THE art deco Littlewoods building in Liverpool's Edge Lane is to be turned into a new hotel, apartment complex, retail space and commercial centre, it was announced last night.


The scheme will be carried out by award-winning regeneration developers Urban Splash, the company that has already rescued the Matchworks at Garston and the former Liverpool Collegiate in Shaw Street.

Liverpool Land Development Company, the public-private regeneration agency, announced the former Littlewoods Pools headquarters - which is owned by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) - will be restored by urban Splash as preferred developers.