humber Investments Ltd intend to build out the development to achieve an active regeneration of the site that will create identity and functionality at a prime location on a major high street in Southport.

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  3. pentire says:05/01/2017 12:19 PM
    BHS must be a better option???

  4. Ralphy Rylance says:05/01/2017 12:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pentire View Post
    BHS must be a better option???
    For a modern hotel?
    And who's to say the owners of the BHS site would be agreeable to it?

    Your house might be a better option for me to live in but as the owner you might not be agreeable to that.

  5. Gestetna says:05/01/2017 02:50 PM
    According To Headline, This seems to have been Approved and going Ahead, Is This Correct,
    """"Marble Place to be partially demolished for 96 bedroom hotel ."""""

  6. whiplash says:05/01/2017 04:18 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pentire View Post
    BHS must be a better option???
    I agree,mix modern and old.

  7. condemnation says:05/01/2017 04:25 PM
    more work !!!!!!!!

  8. torchwud says:05/01/2017 04:28 PM
    looks the way forward for the town without shops...but where is the parking?...no parking,,no guests

  9. Mr. Brightside says:05/01/2017 04:30 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Gestetna View Post
    ...................
    ...According To Headline, This seems to have been Approved and going Ahead, Is This Correct,
    No. A planning application has been submitted. No decision has been made yet.

    http://pa.sefton.gov.uk/online-appli...=OIFFVHNWN4Z00

  10. Mr. Brightside says:05/01/2017 04:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by whiplash View Post
    I agree,mix modern and old.
    Maybe whoever owns the BHS site doesn't want their building to be a hotel?

  11. Ruler!1 says:05/01/2017 06:03 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by torchwud View Post
    looks the way forward for the town without shops...but where is the parking?...no parking,,no guests
    I think there is. It looks like they are keeping the ramp to the loading bay at the back which is where i would presume they would put the parking. However the space isn't big enough for all the guests they plan to have !!

    Not to mention it would make it a little risky with more cars coming and going up there !

  12. pedoja says:05/01/2017 06:38 PM
    Sorry......... that looks horrendous...... A Carbuncle on the street!

  13. K-T says:05/01/2017 07:05 PM
    What do you mean no parking? There are 3 car parks on Tulketh Street! I hope that TK Maxx will stay - best shop in Southport!

  14. Mr. Brightside says:05/01/2017 07:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by K-T View Post
    What do you mean no parking? There are 3 car parks on Tulketh Street! I hope that TK Maxx will stay - best shop in Southport!
    TK Maxx is not affected, most of the shop units are unaffected.
    There will be no car parking at the hotel as there are plenty nearby car parks and easy access to public transport.

  15. silver fox says:05/01/2017 07:40 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brightside View Post
    TK Maxx is not affected, most of the shop units are unaffected.
    There will be no car parking at the hotel as there are plenty nearby car parks and easy access to public transport.
    With "all" the car parks pay and display and patrolled by the vultures, of little use to hotel guests, I can just imagine booking into a hotel knowing you've got to go and move your car every 3 hours.

  16. paulollie says:05/01/2017 07:56 PM
    Have a look at the plans or perhaps read them before more negative reports, doesn't seem that bad to me.


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