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Old December 17th, 2016, 10:09 AM   #561
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Merseytravel reveals new £460m train fleet plans - with no train guards

A £460m plan for a new fleet of bigger and faster Merseyrail trains has been approved – but rail unions are set to protest against moves to axe guards.

Merseyrail will replaces its fleet of 40-year-old trains with new trains designed especially for the network.

Each train, to be built by Swiss firm Stadler, will be longer and will able to carry 60% more passengers.

They will also be faster than the current trains – Merseyrail estimates that journey times between Southport and Hunts Cross could be cut by up to nine minutes.

The new trains will also allow Merseyrail to extend its operations beyond the current network, potentially including services to Wrexham, Skelmersdale and Warrington.
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Old December 18th, 2016, 10:55 AM   #562
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Interesting how the unions are fighting to keep train guards on board suburban trains.

Totally unnecessary.

Those new trains look nice though. Are they electric by the way?
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Old December 18th, 2016, 12:30 PM   #563
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Yes Merseyrail has been electrified for as long as I can remember.
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Old December 19th, 2016, 11:34 AM   #564
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Designers sought for Liverpool’s new multi-million pound cruise terminal

Liverpool City Council is on the hunt for architects to design a new multi-million pound cruise terminal on the city’s historic waterfront.

The authority has launched a Europe-wide search for a highly skilled technical team to advise on the design and development of the facility, which will be located at the former Princes Jetty.

An Official Journal of the European Communities notice has been placed to invite tenders for a project that includes managing the site’s overall potential delivery and construction.

The deadline for submissions is January 23 2017.

The advert forms part of the council’s strategy to explore replacing the current Pier Head facility, which has been operational since September 2007.

Set to be even bigger, the new terminal would be situated 300m downriver and be able to handle cruises with as many as 3,600 passengers.

It is envisaged that a two-storey centre would be built on reclaimed land alongside the river, in addition to a new quay wall and changes to the nearby Princes Parade allowing coaches to collect and drop off passengers.

If given the go ahead, the site would encompass a passenger and baggage terminal, passport control area and lounge along with a café, taxi rank and car park.

The move comes after the number of vessels visiting Liverpool doubled over the last four years, rising from 31 to 63. Likewise, passenger numbers are up from 38,656 in 2012 to nearly 79,000 plus 35,000 crew in 2016.

Estimates place the value of visitors’ on-shore spending at around £7m for the local economy.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool’s cruise industry has blossomed over the past decade helping to transform the tourism appeal of Liverpool and give the Mersey a new lease of life.

‘’It has been one of the city’s great success stories but we’re now at the stage where we need to relocate if we are to welcome the next generation of super liners.”

He continued: “This tendering process for a design technical team is a vital step in exploring how we achieve that move and if we can, we do it to the highest standards.

“In terms of jobs and economic impact a new cruise facility would be a huge boost to our and the support we’ve received from the industry to the idea is hugely encouraging for its long term future.’’ https://bdaily.co.uk/environment/19-...20161219090001
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Old December 20th, 2016, 06:12 PM   #565
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We have crane number 2...
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...and lots of steel visible on roof
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...the mobile crane is still also on site
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Old December 20th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #566
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Approved by Liverpool's planners earlier today for a site in the Baltic Triangle. 200 apartments in two blocks of 7-9 storeys -

Image from the Liverpool Echo. Copyright to the copyright holder. Shown here for informational purposes only.

The site as it stands -

Original image from Google Street View. Copyright to Google. Shown here for informational purposes only.

The developers originally wanted a 15 storey development, but were talked down by the planners, you know, because no development can go through unscathed in Liverpool

Interestingly however, after today's approval, the developers were quoted as saying -


An odd statement, given 15 storeys in this area would have read very much as a tower. In any event, it's a solid enough development, and rids us of another surface car park, the scurge every city.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 09:18 AM   #567
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The tobacco warehouse will be amazing when it's finished.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 11:16 AM   #568
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The tobacco warehouse will be amazing when it's finished.
Definitely, it's an amazing building up close.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 05:24 PM   #569
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Octavus 1 | Princes Dock
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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1962770

  • Address: Leeds St, Moorfields, Liverpool 3

  • Number of apartments: 168

  • Floors: 27

  • Start date: April 2017

  • Architect: Hodder+P

  • Cost: £80m

  • Developer: Willcocks + Willcocks, Prospect Capital

Current status: Planning application submitted

Nearest transport: Moorfields (Wirral Line), (Northern Line)






A planning application for Octavus 1 has been submitted to Liverpool City Council. It precedes a taller development - Octavus 2 - which we'll find out more about in the New Year.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 09:45 PM   #570
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VDB that appears to be the wrong thread link, it leads to the thread for the Lexington development on princes dock, not the ovatus 1 thread, here
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1962770
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Old December 21st, 2016, 09:51 PM   #571
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VDB that appears to be the wrong thread link, it leads to the thread for the Lexington development on princes dock, not the ovatus 1 thread, here
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1962770
Thanks for pointing that out superla - I simply copied and pasted the banner over from the Lexington so must've accidentally left that bit out.

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Old December 22nd, 2016, 11:05 AM   #572
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Lots of open space and parking lots in that picture. Is there some kind of master plan for this area?
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 11:13 AM   #573
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Yes they're going to build 400,000 square feet of offices there and a 22 storey building so far.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 11:34 AM   #574
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Liverpool’s dramatic £250m three-tower development seeks planning approval



The plans for Liverpool’s biggest residential development have now been submitted.

Set to be known as Infinity, the £250m scheme will deliver more than 1,000 new homes along the northern edge of the city.

Developer Elliot Group’s proposals for the project outline three towers of 27, 33 and 39 storeys on a site at the corner of Pall Mall and Leeds Street.

If approved, the plan will create 1,002 apartments, a triple-height spa, swimming pool and gym, and over 10,000 sq ft of commercial space.

The tallest of the towers will stand at 403 ft, or 436 sq ft above sea level due to the elevated position of the site.

The plans have been changed “radically” since the original outline designs were revealed in June, thanks to a series of “enjoyable and productive” design workshops held with the city council, according to Adam Hall of architecture practice Falconer Chester Hall.

He said: “We’ve tested everything from sight lines to height, scale and massing, as well as elevational treatments, layouts and the mix of units.

“The result is a cracking scheme that will help draw the city centre northwards and make an important contribution to Liverpool’s changing skyline.”

He continued: “The design has evolved so that each block is now wrapped in 2 shimmering glazed skins that represent the sun reflecting off the undulating river.

“The blocks step up in height towards the business district and extend out dramatically over a podium with sculptured concrete columns. The scheme forms a strong marker towards the Pier Head and the cruise terminal and will be a gateway into the city.”

Elliot Group boss Elliot Lawless said the growing investor confidence in Liverpool enabled him to raise the bar in terms of both design and elevation.

He commented: “Domestic as well as overseas investors can see the strength of Liverpool’s economy and, combined with robust returns, the city represents good value.

“Our investors take a long-term view and know that the best way to protect their investment is via a high quality product that is well managed.”

Speaking further, Elliot said that Mayor Joe Anderson’s focus on extending the city centre to the north has relieved pressure on the core while offering scope for capital growth, adding: “That appeals to my funders, who can see how far Liverpool has travelled in the last twenty years and therefore have confidence that progress will be maintained.

“There’s a cluster of towers now being developed north of the Pier Head, with eight in the pipeline so far. This sort of critical mass works for investors as it signals momentum and improvement. We’d welcome more and are pleased to play our part in the city’s regeneration.”

The tallest of the three towers, Tower A, will comprise 92 studios, 144 one-bed, 172 two-bed and eight three-bedroom apartments across 39 storeys.

Tower B, meanwhile, will house 38 studios, 120 one-bed, 160 two-bed and eight three-bed homes across its 33 storeys.

Lastly, Tower C will create 32 studios, 96 one-bed, 124 two-bed and eight three-bedroom apartments over 27 storeys.

Infinity’s triple-height residents’ entrances will be accessible from Pall Mall through a private lay-by with fully-covered parking.

Each tower will have a concierge team and offer residents a private lounge, dining rooms, cinema, meeting space and a private garden level.

Adam Hall, from architects Falconer Chester Hall, said: “This type of heavily serviced ‘condominium’ living is commonplace in the major cities of the Far East and the level of support services that we are providing has been conceived out of our recent work in Kuala Lumpur.”

A decision on the planning application is expected in Spring 2017. If given the greenlight, work on the scheme will begin the following Autumn.

Development consultancy Zerum has been appointed as planning advisor on the project.

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Lots of open space and parking lots in that picture. Is there some kind of master plan for this area?
And this below will be over the road.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 10:07 PM   #576
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£30m PRS scheme, 5 buildings, 296 apartments, ground floor commercial space, 4 - 8 storeys. Expected on site earlier in the new year after the legal agreement was signed on Monday.





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Old December 23rd, 2016, 10:38 AM   #577
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Berry House, Gallery+ | Baltic Triangle | Gallery Space, Workshop Units, 125 Residential Units.

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Old December 23rd, 2016, 03:00 PM   #578
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Ropemaker Place | 89-99 Renshaw Street | 74 Apartments | 2 Retail Units | 8 Storeys

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This is now called Ropemaker Place, completion scheduled for Q1 2018.

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Old December 24th, 2016, 09:08 PM   #579
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Great proposals in Liverpool, exciting times ahead. Thanks for posting the details.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 12:55 PM   #580
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This was in the Mayor of Liverpool's New Year message so we'll soon hear more of two big developments for the city.

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We will be accepting a design bid for the cruise terminal and starting the building, hopefully by September.

I look forward to making an announcement with Everton Football Club on their decision on which one of the options for a new stadium they have chosen early in the new year.
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