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Old October 11th, 2015, 10:39 PM   #41
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A piece about the school before it was built (then known as Paddington Comprehensive):



I scanned this from the book 'Liverpool Builds: 1945-65'.
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Old October 12th, 2015, 12:52 PM   #42
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More demolition equipment on site this morning.
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Old October 12th, 2015, 07:42 PM   #43
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I wonder what was there before the school was built ....I wonder if it was terraced streets or a continuation of the Georgian areas on the Edge of town.
Here's a map of the area in the 1950s. The site was cleared by the early 1960s.

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Old October 22nd, 2015, 01:17 PM   #44
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Making way -




The plastic sheeting on the fencing around the lower half of the site prevents any decent photos - Andrew might have more luck from his vantage point - but demolition is also taking place down there, to the other side of the main block.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 02:28 PM   #45
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I've been watching them everyday and you're right Chris in that they've been busy demolishing down at the other end but my view isn't much better. The elevations facing the Grove St are still not down making it much more difficult to see what's going on.


Zoomed in for detail, excuse the glare on the windows.


The trees, which I hope stay, do get in the way though.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 04:21 PM   #46
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No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No!

From the Planning Explorer -
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Application Number - 15F/2586
Site Address - Archbishop Blanch C Of E High School Mount Vernon Road Liverpool L7 3EA
Proposal - To create car park on site of former High School.
Applicant - Liverpool City Council Schools Investment Team
From here - http://northgate.liverpool.gov.uk/Pl...DAURI=PLANNING

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Old October 22nd, 2015, 05:03 PM   #47
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Our regeneration is complete. Pack it up people. We're done here.
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TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE OF REGENERATION PROJECTS ON SITE IN LIVERPOOL C.R. AS OF 7TH DECEMBER 2014: £2.94bn.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 05:04 PM   #48
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I'm not sure what's going to happen to that car park when the new train station opens there next year!
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 05:05 PM   #49
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Unfortunately this is confirmation for all his big talk of train stations and bases for high tech industries and a biocampus etc ....that at best that is years off .....billy bull strikes again .
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 05:12 PM   #50
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They have known for years this site would become surplus to requirements ...plenty of time for ambitious plans and big ideas to be formulated to take the city forward .....never mind at least Joe managed to get us a new B and M on Edge Lane and a drive thru Maccies on Great Homer Street. I wrote that as bit of a joke ....then I got to thinking .....that really is it as far as the local economy goes....what else can he point to that his policies have driven forward to completion ?
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Apologies the Maccies isn't built yet.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 05:15 PM   #52
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The only way I would be OK to see this site as a car park for any length of time would be if it was part of a joined-up plan to provide car parking capacity while the Mount Pleasant MSCP was demolished, and re-built on a more appropriate scale, leaving the remainder of that site available for redevelopment. Unfortunately I don't think that is what is happening here at all, and is indicative of the fact there is nothing in the near future forthcoming for this site, despite the fact, as shamus notes, the timescale of when the site would be available, and therefore when plans should be ready for, has been known for a long time.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 05:25 PM   #53
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No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No!

From the Planning Explorer -


From here - http://northgate.liverpool.gov.uk/Pl...DAURI=PLANNING

No!
I can see this being a lucrative cash cow for the council,in the short to medium term. Until the redevelopment of the royal hospital (including the current sites demolition) is complete, staff car parking is a chronic problem,so much so that some space is already "leased" from the council on kempston street. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if this went the same way,if a deal hasn't already been done!
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 05:29 PM   #54
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The University of Liverpool also leases car parking spaces from the council at Mount Pleasant and the is also a lack of car parking spaces for Uni staff. There is also talk about the Uni building a MSCP and currently the only options are the existing surface car parks which would need to close if you built a MSCP on one.
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such an imaginative council
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 06:05 PM   #56
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The University of Liverpool also leases car parking spaces from the council at Mount Pleasant and the is also a lack of car parking spaces for Uni staff. There is also talk about the Uni building a MSCP and currently the only options are the existing surface car parks which would need to close if you built a MSCP on one.
I think this is most likely a short term solution to the problems you mention, as well as a useful cash raising exercise. All car parks - no matter how short term, have to go through planning, don't they.

When I attended last night's event at the Victoria Museum & Gallery - parking was a real issue. I ended up parking in the multi-storey at the back of Bold Street and walking up.
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Old October 22nd, 2015, 09:20 PM   #57
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Meanwhile in present day Europe.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/oslo-b...center-2015-10
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 12:45 PM   #58
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They've started on the bigger building facing Grove St now.
Taken this morning:
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 01:34 PM   #59
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MIPIM UK: Liverpool plans Knowledge Quarter extension

Liverpool City Council is set to unveil a £1bn masterplan to create a ‘sub-town’ to the North of the city in the coming weeks, to link with the university district and present a viable investment opportunity for Asian investors.
Speaking on a panel at the MIPIM UK conference in London on attracting Asian funds into the property market, Liverpool City Council’s chief executive Ged Fitzgerald said the council was “about to go public” on a project which would connect to nearby hospitals and universities and would be “instantly available” for investment.
The site earmarked for development is understood to be the former Archbishop Blanch Church of England School on Mount Vernon Road, which is near to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool. The school opened its new campus in Wavertree last month.
Fitzgerald declined to confirm the location or details of the scheme when asked by Place North West.
According to Fitzgerald, the North’s increasing attractiveness to foreign investment, particularly the Chinese market, was connected to the upscaling opportunities presented by the Northern Powerhouse.
“The Northern Powerhouse makes sense for us to market ourselves, aggregate ourselves and scale up, as even our biggest cities are like suburbs to China,” he said.
“The frustration is that too much investment stays in London. In the last 18 months we’ve seen investors increasingly look to Birmingham, Manchester and now Liverpool as London is overheating. Manchester and Liverpool returns may be lower, but are less volatile.”
Speaking alongside Fitzgerald was Stanley Ching, senior managing director and head of real estate at CITIC Capital, part of one of the largest conglomerates in China and currently managing a $1bn real estate portfolio.
Ching maintained that Chinese investment activity in the UK market would occur much faster than most people predicted.
“Manchester and Liverpool are becoming a hot topic, and we’re already discussing opportunities in those areas,” he said. “It is happening, and quickly.”

See more at: http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news....PEfFd1NP.dpuf
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:15 PM   #60
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Demolition of the main building started now too. Taken at midday.
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