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Old June 9th, 2017, 10:39 PM   #881
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There are plans for addressing Sefton Street at the junction of Parliament Street and I think I recall something similar for the other end too.

One potential operator wants 25 acres, the other 2.5 (typo?) - the whole site is 90 acres, so plenty of room for houses too.
And does that 90 acres spread out over what is now the car park ( for the festival site) and the adjacent common land? Or is it all contained within what is already developed?

And how would Steve’s barrage work alongside all of this?

Access needs to be considered as apart of any development - not as an after-thought - as with Peel Ports.
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Old June 9th, 2017, 11:51 PM   #882
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The site splits into three distinct zones;
  • Development Zone – 28acres of fenced off land, with no public access and containing a lot of the gardens original site infrastructure, notably the concrete slabs from the original Garden Festival Dome.
  • The Gardens – 25acres of formal gardens, open to the public and refurbished with funding from the Northwest Regional Development agency in 2011.
  • Southern Grasslands – 37acres of land that has self-seeded, overgrown in places, with limited public access.
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Old June 10th, 2017, 09:29 AM   #883
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So, it comprises the banks of wild flowers and grass that stretch down towards Otterspool car park. This is a big development area - and there will be protest from local residents.

I went along to the consultation for the residential part of the development and people were already complaining about buildings heights and road congestion. It would be great for there to be a really high quality development but every angle is going to have to be covered well in advance of planning.


(You’re not the person that leaked, and scuppered, the move for Virgil Van Djik are you? )
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Old June 10th, 2017, 11:47 AM   #884
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NIMBYs again. They moan if the site lays derelict and they moan if a development comes along.
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Old June 16th, 2017, 04:59 PM   #885
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From the minutes from todays Cabinet meeting.

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Cabinet considered a recommendation that –

(i) the strategic vision, the masterplan and the principles for development for the former Garden Festival site as detailed in the report submitted be endorsed;

(ii) approval be granted to the principle of seeking of an investment partner for the site to deliver the scheme in partnership with the City Council; and

(iii) delegated authority be granted to the Director of Regeneration & Employment Services in consultation with the Director of Finance & Resources on the recommendation to invite both leisure operators to work up headline business cases and designs for the leisure destinations and subject to the outcome of this delegated authority be granted as above then to enter into a 6-month exclusivity period with a preferred party.
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Mayor Anderson OBE welcomed the recommendation, highlighting the importance of acquiring control of the site had been to enabling wide ranging work to secure a long term and exciting future for it. There were clear investment benefits to be seen and a number of innovative and exciting proposals would come forward as a result, with thanks being offered to the Director and Officers within Regeneration for their continued hard work on the project.

Councillor Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool highlighted this as a particularly exciting project, which would result in a leisure destination of national and international significance together with delivering new housing.
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Old June 16th, 2017, 05:31 PM   #886
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Anyone recall the mystery threads from 2015 and 2016?...

Anyway, what's happened about the pagoda scandal??
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Old June 21st, 2017, 10:01 PM   #887
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According to this Echo article from the other day - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/...eback-13201345 - Signature Living are interested in the leisure attraction at the Festival Gardens, and are proposing an indoor theme park -
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“Signature Living is trying to keep the idea under wraps but they are exploring options for the site and could soon put forward a proposal to create a thrilling all-weathers indoor amusement park akin to the incredible attractions of this type in the US and Dubai.”

The ECHO understands an indoor rollercoaster, a go-kart track, mini golf and climbing wall are among the attractions being discussed.
Presumably they are referencing Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America and IMG Worlds of Adventures in Dubai. However I think they might be getting ahead of themselves. The Dubai attraction measures a huge 35 acres, and cost a billion dollars, so any comparisons would be moot, as we're not going to see anything on that scale. The American attraction comes in at a more modest seven acres, but naturally being restricted by its indoor setting means the extent and variety of the rides are restricted too.

