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Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:26 PM   #61
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Went past it before, they're cracking right on at pace.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:44 PM   #62
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Car park is temporary.

From the Echo:

"A spokesman for Liverpool council told the ECHO the car park is intended to be used by the University of Liverpool and by staff from the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

He said the car park would be temporary ahead of a possible permanent development on the site,"

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:57 PM   #63
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MIPIM UK: Liverpool plans Knowledge Quarter extension

23 Oct 2015, 10:53 Jessica Swettenham
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...m_medium=email



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Old October 23rd, 2015, 03:09 PM   #64
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Just reading this in the Echo and the part about the rail station they are talking of. Could they develop that site just for HS2?
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 07:06 PM   #65
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From up on Irvine Street looking down Brownlow Hill, a view that hasn't been possible for over half a century -


They had a least three different machines working on it. I can't see there being much left by the end of the month -


What I assume was the old school hall may have seen better days -


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Old October 27th, 2015, 04:18 PM   #66
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Old October 27th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #67
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Just reading this in the Echo and the part about the rail station they are talking of. Could they develop that site just for HS2?
It is the mayor pushing the issue of getting the now electrified east of the city connected into Central station and beyond. DfT, and gvmt, will not do this unless pushed. Good on Joe, he has balls at last, after making a tw*t of himself saying HS2 in it current form was good for Liverpool. He did mention that the station could be used as temporary stop for terminating trains destined for Lime St, when Lime St is being upgraded.
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Old October 27th, 2015, 10:41 PM   #68
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Just reading this in the Echo and the part about the rail station they are talking of. Could they develop that site just for HS2?
Last year, the late Sir Peter Hall came up with a scheme for serving Liverpool with HS2, which included a new station on the Victoria tunnel on the site of Norton Street coach terminal.

The idea was that the City Line trains that currently go into Lime Street would be diverted into the Victoria Tunnel and terminate at Norton Street, so freeing up platforms at Lime Street for HS2. I think that part of the concept was some form of underground pedestrian link between the two terminals so that passengers would have access both to the Wirral Line and main line services out of Lime Street (including HS2 to London).

It might be that the Mayor's office has taken up that idea but transferred the terminus to Archbishop Blanch. However, the obvious problem is that the site is over a kilometre from Lime Street and so a pedestrian link would be impractical. The other issue is that this new 'sub town' would have excellent access to stations on the City Line but none to those on the Northern and Wirral lines.

That's why I think that what must be planned is a through station with a new tunnelled link to Liverpool Central - a revival of the Edge Hill Spur proposal of the early 70s, which would have linked into the Victoria Tunnel at this same location.

I doubt very much that it would be an HS2 terminal due to its remoteness from the centre of town.
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Imagine hundreds of people pouring out of Archbishop Blanch station with crap dispersal! That area is spot on for Merseyrail services though, Uni, Hospital, etc. if it can be accommodated.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #70
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Do we need all these repetitive boring photos of a school being demolished? One digger hitting a wall is like any other digger in the world hitting a wall. Isn't one enough.

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Last year, the late Sir Peter Hall came up with a scheme for serving Liverpool with HS2, which included a new station on the Victoria tunnel on the site of Norton Street coach terminal.

The idea was that the City Line trains that currently go into Lime Street would be diverted into the Victoria Tunnel and terminate at Norton Street, so freeing up platforms at Lime Street for HS2. I think that part of the concept was some form of underground pedestrian link between the two terminals so that passengers would have access both to the Wirral Line and main line services out of Lime Street (including HS2 to London).

It might be that the Mayor's office has taken up that idea but transferred the terminus to Archbishop Blanch. However, the obvious problem is that the site is over a kilometre from Lime Street and so a pedestrian link would be impractical. The other issue is that this new 'sub town' would have excellent access to stations on the City Line but none to those on the Northern and Wirral lines.

That's why I think that what must be planned is a through station with a new tunnelled link to Liverpool Central - a revival of the Edge Hill Spur proposal of the early 70s, which would have linked into the Victoria Tunnel at this same location.

I doubt very much that it would be an HS2 terminal due to its remoteness from the centre of town.
You got it. The mayor is actively and proactively forcing the issue. He is doing the part that starts it off.
  1. It could go the way of the 1970s plan and enter Central from the south.
  2. The Waterloo tunnel is turned south and runs into Moorfiedls from the north, maybe leaving a station to service Liverpool Waters before Moorfields, and onto Central.
Less tunnelling in No.2. HS3 could use the tunnel and also stop at the Royal Hosp, Liverpool Waters, Mooorfields and Central.

Using No. 2 above, later the Northern Line could be turned into the Dingle Tunnel at Herculaneum with tunnelling, bored and cut & cover, back to Edge Hill, forming a "hub". Stations can be left along the way in the tunnels. Trains, City Line and HS3, could run down the Waterloo Tunnel and run around the hub back to Edge Hill and out again. Similar to the Wirral Loop. HS3 and City Line need not terminate at Liverpool, as with Wirral Lines trains.

Running from Edge Hill via Dingle and Central, trains via the hub can reach the Wirral creating a crossrail.

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Martin's theory of what Joe Anderson meant with his announcement of a rail station at ASB is interesting.

Another explanation is that Joe had squirted Fairy liquid between his ample butt-cheeks earlier that morning and was blowing bubbles out of his rear end.
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Old October 29th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #73
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The size of the site is becoming clear. It's going to make one very big (temporary) car park.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 02:10 AM   #74
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what a lovely place for a massive, contemporary, high quality bdg complex
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Old October 31st, 2015, 05:32 PM   #75
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Moving along -




The school hall consigned to history -


The main building is mere feet away from the pavement on Irvine Street West, so I wonder how they are planning on bringing it down. I do note that all the basement windows were removed last week, and that they are now sealed with plastic. Makes you wonder what they were up to down there -
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Old October 31st, 2015, 05:45 PM   #76
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there's been an asbestos removal team on site for a couple of week,I wonder if that's what's been happening in the basement?
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Old October 31st, 2015, 06:20 PM   #77
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I suppose that's a possibility, but why remove the windows, and then a few days later seal them with plastic? Just sealing with plastic, and leaving the windows as an extra layer for protection, like they did at the deaf school on Queens Drive would surely be the better way to go?
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Old November 4th, 2015, 03:41 PM   #78
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Weirdest car park ever -

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Old November 4th, 2015, 07:42 PM   #79
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Question More cunning than Hampton Court Maze...

Is this a new tourist attraction , The Anderson Maze..
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