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Old May 27th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #61
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4th May 2009 update.
LJMU ART & DESIGN ACADEMY


LJMU


LJMU


LJMU

A new art gallery, public exhibition space and public open space to bring all John Moores Univerity's art and design programmes into one space. Will include a sculpture garden and a public park.

Location: Site of St Nicholas Centre by Metropolitan Cathedral.

Project Value: £23.5m.

Developer: Liverpool JMU

Architect: Rick Mather Architects

Description: A new building to house the School of Art and Design, the Tate Cafe and the Conference and Events Service. Funding obtained for landscaping to create a sculpture park open to the general public.

Commence: July 2006

Finish: Summer 2009

Status (May 2009): Complete except for snagging. Final completion expected in summer. Discussions ongoing with the Archdiocese, the Science Park and Liverpool Vision to create a suitable and appropriate design scheme for the sculpture park.

The building nearing completion in March 2009:
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Go to architect's website.

An early rendering:


LJMU

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Old May 27th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #62
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Updated: 29th December 2011
STANLEY DOCK TOBACCO WAREHOUSE




Kitgrove Developments

A major redevelopment of the existing Grade II listed Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse to provide apartments, a hotel, offices bars and restaurants.

Location: Stanley Dock (between Great Howard Street and Regent Road)

Developer: Stanley Dock Properties (set up by Harcourt Developments)

Architect: TBA

Cost: £50million (£25million provided by the Government Regional Growth Fund)

Current Status (December 2011): Planning permission for development obtained.

Planned commencement: 2012

Description: A development of the existing warehouse consisting of a hotel, 4,102m2 of office space, bars and restaurants, shops on the ground floor, exhibition space and an internal 576 space multi-level car park. There will be 355 'live / work' apartments each of 1,300 square feet.

The concept is of a 'vertical village' influenced by Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation in Marseilles.

Project History

Aerial view showing all three warehouses. The tobacco warehouse is the largest:

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Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse was built in 1901 by Dock Engineer A.G. Lyster and architect Arthur Berrington on land created by infilling the south side of Stanley Dock. It is Grade II listed. The earlier dock warehouses (the northern and southern warehouses) were built by Jesse Hartley in 1848 and are Grade II*.

The building was, at the time of construction, the largest brick warehouse in the world. It contains 27m bricks, 30,000 panes of glass and 8,000 tonnes of steel. It has 14 storeys and is 38m high, 200m long and 50m wide.

The warehouse has been disused since the 1980s but the ground floor has been used as a Sunday heritage market for 20 years and the building has featured as a filming location. Conversion of the building to a new use is difficult due to the height between floors of only 2.3m - originally designed to stack two bales of tobacco.

Permission was granted in October 2004 for the conversion of the North Warehouse (designed by Jesse Hartley) to provide 88 apartments with ground floor office space and for demolition of the adjacent silo and extension. Commencement was planned for early 2005. This formed part of a £100million masterplan for a residential, retail and leisure development.

In 2008, developer Kitgrove won planning permission for 900 flats in the 3 warehouses with 634 duplexes in the tobacco warehouse.

On 24th December 2010, it was announced that the ground floor of the tobacco warehouse was to be used as a music venue with further events planned for 2011.

In August 2011, A revised application was made by Stanley Dock Properties for the tobacco warehouse to be converted into apartments for short term lettings. This was put in as the earlier 2008 application was due to lapse.

On 19th October 2011, it was announced that English Heritage has placed the building on its 'at risk' list.

On 2nd November 2011, it was announced that Irish-based Harcourt Developments (builders of Belfast's Titanic attraction) were to develop the dock. The £50m development was part of a £130m plan to 'breathe life into North Liverpool'. The number of apartments was to be reduced to 300 with 'real' live/work space. The limited floor height problem would be solved by removing alternate floors. They planned to commence in 2012. The developer was going through the process of securing revised planning permission for part of the scheme, which was expected to be delivered in two phases.

It was also announced that the scheme was part of the North Liverpool City Fringe Employment and Investment programme, which had won £25m from the Government's Regional Growth Fund.

The scheme received Liverpool City Council planning permission on 13th December 2011. (One condition was that tubes be installed within four lift shafts for pipistrelle bats living within the warehouse). It was also announced that further plans would be announced in 2012.

On Sunday 18th December 2011, the last Heritage Market was held at Stanley Dock. The market was moving to Brunswick Dock and was due to open on Sunday 26th February.


Some renderings of the earlier Kitgrove Development proposal:


Kitgrove Developments


Kitgrove Developments


Kitgrove Developments


Kitgrove Developments

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Stella Nova

A 15 storey tower on the site of the former Stella Maris building. Will contain 142 apartments, a gymnasium, landscaped rooftop garden and 18,000 square feet of retail space on the lower floors. Planning permission granted 25.10.05.
Location: Junction of Strand Road and Washington Parade
Project Value: £11m.
Developer: Dreaming Spires Ltd.
Architects: K & J Woodward and Calder Peel (both Liverpool)
Commence: Early 2007
Finish: 2008
Status (Feb '07): To commence shortly.
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Bootle HSE

A £57 million development for the Health and Safety Executive planned to employ 1,553 staff.

Status (Feb 07): Completed
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Investment Centre

An office development comprising 3,100 square metres of business accommodation.
Architect: Building Design Partnership
Location: Stanley Road (site of Vermont House)
Completion: Spring 2008
Status (Feb '07): Former building being demolished.
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RSA Tower


A proposal for the development of the Royal Sun Alliance Car Park, believed to be twenty storeys high.
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KINGSTON HOUSE



Langtree

An office development on the site of the present Kingston House (formerly the Mersey Mission to Seamen and the site of Coopers Emporium Pub).
Location: South East Corner of James Street and the Strand
Project Value:£32 million
Developer: Langtree in partnership with Liverpool Vision
Architect: Gordon Carey of CareyJones Architects
Statistics: 85,000 square feet of Grade A office space and 15,000 square feet of active retail space and basement car park in a 10/12 storey building.
Announced: January 22nd 2007
Status (March 2009): No progress since late 2007. The owner of the walkway and car park required for the scheme reluctant to sell and the NWDA (owners of Kingston House) have asked Liverpool City Council to use a legal order. Hoardings around Kingston House still announce a landmark office development.

Go to forum thread.

Go to architect's website.
The site of the proposed development in April 2007:



The Carey Jones design announced in January 2007:



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CareyJones

A former design for the site produced by Carey Nieuman architects:


Carey Nieuman (?)

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LIVERPOOL EDGE


Marks Barfield


Marks Barfield

An apartment block by architect Marks Barfield (designer of the London Eye and the Mersey Watersports Centre) in the Grafton Street area of Dingle.

Location: Between Caryl Street and Grafton Street, Dingle.

Project Value: £22million

Developer: Carpenter Investments

Architect: Marks Barfield

Description: Two towers of 7/10 storeys containing 125 apartments, a private walled garden, creche and nursery and other community facilities and will have 4 wind turbines providing 10% of the building power requirement. All residential units will be dual aspect, one and a half storey height with 90% having south facing balconies and living rooms. Site covers 1.5 acres (0.6ha) and was formerly a gasworks, consequently there are some land contamination problems. Initial proposal was for a 20 storey tower but this was rejected by the council planners. The area is designated a Housing Market Renewal Zone and it is proposed that the apartments will be sold on a shared ownership basis.

Outline planning permission granted 12.10.05

Status (April 2009) : No apparent progress since 2006.

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Go to developer's website.
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ALEXANDRA TOWER


Millennium Estates

A residential tower with 201 one and two bedroom apartments and ground floor commercial units.
Location: North west corner of Princes Dock.
The project gained height from an original 17 storey brick clad tower via a 22 storey version to the present completed tower. The prolonged 3 and a half year construction period arose from several delays during the foundation construction work.
Height: 288' (27 storeys)
Project Value: £27million
Developer: Millennium Estates
Architect: AFL
Commenced: January 2005
Completed: August 2008

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Construction Photo Gallery
Go to architect's website.

Rendering of earlier designs for the tower:


Millennium Estates



Millennium Estates

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Vermont Tower

A 22 storey tower forming the centrepoint of the Sefton Street Quarter, a mixed development of 6 blocks of 398 residential units with office, retail, restaurant/ bar/ leisure and hotel uses and underground car parking. Planning permission obtained August 2006.

Location: Land bounded by Sefton Street, Parliament Street, Stanhope Street and Caryl Street, Liverpool L8
Project Value: £100m.
Developer: Vermont Developments
Architect: Falconer Chester
Commenced: Late 2006
Completion:
Status (November '07): Steel structural frame to first phase well advanced. Reinforced concrete structure still at first floor level.

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Updated 5th February 2012

LIVERPOOL WATERS
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Peel Holdings

A major redevelopment of the former central docks to provide a new residential and office centre in a mixture of high and medium rise buildings. To include a new cruise liner terminal and an internal transport system. It will complement the proposed Wirral Waters scheme on the Wirral bank of the Mersey.

Location: Central Docks, Liverpool ( Princes to Bramley Moore and including the King Edward Industrial Estate) The site is roughly as shown in the photograph below (the Stanley Dock tobacco warehouse is not part of the sheme:


Peel Holdings

Developer: Peel Holdings

Masterplanner: Chapman Taylor

Cost: £5.5 billion

Timescale: No specific dates for construction yet given - an overall timescale varying from thirty to forty years has been given - to include for the effects of future recessions. A commencement on the project (the first phase will be at the south end and will include Shanghai Tower) will depend on the granting of planning permission, the need for a public inquiry and the state of the economy.

Current Status (January 2012): Planning application submitted, decision expected in March.

Description:

The development will consist of the following:

Residential (C3): 733,200m2 (9,000 units)

Offices (B1): 314,500m2

Comparison Retailing (A1): 19,100m2 (Expensive, infrequent purchases)

Convenience Retailing (A1): 7,200m2 (Cheap, frequent purchases)

Financial / Professional: 8,600m2

Restaurant and Cafes (A3): 27,100m2

Drinking Establishments (A4): 19,200m2

Hotels and Conference (C1): 53,800m2 (654 rooms)

Non-residential (D1): 8,900m2

Assembly and Leisure (D2): 33,300m2

Cruise Liner Terminal: 17,600m2

Internal Servicing: 35,900m2

Parking: 412,800m2

Diagram from the planning application showing the distribution of various uses:


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings

The site will cover 60 hectares and will be divided up into five 'neighbourhoods':

Northern Area - A residential community with marina and buildings in 8 to 15 storey range. The buildings on the dock boundary wall will be 8 storeys with a water sports centre, galleries, cafes and restaurants and a water sports centre with galleries, cafes and a restaurant leisure centre, community hall, library health centre, primary school, shops and a supermarket.

Shanghai Tower- A 55 storey tower on the east side of Princes Dock forming the main landmark of the development. It will have offices on the lower floors, a hotel in the middle and apartments above plus a public observation tower.

Princes Dock: Eight storey buildings will be built along the eastern side of the dock and a 13 storey building on the west side with restaurants and cafes.

King Edward Triangle - An extension of the business district in Old Hall Street. It will have grand tree-lined boulevards and striking landmark towers. These will consist of 13 storey podiums with commercial use and residential towers (30-50 storeys) above. There will be a new park and leisure uses such as a cinema and parking buildings.

Clarence North - This neighbourhood intended to have a 'homely feel' with public space that 'draws on the layout of the historic dock pattern'. It will have residential buildings of six to eight storeys high with ground floor level parking and a health centre, indoor sports and a primary school.

Some of the most recent renderings of the proposal (produced in conjunction with the public exhibition held in February 2011):


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings

Project History

2005: Peel acquires the site as part of its purchase of the Liverpool docks system.

2006: Planning begins on Liverpool Waters.

March 2007: Presentation of project as a £5.5billion scheme, covering 150 acres, with 25,000 flats giving a total population of 50,000. There would be a new station at Vauxhall, a second cruise liner terminal, a monorail and building in excess of 50 storeys. Masterplanning by architect Chapman Taylor.

1st May 2007: Flotilla project for floating homes in Princes Dock announced (subsequently turned down by planners).

20th September 2007 Lindsey Ashworth of Peel states that Shanghai Tower is to be the first phase of the development with four architects developing plans for the site.

6th September 2008 Peel threatens to pull out of the scheme should the government call a public inquiry.

05th October 2009 Liverpool City Council planners produce a Supplementary Planning Document in response to an order from UNESCO and six months of consultation. It allows high rise buildings in the Central Docks and mid-rise (7 to 15 storeys) in the quayside area north of Salisbury Dock. The concept is to protect views of landmark buildings, help conserve historic buildings whilst encouraging new developments and the demolition of existing buildings that have a 'negative impact on the urban environment'. The consultation, started in March 2009 was taken part in by several hundred people.

