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'Cold' Developments in Liverpool

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I thought I'd start a thread where people could query projects in the city that haven't officially been cancelled, just that a fair bit of time has passed with no word, to see if others have heard anything recently.

I'll start the ball rolling with -

Maro Development - Brunswick Quay

We lost the skyscraper, but what became of the scheme to develop the site with several smaller buildings? I seem to recall they were to have some kind of roof gardens? The reception to the buildings on here wasn't entirely warm as I recall, and not just because they weren't the soaring skyscraper we all wanted.

Great Howard Street Development


There was a scheme which I think may have been intended for that open land just past Stanley Dock on Great Howard Street where it was to be built down south, but the local council rejected it or something, so Liverpool was touted as the new destination. That was until the southern council decided they wanted it after all. A bit vague I know but I'm sure someone will remember it.
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I thought I'd start a thread where people could query projects in the city that haven't officially been cancelled, just that a fair bit of time has passed with no word, to see if others have heard anything recently.

I'll start the ball rolling with -

Maro Development - Brunswick Quay

We lost the skyscraper, but what became of the scheme to develop the site with several smaller buildings? I seem to recall they were to have some kind of roof gardens? The reception to the buildings...
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lads not a development but what about that big hot air balloon at the albert dock is it still on
lads not a development but what about that big hot air balloon at the albert dock is it still on
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no info on this lads ^^
no info on this lads ^^
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thanks chris B

just found the org story
Balloon to offer 400ft city view
Aug 31 2007 by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

PLANS to offer balloon rides 400ft above Liverpool’s waterfront have been given the go-ahead.

The city will join Niagara Falls, Pompeii and the Pacific island of Bali as a base for a Lindstrand HiFlyer.

The major tourist attraction, recently approved by Liverpool council, will give visitors to Albert Dock a bird’s-eye view over the city centre, docks and the Mersey.

But it will not be up and running until next summer, because its Salthouse Dock venue will first be used for a open-air concert to celebrate Capital of Culture.

The helium balloon ride will be tethered to a star-shaped platform in the dock and will ascend almost 400ft before being winched down.

It will be able to carry up to 30 passengers and each journey will last about 15 minutes.

If it is as successful as Lindstrand HiFlyers in other parts of the world, thousands of visitors are likely to take rides in the second half of 2008.

The attraction is the brainchild of record-breaking balloonist Per Lindstrand, best-known for his work with tycoon Sir Richard Branson.

Mr Lindstrand has teamed up with Oxfordshire-based World Eye Corporation to operate the balloon.

Carl Boreham, from World Eye Corporation, said: “At the moment, we are planning to call it the Liverpool Eye, but we are open to suggestions.

“We will be contacting schools in the area to let them know about it, and we would like to work with other attractions at Albert Dock, perhaps to offer a joint family ticket.”

Liverpool’s waterfront will join other world and national heritage sites as a base for a Lindstrand HiFlyer, including Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and Lucerne in Switzerland.
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thanks chris B

just found the org story
Balloon to offer 400ft city view
Aug 31 2007 by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

PLANS to offer balloon rides 400ft above Liverpool’s waterfront have been given the go-ahead.

The city will join Niagara Falls, Pompeii and the Pacific island of Bali as a base for a Lindstrand HiFlyer.

The major tourist attraction, recently approved by Liverpool council, will give visitors to Albert Dock a bird’s-eye view over the city centre, docks and the Mersey.

But...
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