North Western Hotel, Liverpool
|North Western Hotel|
North Western Hotel
|OS grid reference||SJ 350 906|
|Built for||London and North Western Railway|
|Architectural style(s)||Second Empire|
|Governing body||John Moores University|
|Designated||28 June 1952|
The hotel was built in 1871 as a railway hotel by the London and North Western Railway to serve Lime Street Station. It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, and contained 330 rooms. The hotel closed in 1933 and remained empty and unused for over 60 years. In 1994 it was bought by John Moores University and, at a cost of £6 million, was converted into a hall of residence for students, which opened in 1996.
The building is constructed in stone with a slate roof in the Renaissance Revival style. It has five storeys, a basement and an attic, and is in 21 bays. The end bays and the bays flanking the three-bay centre are carried up into towers. The central entrance is round-arched, and is flanked by Doric columns.
- English Heritage, "Lime Street Chambers (Former North Western Hotel) (1084209)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 18 September 2012.
- Pye, Ken (2011), Discover Liverpool, Liverpool: Trinity Mirror Media, p. 26, ISBN 978-1-906802-90-5
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