The go-ahead has been given for the development of a hotel to celebrate the life of legendary Liverpool FC manager Bill Shankly in the city centre.
Members of Liverpool City Council's planning committee unanimously agreed yesterday to grant planning permission to Signature Living to develop the hotel within Millennium House, which is currently used as offices by the council.
Work is accepted to start work on transforming the property, which will incorporate a training school for the hospitality industry, by the end of the year.
Lawrence Kenwright, founder and director of Signature Living, told the Liverpool Echo that Shankly was the "godfather" of football and the hotel would be a "great thing" for the city.
Signature Living operates serviced apartments in Liverpool, as well as the newly opened 30 James Street hotel.
Shankly, who died in 1981, was regarded as one of Britain's greatest football managers. He led Liverpool FC from 1959 to 1974, winning three league titles two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup.