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Old December 9th, 2014, 04:20 PM   #221
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I noticed they've fenced off the car park for the extension of the university business school. It says will take until Summer 2016. Good news that it will be on site soon and another surface car park bites the dust but would have liked to have seen this development go all the way along to the junction of Oxford Street to give the street some street scale . Having said that this area feels really buzzy now and with the Myrtle parade and Vine Street developments in Full swing it will only get busier. I also noticed about five workers who seemed to be doing small scale piling behind vet school along from the Oxford pub ..not sure what they where up to...seemed to be some sort of testing. If you take that land , get rid of the cop station at Smithdown Lane , Archbishop Blanch and the careers office ...that is a hell of a lot of expansion space for the city to expand outwards.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 05:19 PM   #222
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Old December 10th, 2014, 03:26 PM   #223
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£15m Sensor City initiative officially launched

A new £15m hi-tech business hub that could create 1,000 jobs and house 300 new businesses over the next decade was officially launched today.

A collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, Sensor City will see the creation of a sensor-systems business incubator in a bespoke 2,500 sq m building in the Copperas Hill redevelopment zone.

Today’s Sensor City Industry Event, at Liverpool Science Park, offered an opportunity to learn more about the University Enterprise Zone (UEZ) seeking to become a major influence on the future of hi-tech business around sensor technologies.

The Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) backed project will support companies as they develop and implement novel sensor systems integrating sensors, firmware and advanced algorithms.

University of Liverpool Executive pro-vice-chancellor, prof Steve Holloway, said: “It is a great achievement for the city region to have been successful in winning the national competition to create the University Enterprise Zone: Sensor City.

“It is of the greatest regional importance that the entrepreneurial talent that is resident in the universities is given the opportunity to translate ideas from the back-of-the-envelope to start-ups, and eventually to fully-fledged businesses which, in turn, will benefit the region and potentially create new jobs.”

Prof Robin Leatherbarrow, PVC Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer at Liverpool John Moores University, added: “We are delighted to have received such enthusiastic input today from businesses both large and small, the very companies who will directly benefit from Sensor City.

“It is the first major strategic collaboration between LJMU, the University of Liverpool and the LEP, and as sensor technologies form a major part of the LEP’s Innovation Plan (2014-2020), we hope to work with local companies to further support them to compete on a global stage.”

Universities, Science and Cities Minister, Greg Clark, said: “Sensor City is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when universities and businesses collaborate, and stands testament to the extraordinary talent in Liverpool.

“This new facility will ensure that the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of students and academics can be harnessed by industry. This is great news for Liverpool and great news for the rest of the UK.”

The Sensor City application for UEZ status attracted 107 letters of support from different potential stakeholders both within the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

The support included regional and national small firms, multinationals, international agencies, regional science parks, funding and business support agencies and local Government.

The market for sensor systems is estimated to be £310bn globally and is growing at more than 10% a year.

The UK sensor industry is a £13bn per annum sector supporting 70,000 jobs and producing £6bn in exports.

Around 1.4 million people in the UK are employed in sensor-aligned professions of which 159,000 are in the North West and 27,000 are in the Liverpool City Region.

Chancellor George Osborne announced the initiative during a visit to the city in July this year.

He put in place the first building blocks of his “Northern powerhouse” when he announced the UK’s first University Enterprise Zone would be here in Liverpool.

The Government is putting £5m towards the £15m Sensor City project.

Sensors are the crucial link between technological devices and the world around them, capturing data on a whole host of areas such as temperature, humidity and pressure.

They can be used in everything from home security systems to medical technology and high-value manufacturing.

Sensor City will help inventions go from the lab to the factory floor even faster, and act as a shop window for foreign investment into Merseyside’s high tech start ups.

Mr Osborne told the ECHO: “The stuff being developed here is absolutely cutting edge.

It is better than anything else happening anywhere in the world.

“We are all going all going to use the technologies being developed here and we are going to be able to say they were made in Liverpool.”
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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:46 PM   #224
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What buildings will house sensor city?

I didn't think the old post office building on copperas hill would have anything but students in?
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:05 PM   #225
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What buildings will house sensor city?

