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Old December 7th, 2005, 09:54 AM   #1
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Islington, Liverpool

Islington is a much neglected part of town, there have been a few forummers mentioning the potential of this area and maybe now it has started? Planning application 05O/3657 refers to a scheme in Kempston St. (not sure which end) for 6 and 11 storey apartment blocks for 109 flats with retail and parking on the ground floor along with an electrical substation. It also mentions the creation of a public square at Surface car park, application byTrustees of V. Huglin Carpets Ltd. anyone ever heard of this company??

With Opal Court on the Prince of Wales pub site nearing completion and now Kempston St. this could be the start of big changes for the Islington area.



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Old December 7th, 2005, 11:22 AM   #2
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Yeah, that area is VERY neglected. There is much potential for starting afresh.

Student flats sounds like a good idea, but aren't there enough being built anyway?
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Old December 7th, 2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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I'm not sure if these are student flats??
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Old December 7th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #4
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Yeah, you're right: I stuck "student" in for no apparent reason.

Anyway, downtown living... is there enough?
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Old December 7th, 2005, 03:58 PM   #5
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This site{London Road Area} does require major re-development. It would be interesting if a property developer submitted a masterplan for this area. It could consist of a new shopping centre and may be even two or even three towers. The heights could start at 25 upto 40 storeys. One site in the London Road area, would be the replacement of the old JMU tower with a 40 storey tower. An ice ring could also be included in any masterplan. It would be interesting to hear what people have to say.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 04:44 PM   #6
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The masterplan suggestion sounds good but I think maybe this area would need 2, one for either side of Islington. It is a big wide road and likely to become busier in the future as the Hall Lane improvements kick in. As for shopping I suppose improving on what is already there, mainly London Rd. itself, seems the best way forward. The ice rink idea is great I'm just not sure that this would be the best location.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 05:19 PM   #7
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Maybe now the road plans have been done and dusted, trams and hopefully the royal will soon be sorted out then real long term development of Islington.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 07:04 PM   #8
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The development of a masterplan for the 'Islington Quarter' (as they call it) is already underway. It is an initiative by developers and local landowners. See this document - though there's not much to it as yet.
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Lathom thanks for the doc. as you say not much detail there but at least the area has been officially recognised as ready for regeneration. Just one down point, another bloody quarter!!! aaagghhh!! Islington Quarter!! how many quarters is that now??
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More than 4, that's for sure
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Talking Now thats what I call a Development Plan..........

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Lathom thanks for the doc. as you say not much detail there but at least the area has been officially recognised as ready for regeneration. Just one down point, another bloody quarter!!! aaagghhh!! Islington Quarter!! how many quarters is that now??
Doug, What the Plan does`nt say is that this area could also be designated as an öfficial Red Light area, whoops sorry...........Zone of Tolerence
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Old December 11th, 2005, 07:24 PM   #12
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I guess that makes sense as it already is
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Old February 15th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #13
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The DP reports today of a £10m development in Moss St. comprising 58 flats with 3 retail on the ground floor. 80% of the properties have been pre-sold and the 3 retail units are also let, very positive signs for the the area.



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Old February 15th, 2006, 10:51 AM   #14
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Great news for that part of town. With Opal Court facing this area could be on the up. Its a busy part of town and so the retail aspects should do fine.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 10:56 AM   #15
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Doesn't this development face the Roy Castle Centre, with Opal Court diagonally opposite, across Islington?

I might be confused tho.
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This development is in Moss St. facing Opal Court, to the left of the image is Shaw St.
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I think it is right near the royal at the bottom of the hill where the little industrial estate is.
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You're confused squirrel, it's the delapidated site opposite Opal Court, Roy Castle is at the junction on Daulby Street.

Great to see this area hit so hard by bad planning and planning blight coming through.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 11:03 AM   #19
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Looks as though it fits in wel with the surrounding buildings, too
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Old February 15th, 2006, 11:04 AM   #20
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Quote:
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This development is in Moss St. facing Opal Court, to the left of the image is Shaw St.
Opal court went up quick and its frontage was retained do we have any pics?
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