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Old December 3rd, 2012, 10:33 PM   #81
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But on second thoughts, it's top of the list for a reason. This is the second to the top of the list.

Vacancy: Hairdressing Apprenticeship

Tasks: You will be working in a hairdressing salon based in Southport. Your duties will involve customer service and client care. You will be keeping the salon environment tidy and be shampooing. As your skills increase, your duties will include cutting, styling, colouring and perming.

Essential Criteria: You need to have a friendly and motivated attitude towards work and clients. You must be able to use your own initiative. You must have a helpful nature towards clients and your employer. You must also respond positively when asked to carry out any instruction.
Desirable Criteria: A good knowledge of basic Maths and English would be an advantage

Training on Offer: An NVQ level 2 in Hairdressing will be offered via Michael John with in house training.
Please be aware that this vacancy may close earlier than the date stated.

Please note, a direct approach to this employer will result in the application being disqualified.

Hours: 30 hours per week

Ages: 16 to 65

Pay: £79.50 per week

Closing Date: 23/12/2012
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Wow, almost £80 a week. More bogus rubbish qualification nonsense. More threats of disqualification if you actually walk in with your cv and offer your services (how dare you show initiative! Do you have NVQ level 2 in "showing initiative"?).

We should leave this to the market, it's not appropriate for public agencies to be faking opportunities that are actually nothing of the sort.
And, talking to myself a bit here, what does this mean: "You will be keeping the salon environment tidy...." What is the "salon environment"? Is it the salon? Or just the air within it? Or the surfaces but not the air? I mean, what a really unforgivably stupid thing to say when trying to attract a new employee.

And what does this mean: "You must also respond positively when asked to carry out any instruction"???? For a start, you don't "ask" someone to comply with an instruction, you instruct someone to do something. If you are instructing you aren't asking, are you? And what if the instruction is unreasonable, stupid (wouldn't be at all surprised judging by the stupid ad), or worse? What if the person was asked / instructed to eat up all the human hair on the floor? Is that required? Or would you need an NVQ in eating human hair first? Probably.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 03:11 PM   #82
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This week's Estate Gazette has a piece that shows a CGI of a large residential scheme on the site of the little Halifax building on the strand. The site is owned by Panacea Property Developments who are hoping to get 400 PRS units in. The CGI shows a building a little taller than One Park West. Doesn't look sensational, but does looks attractive enough and would certainly add some weight to the skyline. Whether they'd get it through planning is another matter!

Sorry - wasn't sure where to post this.

Will try and get a pic of the CGI to post.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 03:21 PM   #83
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Old November 10th, 2015, 03:27 PM   #84
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I love the fold feature on the smaller building that makes it look like it;s a page from a magazine. Clever design...

Actually, there's definitely improvements that could be made. it;s not particularly lovely. However, I do like the bulk and the ambition behind the scale.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 03:29 PM   #85
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Well with the 15 storey section of One Park West on the next block, they are certainly good for that. The fact the council encouraged Travelodge to increase the height of their building from what was originally proposed also suggests taller buildings are fine here. I count 25 storeys in that render which might be pushing it a bit, but the fact what appear to be roof gardens are fully glazed lessens the impact a little so you never know.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 03:35 PM   #86
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Absolutely nothing wrong with that massing, get it built!
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Old November 10th, 2015, 03:37 PM   #87
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Oh I hope this happens, that site needs something substantial and I think it looks better than One Park West personally, the cladding on that is awful.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 03:41 PM   #88
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http://panaceapd.co.uk/#projects-waypoint

Here's some of their projects. Interestingly, there's an outline image of their scheme for teh city;s new magistrates court, before austerity killed it off.

Not a detailed proposal but you can get an idea of what they were hoping to develop.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 04:06 PM   #89
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Also on that site - the Doll's House - so they may well end up replacing one of their own developments.

Here's the original Doll's House thread here - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408122 - I'll ask b4mmy for a merge.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 04:08 PM   #90
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Bumping due to the new proposals mentioned in the Official Liverpool Thread. I've asked b4mmy to move the relevant posts over.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 04:31 PM   #91
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The name of this site always confuses me. 30 Jame Street looks more like a Dolls House!
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every development they've put there is bloody awful, horrendous that
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Old November 10th, 2015, 05:34 PM   #93
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It's less about its design, and more about its diminutive scale compared both to its neighbours, and to what a site in this location should reasonably be expected to be home to.

See also the new houses on Duncan Street being referred to as Toytown. Same principle.
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I like it. Very London-esque and the sort of scale we need to be encouraging along the waterfront.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 06:50 PM   #95
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Looking good; however a building similar to One Angel Square would be perfect in that spot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Angel_Square
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Old November 10th, 2015, 06:55 PM   #96
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Well with the 15 storey section of One Park West on the next block, they are certainly good for that. The fact the council encouraged Travelodge to increase the height of their building from what was originally proposed also suggests taller buildings are fine here. I count 25 storeys in that render which might be pushing it a bit, but the fact what appear to be roof gardens are fully glazed lessens the impact a little so you never know.
didn't the council reduce the hight of the original One Park West plans.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 07:12 PM   #97
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Only due to the moaning from various heritage groups.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 07:15 PM   #98
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Yep. originally 44 floors, knocked down to 27, then down to what we've got now, the architect was world renowned and was totally pissed off with the city council, he slaged them off to everybody/.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #99
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The One Park West fiasco came during a time when everything was seeing floors removed, or rejected altogether - Brunswick Quay probably being the most notable casualty. Since then however, the way in which tall buildings (including the West Tower which they also didn't want) can have a positive impact, changed opinions a little, hence the increase request at the Travelodge.

More recently we seem to have taken a step backwards, with a couple of floors off Artesian House, one off at Unite Oldham Street, and several off the proposed height of One Park Lane, amongst other requests. This could just be coincidence that all these happened around the same time. However assuming the proposals for the Doll's House site come to pass, the response, along with the response to developments such as Princes Reach will tell us whether the current trend is a blip, or whether we really have gone back to the dark days of the axe swinging against anything over a handful of storeys.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 07:36 PM   #100
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Yep. originally 44 floors, knocked down to 27, then down to what we've got now, the architect was world renowned and was totally pissed off with the city council, he slaged them off to everybody/.
The architect was Cesar Pelli. The objectors were English Heritage based on views of the Three Graces from the Seacombe area (the tower would loom in the background).

What Pelli did was to take storeys off the main tower and add them to the smaller tower which spoiled the proportions of the building.
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