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Old February 5th, 2019, 12:59 PM   #201
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They were just getting started as I was there this morning -




This is going to be an interesting (and very large) site to fill -


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Old February 6th, 2019, 01:51 PM   #202
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Contractor Willmott Dixon has begun site works for the new permanent car park at Kings Dock, which will replace the facility destroyed in a fire on New Year’s Eve 2017.

The nine-level car park will have capacity for 1,454 cars. Ground clearing works have started at the project, which is due for completion by summer 2020.

A temporary four-floor car park, with capacity for 550 vehicles, opened in December to support events at the city’s waterfront event campus for the next 18 months, whilst the new car park is built at nearby Monarch’s Quay.

The new £30m car park, covering approximately 500,000 sq ft, will follow the same internal circulation layout as the council’s recently opened Victoria Street car park, also built by Willmott Dixon. The design includes 15 electric charging points and a full sprinkler system.

The demolition of the previous Liverpool Waterfront car park is almost complete. It will then be levelled and made safe before the site is incorporated into the Kings Dock masterplan.

The article continues here: https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/new...ront-car-park/
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Old February 7th, 2019, 10:17 AM   #203
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Merseyrail could learn a lesson from this...
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1,000s of maitime companies employ 10s of 1,000s of staff with an annual turnover of £2.5bns+ / 15% of the Merseyside economy. The Super Port of Liverpool is expanding & with 150,000 ship movements a year, the River Mersey is the UK’s 3rd busiest estuary.
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The Merseyrail network runs 700 services a day, the most intense of any in the UK apart from London Underground.
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Old February 9th, 2019, 02:39 PM   #204
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Still a fair bit of rubble to move -


But the demolition is very nearly complete -




Anyone need a car, slightly used -


Not much left now -
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Looking like the apocalypse, today. Big space now available:



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Old February 11th, 2019, 06:38 PM   #206
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Looking like the apocalypse, today. Big space now available:

You can see how the existing flats are quite problematic. Horribly ugly from their previously hidden side, no new development is going to want to face onto them.

Will be interesting to see how any new buildings work within the space. I kinds wish they could knock those old flats down and start again with a higher spec build.
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Old February 12th, 2019, 09:48 AM   #207
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Would it not have been best to put the replacement car park here? Given it is only just gearing up in the new location, surely waiting for the demolition of the old car park would not have delayed it too much.

As Zanderdad has said, I think we have a real issue with what can go here now.
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Old February 12th, 2019, 10:40 AM   #208
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The original plan for Kings Dock had everything centred around the plaza, and that was fine. However the Pullman and the exhibition centre have now begun to shift activities to additional areas of the site. Therefore while without the fire they would have just had to work with what they had, the fact the fire occurred has given them an unexpected opportunity to revisit the make-up of the site.

Parking will always be needed, so people will actively seek it out and use it. Therefore having the MSCP to the far edge of the site isn't a problem. On the other hand putting something else, say a hotel with restaurants underneath on the same site, will still work to some extent, but people will be less likely to choose to use them if they are at the far edge of the site, when others are closer, thereby impacting on potential trade. We don't know what the council are proposing for the old MSCP site, but whatever goes there will have the benefit of a prime location, rather than being shunted off to the back end of the site.

Something else to consider is the fact the old MSCP took up a fair chunk of space. The new MSCP will get roughly the same amount of spaces onto a smaller plot. With space at Kings Dock being at a premium, effective space utilisation is key. It may have been fine a decade and a half ago when it was planned, but having such a large footprint for the MSCP now is a bit wasteful.

Finally, other than a bit of old dock wall etc just below the surface, the new MSCP is being built on an obstruction free site. The old MSCP has the arena service tunnel running beneath it. Not a completely insurmountable problem from a construction viewpoint, but one that would likely slow progress, and by extension increase the amount of time taken to deliver proper levels of parking provision back to the site.
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A quick one from this morning showing piling underway -
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Old February 14th, 2019, 04:25 PM   #210
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Taken yesterday. The phrase 'hive of activity' was made for this development. Activity left, right, and centre here -




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Busy again this morning -


Hoardings now in place encompassing the roundabout and running along Monarch's Quay -


Meanwhile a crusher is now on-site at the old MSCP, and is being fed the rubble that remains -


While just a couple of small sections of the old MSCP to the far and middle right are left to remove -
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 11:51 PM   #213
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The new MSCP still as active as ever:


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Rebar cages for foundations starting to go in:





Still lots of clearance happening today on the old MSCP:





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