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Old December 11th, 2015, 05:18 PM   #481
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New Chinatown - Phase 1


Images of Phase 1 of the New Chinatown development were released today -







This is Phase 1's location in relation to the rest of the development -



Another (lower quality) image was released today too. This shows one of the planned 'Shanghai-style sunken retail streets' in Phase 3 -

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Old December 11th, 2015, 05:23 PM   #482
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That looks more like Libeskind than Chinatown!
When you see the finer details of the development it makes more sense. This is an extension to Chinatown in a run down area that's needed addressing for years. The more traditional Chinatown is to the side of this development and could do with the boost that this will undoubtedly bring.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 05:46 PM   #483
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Fingers crossed for this That part of town needs this development!
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Old December 18th, 2015, 02:48 PM   #484
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Work set to start on £100m project to turn Copperas Hill sorting office into university campus



Work will start early next year on a £100m project to develop a new university campus on the site of the former Royal Mail sorting office at Copperas Hill.

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) wants to develop a “connected university campus village”, with the building on Copperas Hill at its heart.

Currently spread over five floors, the building, accessible from both Copperas Hill and Brownlow Hill, will be expanded to include two mezzanine floors and use of the roof for sports and recreation.

Contractors Landlease will remove the exterior of the sorting office in May to expose the internal frame, which will form the basis of the new structure.

This will increase the floor area from the existing 280,000 sq.ft. to 355,000 sq.ft, making it more than twice the size of LJMU’s Redmonds Building.

The development at Copperas Hill will become the gateway to the city’s Knowledge Quarter, bringing together the university’s Mount Pleasant and Byrom Street campuses.

LJMU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nigel Weatherill, said: “Sometimes the term ‘transformational’ is overused but the impact of the new development at Copperas Hill cannot be over-estimated.

“Importantly for LJMU it will revolutionise the student experience and the physical shape of the university but it will also have a highly positive effect on the city itself.

“Here is a structure which lies in a prime, central location of the city, and we are now investing over £100 million to ensure it is successfully regenerated, which will lead to the area once again becoming a hive of activity.

“For LJMU, the development at Copperas Hill will give us the opportunity to realise our ambitions of creating a Connected University Campus Village in the heart of the city. “The choice of facilities will mean that all students and staff will have a reason to visit and use the new building, encouraging increased interaction and collaboration between different faculties and subject areas.

“As a modern civic university, we also recognise our impact on our surrounding areas and communities and, with that in mind, we have incorporated a public route through the building which we hope will enhance civic engagement, in addition to connecting our existing campuses.”

The Copperas Hill building, which is on a three and a half acre site adjacent to Lime Street Station, was purpose-built for the Royal Mail.

It served as a sorting office from 1977 until it closed in October 2010, when the Royal Mail opted to move operations and 600 employees to Warrington.

LJMU acquired the site in 2011 and announced plans to redevelop the site last year.

Further design features of the new building will include a central atrium, internal “stepping” terraces which can be viewed externally, a sky garden and a predominantly glass exterior.

The brief for architects BDP was to create a vibrant, student-centred, “hub” building which will provide a central focus to LJMU’s Connected University Campus Village.

It is due to open for use at the start of the academic year in 2018.
What will be inside the new building?

The development will house LJMU’s three libraries, which will be combined into one facility for all students within the building.

Student zones will also be created around the building to accommodate different methods of working, including quiet spaces and areas for creative and collaborative working.

A new, flexible, central teaching unit will include a variety of lecture theatres, as well as general teaching spaces, seminar rooms and IT suites available for the entire university.

State-of-the-art sports facilities will include an eight-court sports hall, a gym and multi-use studios for dance and all other sports and fitness activities.

The development at Copperas Hill will also be home to Liverpool SU, providing a central location for sabbatical offices and administrative functions, as well as enabling the Students’ Union to easily access the vast range of facilities for its clubs and societies.

Other facilities and services will include a café and retail space, the university’s World of Work Careers Centre, Student Advice and Wellbeing, Student Administration, and LJMU’s Teaching & Learning Academy.

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The retail street looks interesting, but from the street phase 1 looks very 1979.
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 05:48 PM   #486
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Old January 25th, 2016, 05:55 PM   #487
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Demolition begins on £40m Wolstenholme Square scheme



The development will deliver five blocks ranging in height from three to 10 storeys, providing 447 apartments, a new subterranean home for Cream nightclub as well as a new passageway through to Seel Street, lined by shops, cafes and offices.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 06:55 PM   #488
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That huge warehouse has to be one of the UK's most beautiful buildings.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 08:36 PM   #489
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That huge warehouse has to be one of the UK's most beautiful buildings.
It's very impressive when your up close.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 08:49 PM   #490
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The warehouse is listed and is part of the Maritime Mercantile Liverpool World Heritage Site.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 08:49 PM   #491
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Documents now available! It is to be 4 - 9 storeys
Looks like a solid proposal to me, good scale, perfect for the area I think, plenty of roof gardens and landscaping within the blocks. Also provides much needed amenities for the area too with the small amount of ground floor retail.

Good mixture of 1 and 2 beds too, not student orientated. Get it built!

Couple of renders pulled from the planning documents, courtesy of Smith & McHugh Architects.







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Old January 28th, 2016, 03:44 PM   #492
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Plans for Shakespeare North submitted

A planned 350-seat Shakespeare theatre, which will be the first in the UK with education at its core, has moved a step closer to reality with a planning application being submitted.

The Shakespeare North Playhouse aims to make Prescot a place where actors, writers, students and young people will be able to study and practice the plays of the Bard.

Over 400 years ago, Prescot was home to the first indoor Elizabethan theatre outside London and Knowsley aims to build on the area’s theatrical heritage.

The playhouse will be the site of the only actor training programme in Shakespearean Performance Practice in the UK with plans for the erection of a four storey building and multi-use space with facilities for teaching, professional and community performances and film screenings.

The aim of the completed theatre culturally, will be to ‘make a triangle for the Shakespeare pilgrim, linking Prescot to Stratford and Bankside in London’, states the submitted application.

Discussing education as a key cornerstone of the plans, the application submitted to the council highlights London’s Globe as an example to follow, saying: “The Globe Theatre and Globe Education in London is the primary model that demonstrates how theatre, and education related to it, work in a local and international visitor context, and the social benefits and regenerative effect of such a mix of uses.

“As well as the primary use as a University College, education facilities will be used for local drama, dance and music workshops outside the mainstream timetable. The facilities will therefore be used intensively to provide a valuable outreach asset for the wider community.

“The active development of practical theatre skills training will be encouraged through apprenticeships in stage management and support skills, these will include historic and current practice skills.”

Added to the main theatre, the plans include a multi-space of 140 seats, a coffee shop, bar and a book shop all housed within the building.

The theatre’s production season will run annually from October and will include other performances by the local community, amateur dramatic societies, schools, and touring companies.

To further the educational core of the plans, the playhouse will host a Summer Play Festival and a Shakespeare in Schools Festival in November of each year.

On the design of the building, which will not overbear current buildings such as St. Mary’s church, the application says: “As we did this we looked for an architectural theme to bridge the gap between past and present: one that evoked a sense of theatre – and yet would be suited to an educational institution of public cultural significance.

“The design also had to work well with the historic auditorium space at its core and the Jacobean parish church of St. Mary across the open space to the South, fully respecting the quiet, delightful architecture.”

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Old January 29th, 2016, 03:43 PM   #493
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City to get £32m road improvement

PLANS for a £32m improvement and widening of a major route in North Liverpool are set to take a major step forward.

A report to Liverpool City Council cabinet is recommending it reserves the right to compulsorily purchase land needed to deliver the North Liverpool Key Corridors scheme, which links the city centre with Sefton and is a vital route for freight from the new Liverpool 2 deep water port.

The scheme, promoted by Liverpool City Council, in conjunction with its partners Sefton Council, will see: the completion of dual carriageway on the A565 on Great Howard Street/Derby Road between King Edward Street and Blackstone Street, and Bankhall Street to Millers Bridge; the replacement of a worn-out bridge beneath the A565 south of Chadwick Street and improvements to Regent Road to make it more pedestrian and cycle friendly;

Work is planned to be completed in three phases between 2016 and 2019, with funding coming from the Department for Transport (£21.8m), Liverpool City Council (£8.5m)and Sefton Council (£2m).

The first phase of work will start in May when the bridge on Great Howard Street will be replaced. An immediate three ton weight limit is being placed on it due to its poor structural condition until the replacement works start in May.

Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This scheme is absolutely essential if we are to keep the city moving and make it an attractive place to come and do business.

“We need to invest in our infrastructure so we are able to handle the increasing amount of businesses, freight and people travelling to and through Liverpool.


“This is especially important on this route due to the completion of the new Liverpool 2 deep water port which is absolutely critical to the future economic success of the city region and will help create and support many jobs.

“The work will remove a bottle neck on the A565 by making it dual carriageway along the entire route and also make it more attractive with improved paving and street lighting.

“We are in positive discussions with landowners along the route and hope to be able to reach agreement on relocation with them without resorting to a CPO.

“This is just one element of the work which will be going on right across the city over the next few years to fix the road network and deal with decades of underinvestment.”

The land affected by the CPO is mainly occupied by businesses on Great Howard Street and Derby Road and will be used for road widening and new junctions.

The city council has already started consultation with businesses whose land is needed for the work and will offer compensation and assistance with finding alternative sites.

Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s cabinet member for locality services, added: “This is just the start of a very exciting project which will enhance the main route into Liverpool from south Sefton.

“This stretch of road is extremely busy and by making it all dual carriageway, it will enable greater access in and out of Sefton for all vehicles.

“Discussions are underway with the landowners in Sefton and throughout the whole process we will be working closely with Liverpool City Council to make this project a big success.”


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Old January 30th, 2016, 09:27 PM   #494
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This is a latest image of the conversion of Mersey House into apartments, the development will now be known as Strand Plaza.

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Old February 14th, 2016, 03:44 PM   #495
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Nice one Chris! This was originally supposed to start last month and I was informed it'd been put back a few weeks, so this is a nice surprise.

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Quite a decent article from the echo for once http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/...-sees-10890634
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 01:51 PM   #497
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A small, but welcome, proposal for a hotel on a surface car park in the Ropewalks in Liverpool city centre -



Some information about the proposal -



Article continues at - http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news...lks-footprint/
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Old March 9th, 2016, 02:36 PM   #498
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The latest consent granted in Liverpool, apartment scheme just north of city centre. 400 dwellings over 15 storeys

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Old March 16th, 2016, 12:14 AM   #499
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Work set to start in 2017 on residential towers, offices and hotels at Liverpool Waters



Work on three new residential towers, two hotels and office blocks at the £5.5bn Liverpool Waters scheme is likely to start next year.

Land owner Peel said detailed planning applications for the multi-million pound schemes are expected to be submitted later this year.

Peel development director Lindsey Ashworth made the announcement on the Liverpool stand at the MIPIM international property and investment expo in Cannes .

Mr Ashworth told the ECHO afterwards “2017 is going to be the big year for Liverpool Waters”.

He also said the new cruise liner terminal at Princes Dock would see the current landing stage for the Isle of Man ferry relocated to the north end of the facility at Waterloo Dock.

Peel has been in discussions with the Isle of Man government over the project that would also see a new access road coming into Waterloo Dock.

The three residential towers of 38, 16, and 22 storeys, as well as a 100,000 sq ft office block called William Jessop House which already has full planning approval, will sit at the back of Princes Dock next to the dock wall.

Peel has tasked commercial agents at CBRE and GVA Bilfinger with finding tenants to sign up for the office space so work can begin.

Other plots closer to the river will be a mixture of possibly two hotels and more office space and will directly overlook the new cruise liner terminal. In total Peel hopes work can start on eight separate plots on Princes Dock in 2017.

Peel development director Lindsey Ashworth addresses delegates at the Liverpool stand at MIPIM 2016 in Cannes

The 28-storey tower, being built by Yorkshire developer Moda , had previously been announced but this is the first time Peel has revealed details of the other two residential towers.

Peel is talking to potential investors for the 16-storey tower and is also talking to an as yet unnamed developer about building that.

Mr Ashworth told an audience of business people at the Liverpool stand: “There are 12 plots with eight of them now under way and being designed and all these applications are likely to come into the council this year.

“This has been a collaboration between ourselves, the council and all the different architects. Liverpool is an exciting place to work with a fantastic council – they have worked with us tirelessly over this.

“If we didn’t have a decent council then we wouldn’t be in the position we are in now.

“Peel bought the port, the airport and a big part of the waterfront and we are big investors in the area. We do this for a reason – Liverpool is a great city with great prospects that is really moving forward.”
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Unfortunately, the proposed designs as shown on the renders look very disappointing from a design perspective - very dull and boxy. With all the wonderful designs that one finds today around the world, surely Liverpool's waterfront merits better than this?
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