I didn't think the old post office building on copperas hill would have anything but students in?
I may be wrong but it could be a new build,the article uses the phrases "a bespoke building" and also "within the copperas hill redevelopment zone"
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:11 PM   #226
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I may be wrong but it could be a new build,the article uses the phrases "a bespoke building" and also "within the copperas hill redevelopment zone"
Could be that huge surface car park at the back of the adelphi
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Could be that huge surface car park at the back of the adelphi
Or more worryingly it could just be bad echo journalism!
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #228
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Could be that huge surface car park at the back of the adelphi
It's a new build on the old post office carpark.

https://news.liv.ac.uk/2014/12/10/se...ubator-launch/

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Old December 10th, 2014, 09:47 PM   #229
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Thumbs up Sensor City.............

Thanks for the link Paul D............

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Old December 10th, 2014, 10:01 PM   #230
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Hope University..........

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Old December 11th, 2014, 12:14 AM   #231
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Re: the sensor city. That's good news but 25,000 square feet is tiny. Still, better than nowt.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 07:31 AM   #232
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Re: the sensor city. That's good news but 25,000 square feet is tiny. Still, better than nowt.
25,000 square feet? The article says 2500 square metres? maybe it's just a space within copperas hill if that's the case?
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2500 square meters is nearly 27,000 square feet.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 12:16 PM   #234
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Plenty of space still available there. IF it is successful whose to say it won't become the sensor version of the ic science park.
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2500 square meters is nearly 27,000 square feet.
The point stands though. A general rule of thumb is multiply it by ten and if you're feeling fussy, add a smidge.

It's still tiny. Half the size of iC3. Considering what is being built elsewhere on the back of state funding, we should be getting a much bigger slice of the cake.
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Yes this 'sensor city' thing that issued recently out of who-knows-where, right from the start seemed a bit odd and now more like a booby prize. Take anything that's going, everyone else does, but still...
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The point stands though. A general rule of thumb is multiply it by ten and if you're feeling fussy, add a smidge.

It's still tiny. Half the size of iC3. Considering what is being built elsewhere on the back of state funding, we should be getting a much bigger slice of the cake.
Relax, I was backing up your point. The article said m2, you said sq ft, Superla got confused, I pointed out it was the same.
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Yep I got completely confused,apologies for any ruffled feathers,not my intention at all
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Relax, I was backing up your point. The article said m2, you said sq ft, Superla got confused, I pointed out it was the same.
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GRAHAM wins £8.5m Hope University project

GRAHAM Construction has been awarded a contract to deliver a new £8.5m Science building at Liverpool Hope University.

The project includes the demolition of the existing Health Sciences building and the construction of a new Health Sciences teaching unit. The new two-storey building has been designed to be sympathetic with the existing architecture and surroundings and will have a gross internal floor area of approximately 2,900m².

It will feature specialist laboratory spaces dedicated to nutrition, genomics, cell biology and psychology, along with laboratories and space for sport and exercise science.

The surrounding external areas will also be upgraded with new hard and soft landscaping and the existing car park, adjacent to the Health Sciences building, is to be extended.

GRAHAM will work alongside the university and project partners Watson Batty architects, structural engineers Clancy Consulting and mechanical and electrical engineers Steven A Hunt & Associates.

Gary Hughes, regional director at GRAHAM Construction, said: “Liverpool Hope University is an innovative and forward-thinking institution and this new building will be a state-of-the-art centre for exciting scientific studies.

“The university recognised the quality, vision and ability of GRAHAM to deliver – to be playing a key part in this development is of great pride and we look forward to working in collaboration with the university and our project partners.

“This is a key win which further enhances our reputation and construction portfolio as we continue to grow across the North of England.”

A ground breaking ceremony took place on Friday December 12, attended by dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Erica Kemp. The building, which is expected to be completed in December 2015, will achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating illustrating the university's continual commitment to environmentally considerate and sustainable building design.

Professor Atulya Nagar, Dean of Science at Liverpool Hope University said: “The new building will provide our students with the very best start to their science careers and give them the tools to pursue their own research. We also hope that it will attract even more world-leading research staff, allowing us to make an even greater impact on businesses, technology, public services and communities across the region, the UK and the world.”

GRAHAM Construction operates throughout the UK and Ireland and is a specialist in the Higher Education sector, with clients including University of Manchester, University of Salford, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Edinburgh.

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