23 July 2018
|From left to right - Shaun McKee (WYG), Stephen Johnston (John Graham Construction LTD), Mark Williams (Mason Owen), Cllr Gary Millar (Liverpool City Council), Andrew Weisz (Quest Apartment Hotel)|
Quest Apartment Hotels is building its first UK aparthotel in Liverpool city centre to inject new opportunities into the heart of the vibrant city. Working alongside Vabeld and Graham Construction, we are supporting the development as the Employers Agent and Quantity Surveyor.
The £7.5 million Quest Liverpool City Centre, which began construction in early July, is due for completion in June 2019. The aparthotel will be located on Church Street, adjacent to the landmark Liverpool ONE complex.
With over 150 properties in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji, Quest Apartment Hotels is the largest aparthotel operator in Australasia. Its first foray into the UK will present 200 new jobs during construction, and a further 25 part-time and full-time positions upon completion.
The six-storey building will feature 100 serviced apartments, in addition to a conference room, gym, and back-of-house facilities.
As Employers Agent and Quantity Surveyor, our team will manage costs and establish an overall programme for the project as a whole to monitor and assist the delivery of key project milestones.
Shaun McKee, Senior Quantity Surveyor at WYG, said: “This development is a major testament to Liverpool’s international openness to investment and trade. Given its focal point location on the main street in the city, the high-quality apart hotel will provide visitors with a great new experience. We’re really proud to help deliver this by ensuring Quest Apartment Hotels achieves cost certainty and that the scheme is complete within the programme.”
Liverpool City Councillor Gary Millar added: “It’s no longer just about Europe – we’re seeing international interest from our friends in the Commonwealth and we’re delighted that a tried and tested company like Quest…has chosen Liverpool as the site for their first UK development.”