North Western Hotel, English Building, Architects, Photos, Date, Design, Picture
North Western Hotel Liverpool
Famous Liverpool building, England, UK – design by architect Alfred Waterhouse
20 Oct 2007
North Western Hotel
Lime St, central Liverpool
Date built: 1871
Design: Alfred Waterhouse, Architect
Location: north west city centre
North Western Hotel Building
Located just west of Lime St Station and across the road, north, from St George’s Hall.
Built as a railway hotel 1871 by the London and North Western Railway the hotel served Lime Street railway station. The design was by Alfred Waterhouse, containing 330 rooms. The hotel closed in 1933, subsequently becoming Lime Street Chambers for a while before closing once again. In 1994 the building was bought by John Moores University and, at a cost of £6 million, was converted into a hall of residence for students, opening in 1996.
The building is constructed in stone with a slate roof in the Renaissance Revival style resembling a French château. The baroque details are in the Second Empire style, common for this time period. 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.
North Western Hotel context : Lime Street Station
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