22nd October 2009 Place North West reveals the design team architects as HKR Architects, Glenn Howells, Alford Hall Monaghan Morris and Skidmore Owings and Merrill. The architectural contest for the Shanghai Tower is on hold until the wider planning application goes in and its site has now been moved from Princes Half Tide Dock to land south of the proposed Clarence Dock cluster, which will include 50 storey buildings. Plans for tall buildings around the Collingwood Dock clocktower have been dropped in favour of 6 storey developments with 12-15 storey around the Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse.

29th / 30th January 2010 - A public exhibition of the latest designs for the project takes place in Whitechapel. The project will be exhibited for 6 months at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. A start on site of 2013/14 is anticipated. Buildings now longer and lower and a spur from Merseytram is proposed instead of the former monorail. There are plans for a direct bus service from Sandhills or Moorfields stations. According to Peel, public support was overwhelmingly positive with 99% of questionnaires backing the project.

29th April 2010 - Peel Land & Property starts work on repair of the Victoria Clock Tower and the nearby dockmaster's office - both built by Jesse Hartley at the river entrance to Salisbury Dock in 1848. Other buildings to be repaired and some redundant buildings demolished.

12th May 2010 - Announced that a Chinese firm of architects is in talks to take a 'substantial stake' in part of Liverpool Waters.
English Heritage say that they are 'minded to object to the scheme' causing a delay in the planning application.

17th May 2010 - Planning consultants from WYG group are putting together the outline planning application for the first phase of Liverpool Waters - including Shanghai Tower.

28th July 2010 - Peel forced to scale back plans for fear it could threaten World Heritage Status. No buildings on waterfront to be higher than 15 storeys and eight skyscrapers removed from Clarence Dock cluster - reducing total to seven. Shanghai Tower reduced to 55 storeys from 60-65

13th September 2010 - Peel announces that it will make no further changes to the development despite English Heritage criticism.

4th October 2010 - The planning application submitted - the largest in the UK. The number of apartments has been reduced by 55% from 14,000 to 9,000. Shanghai Tower stated as 190m tall and a new 'cultural building' announced.

15th October 2010 - Chinese developers sign preliminary agreements with Peel, which Peel say is part of 'relationship forming'.

20th January 2011 - English Heritage refuse to support Liverpool Waters - partly because the effect of the development on historic buildings has not been fully assessed.

31st January 2011 - First of two public meetings held by Peel.

1st February 2011 - Peel announce at public meeting that they are no longer to negotiate with English Heritage.

24th February 2011 - English Heritage demand more changes with specific concerns about underground archaeology - particularly that in the Clarence Dock area relating to the 1830s dock system - threatened by underground car park construction.

21st March 2011 - CABE produce report into the Chapman Taylor masterplan. They criticise it for being 'generic' and 'not organised or expressed in a meaningful way'. They call for an independent design review process to be adopted as a condition of planning consent.

16th May 2011 - An independent report published by English Heritage says that Liverpool Waters would cause 'significant damage' to the World Heritage Site.

18th May 2011 - Liverpool City Council leader, Joe Anderson announces top level talks.

15th June 2011 - Announced that Liverpool's World Heritage Status to be discussed by UNESCO at the 35th World Heritage Committee.

14th July 2011 - UNESCO expresses 'extreme concern' and are to send a delegation to the city.

25th July 2011 - Liverpool City Council announce that the planning decision is to be delayed until after the UNESCO visit.

22nd November 2011 - UNESCO warn that Liverpool will lose World Heritage Status unless 'radical changes are implemented'.

2nd January 2012 - Joe Anderson says that the city is prepared to lose World Heritage Status due to its committment to Liverpool Waters.

24th January 2012 - UNESCO report published.

Some renderings of the original (2008 scheme):




Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


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The following renders where produced in January / February 2010 and show the development of the scheme following discussion with English Heritage:


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Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings


Peel Holdings

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20th June 2009 update.
CITY LOFTS TOWERS



AFL Architects

Two residential towers fronting onto Princes Dock.

Location: Jessop Way, (north east corner of Princes Dock).

Architect: AFL Architects with apartment design by Terence Conran.

Client: City Lofts Ltd.

Cost: £25 million

Statistics: 162 apartments (one and two bed, studio and penthouse) in two towers of 21 and 11 storeys with retail provision in the ground floor.

Commenced: August 2004

Completed: January 2007

(Unsold apartments were put into the hands of receivers by City Lofts in July 2008).