To be honest, I'd rather have a fully fledged indoor waterpark type attraction, suited to the scale of building the site is likely to be able to hold, rather than something that would be less good than Southport Pleasureland. I think the time for a theme park here has been and gone. The entire site, before any housing was built, with its landscaped surroundings may well have lent itself well to a theme park, but not now. I think the council are on a better track with a water park rather than a theme park.
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I can only imagine a Signature Living theme park
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I can only imagine a Signature Living theme park
Yes, you could have a large staircase on stilts which you could fall down while drunk....and a scouse-wives roller coaster complete with padded restraint bar. Dead luxurious.
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There's no way Signature Living are going to be handed the Festival Gardens especially if two major leisure operators are interested . That story underlines how piss poor the journalistic standards are at the Echo ...it appears they no longer even read council minutes in advance of meetings. While Your Move magazine and Liverpool Confidential rightly picked up on the story ..the Echos take on it more than a week later is the Signature Living angle. As far as I know they didn't do the destruction of the pagoda story either despite phone calls from a couple of posters on here . It's a sad day when a major local paper that was once highly respected is getting beaten to the punch regularly by a free property mag and a website that's probably got a handful of staff. If you want to see how far they've fallen read fifty things a scouse dad would say .
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Old June 21st, 2017, 11:17 PM   #891
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There's no way Signature Living are going to be handed the Festival Gardens especially if two major leisure operators are interested . That story underlines how piss poor the journalistic standards are at the Echo ...it appears they no longer even read council minutes in advance of meetings. While Your Move magazine and Liverpool Confidential rightly picked up on the story ..the Echos take on it more than a week later is the Signature Living angle. As far as I know they didn't do the destruction of the pagoda story either despite phone calls from a couple of posters on here . It's a sad day when a major local paper that was once highly respected is getting beaten to the punch regularly by a free property mag and a website that's probably got a handful of staff. If you want to see how far they've fallen read fifty things a scouse dad would say .
I’ve heard that Lawrence Kenwright’s wife used to be an Echo journalist? Not sure if true?
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I’ve heard that Lawrence Kenwright’s wife used to be an Echo journalist? Not sure if true?
I don't think it is true. There's no mention of that on her LinkedIn profile. She doesn't seem to have done anything except run Signature Living (since 2008). Maybe she wrote an odd column for the Echo or something.
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I can only imagine a Signature Living theme park
it will be like the kids theme park in Pheonix Nights
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It would be great... Amanda Harrington land and a rollercoaster based on the ups and downs of Lawrence Kenwright. Taking on the world to single handedly regenerate anything in sight.
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It would make Dollywood look like Banksy's Dismaland Bemusement Park





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I don't think it is true. There's no mention of that on her LinkedIn profile. She doesn't seem to have done anything except run Signature Living (since 2008). Maybe she wrote an odd column for the Echo or something.
Maybe, or did some PR or similar.
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Site is looking awful at the moment. Getting very overgrown in parts. Seem to be no flowers. Watercourses are overgrown and low. Japanese garden looks awful. Lots of litter where the water in this garden

[IMG]festival gardens (21 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr[/IMG]

festival gardens (19 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr

Watercourse overgrown

[IMG]festival gardens (17 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr[/IMG]

Japanese garden
Has been dry for 4 years and now has litter in and also roof of shelter damaged by rocks

festival gardens (33 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr
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Old July 12th, 2017, 10:50 PM   #899
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Site is looking awful at the moment. Getting very overgrown in parts. Seem to be no flowers. Watercourses are overgrown and low. Japanese garden looks awful. Lots of litter where the water in this garden

[IMG]festival gardens (21 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr[/IMG]

festival gardens (19 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr

Watercourse overgrown

[IMG]festival gardens (17 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr[/IMG]

Japanese garden
Has been dry for 4 years and now has litter in and also roof of shelter damaged by rocks

festival gardens (33 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr


This is seriously depressing to see
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This is seriously depressing to see
[IMG]festival gardens (8 of 64) by Phil Longfoot Photography, on Flickr[/IMG]

yeah. the site is too big to be looked after by volunteers
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