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An early rendering:


AFL Architects

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CENTRAL GARDENS



Thamesbrook


Thamesbrook


An apartment building adjacent to the Roscoe Gardens in Mount Pleasant. Incorporates retention of the former building facade.

Location: 38-44 Mount Pleasant (adjacent to Roscoe Gardens)

Description: 87 apartments with retail and leisure space at ground level.

Developer: Thamesbrook Ltd (Liverpool)

Cost: £8.8 million

Planning Permission granted: April 2001

Completed: April 2006

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CIRCLE 109



Falconer Chester Hall

An 8 storey apartment complex in Ropewalks.

Location: Lydia Ann Street (block bounded by Henry Street and Kent Street).

Developer: Pierse Homes Ltd.

Architect: Falconer Chester Hall

Cost: £14.75million.

Description: An 8 storey building with 109 1/2 bed apartments and two levels of basement car parking, two retail / commercial units on the ground floor and a communal courtyard.

Constructed: 2004 to 2006

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Circle 109 nearing completion in February 2006:


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ARGYLE COURT



Pierse Homes

A mixed use development in Cleveland Square, Ropewalks.

Developer: Pierse Homes

Location: Block bounded by Cleveland Square, Argyle Street, Henry Street and York Street

Cost: £8.1million

Description: A mixture of refurbishment of existing properties and new build containing 55 apartments and 6 A1 units including offices, commercial space and a Primary Care Trust health facility. The Cleveland Square frontage was reconstructed as original.

Constructed 2004 - 2006

Completed: June 2006

The building nearing completion viewed from Campbell Square:


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The completed building viewed from Cleveland Square in June 2007:


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THE CASARTELLI BUILDING



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The reconstruction of a historic Georgian building in Hanover Street as an apartment / retail development.

Location: Corner of Hanover Street and Duke Street

Developer: Liverpool Property Holdings Ltd.

Architect: Atelier2

A development of 31 apartments including 1/2 bedroom and 5 2/3 bed penthouses together with 7,000 square feet of retail space and underground car parking in the reconstructed Casartelli Building and adjacent new build.

Completed and opened in March 2007

Project History:

The Casartelli Building was built in 1760 for a firm of Italian barometer manufacturers (a port related activity) and subsequently became a wine warehouse before falling into dereliction. The original building was Grade II listed.

The building became notorious in October 2000 when the top storey collapsed, closing Hanover Street and starting the Liverpool Echo 'Stop the Rot' campaign that focussed on historic buildings in peril.

After a long argument with English Heritage, the developer, Liverpool Property Holdings, was allowed to demolish the building as a rotten wooden beam at ground level meant that the upper storeys were unsafe.

The new scheme for the building was announced in January 2002. Work was delayed by the discovery of an old well and contaminated ground arising from the use of mercury in barometers by the original owners. Some of the masonry from the previous building was re-used and English Heritage insisted on the use of hand made bricks behind the rendered facade to emulate the original. Completion was in March 2007.

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No. 1 Arthouse Square

A 3000m2 office / apartment complex to the rear of the FACT Centre and facing onto Seel Street. It is partially new build and partially restoration of an existing building and will include a new public square.

Status(Jan '07): Complete and occupied.
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THE FOCUS BUILDING



Falconer Chester Hall


Falconer Chester Hall

An apartment and retail development on the site of the Holy Cross church in Great Crosshall Street.

Location: Standish Street / Great Crosshall Street

Developer: Green Apple Urban Developments (now dissolved).

Architect: Falconer Chester Hall

Description: A 7 storey apartment building with 78 apartments (1/2 bedroom and penthouses). There is 7,384 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and a full height atrium with landscaped courtyard.

Finished with zinc panels, white render and metal windows with glass balconies.

Completed March 2006

Go to Development website.

Go to Architect's website.

The completed development:


Falconer Chester Hall

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QUAY HOUSE


J. Armor Ltd

A six storey apartment block to the rear of the Baltic Fleet pub on Wapping.

Location: Between Hurst Street and Wapping, immediately south of the Baltic Fleet public house.

Description: A residential development with 11 flats (including some 3 bedroom) and undercroft car parking.

Constructed: 2004 to 2006
Completed: 2006

The completed development in 2006:


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Science Park Headquarters

Headquarters building for a university science park being developed in Edge Lane by Liverpool University and John Moores University. Building adjacent to the new stepped access to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mount Pleasant.

Status (22.03.06): Complete and occupied.
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