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UNITY
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Unity Tower went through several redesigns before work started at the end of 2003. The developer, Rumford Investments, initially intended a 40+ storey office tower. This was knocked back by the city council and replaced with two 14 storey towers, then a 20 storey apartment tower known as Unity and a 16 storey office tower known as Sentinel.

Finally, a scheme emerged for a 27 storey apartment tower and a 17 storey office tower with an eight storey apartment link block. The following photographs show construction work on this scheme.

1st October 2003
This photograph was actually taken a whole year before the date it was posted. However, little had changed. The scaffolding to the doomed Richmond House had been in place for several years prior to demolition as it was erected for remedial work to the office block which was suffering from alkali / aggregate reaction 'concrete cancer'.

Martin S

14th. February 2004
After a lengthy asbestos strip, the start of demolition proper is announced by the wrapping of the building in protective sheeting and the installation of a demolition crane.

DJ Billy

7th. April 2004
This view from Princes Dock shows demolition progress almost two months later. Work is slow but the site is just adjacent to the dock entrance of the Mersey Tunnel.

DJ Billy

4th. May 2004
This view, taken the following month, from the corner of Chapel Street and Rumford Place shows demolition well advanced. The crane has now gone and more brutal demolition equipment, such as concrete nibblers, are now in use.

AD Williams

5th. June 2004
The cleared site gave a new view of the office quarter, not for long though.

Martin S

27 July 2004
Work on Unity has now started as piling rigs are erected.

Mersey Orange

9th. September 2004
Foundation work and excavation in progress as the first crane base is installed.

Doug Roberts

19th. October 2004
The first service core emerges on the site of the residential tower.

Doug Roberts

3rd. November 2004
This view, from the Thistle Hotel, shows foundations well underway and a start made on the superstructure of the residential tower.

Scouserdave

22nd. November 2004
With three cranes now erected, work is proceeding all over the site.

Doug Roberts

30th. December 2004
End of the first year of construction and work has started on the cores for the office tower.

Doug Roberts

30th. January 2005
The shutter for the main dual core of the office tower.

AD Williams

15th. February 2005
View from Union Street showing work well advanced on the eight storey residential link block.

Martin S

4th. March 2005
Construction of the first floor of the office tower in progress.

Scouserdave

21st. March 2005
The office cores are now gaining height.

Kung Fuzi

10th. April 2005
The apartment link block is now almost at full height.

Yapachoo

9th. May 2005
Unity is beginning to make an impression on the skyline.

Juxtapol

2nd. June 2005
A view from mid-town with the office core almost at full height.

Scouserdave

16th. June 2005
With the apartment link block at full height, a start has been made on cladding.

Ubertastico

21st. June 2005
An internal view showing work progressing on the main residential tower with the link block to the right.

Doug Roberts

7th. July 2005
A view from the ferry showing the residential tower and the columns of the office tower just appearing to the right.

Mersey Orange

17th. July 2005
Unity begins to make an impression on the traditional view of Liverpool Parish Church.

scouseyuppie01

29th. August 2005
The office tower begins to gain height.

Martin S

18th. September 2005
Cladding start to appear to the Rumford Place elevation of the office tower and the link block.

Doug Roberts

2nd. October 2005
The setbacks on the office tower can be seen in this view from the Royal Liver Building.

Martin S

9th. October 2005
The residential tower has now reached twenty storeys, near the height of the first setback.

A D Williams

10th. November 2005
CLose up on the Rumford Place link block elevation showing the balconies.

Scouserdave

14th. November 2005
Unity is now a landmark on the familiar waterfront view.

Scouserdave

21st. November 2005
The office tower is now one storey below full height.

Blabbernsmoke

27th. November 2005
The top of the residential tower showing the two storey penthouse structure has still to be commenced.

Doug Roberts

11th. December 2005
Cladding to the office tower.

DJ Billy

14th. December 2005
Close up of the innovative cladding units on the office tower.

Doug Roberts

18th. December 2005
A view of the Unity towers from St Johns Beacon showing the final steel framed storey to the office tower.

Liverpolitan

21st. December 2005
The residential tower is reaching full height as shown in this side on view.

Scouserdave

28th. December 2005
A Christmas view of the new office tower from St Nicholas churchyard.

Night-Mike

2nd January 2006
Falsework in place for the penthouse box on top of the residential tower.

Martin S

14th January 2006
Construction work on the penthouse box gathering momentum.

Juxtapol

18th February 2006
The new penthouse looms above the almost complete low rise block.

A.D.Williams

20th February 2006
Night view of work on the two towers.

Mersey Orange

3rd March 2006
View from the Liver Building of the two towers now at full height.

Doug Roberts

26th March 2006
The courtyard between the three blocks.

Doug Roberts

2nd April 2006
The last remaining crane working on the Unity penthouse.

Blabbernsmoke

12th April 2006
First cladding panels to the Strand elevation of the residential block.

Doug Roberts

6th May 2006
The contrasting cladding of the two towers.

Mersey Orange

7th May 2006
The scaffolding begins to come down to reveal the penthouse box.

cenric

20th May 2006
Work on cladding both towers now well advanced.

Martin S

9th June 2006
The completed river elevation of the office tower.

Tom

12th June 2006
The penthouse almost completely free of scaffolding.

Martin S

19th June 2006
View of the courtyard from the residential tower.

Kev

An apartment kitchen.

Kev

19th June 2006
The interior of the penthouse.

Doug Roberts

07th August 2006
With the crane gone, the residential tower is nearing external completion.

Doctor Robot

1st October 2006
Work progressing on the central courtyard.

Doug Roberts

6th November 2006
The completed entrance to the office tower.

Liverpolitan

7th November 2006
A view showing the arrangement of the towers with the Thistle Hotel.

chansau

19th December 2006
The completed towers from the Liver Building.

Urbanised
 

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ALEXANDRA TOWER
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Alexandra Tower grew out of an initial proposal for a 17 storey apartment tower, which was increased first to 22 storeys and then to 25+ (latest renderings show it as 30 storeys although it is advertised as only 25).

30th.September 2004
The first sign of work on the tower. Excavators clear the ground, exposing a number of relics from its former use as a dock gate area.
Doug Roberts​

6th.March 2005
The site following completion of clearance. It stayed inactive for several months.
Doug Roberts​

14th. May 2005
First sign of serious construction activity. A piling rig arrives.
Doug Roberts​

1st. June 2005
Piling is now underway with the rig in operation and a crane to lift reinforcement cages into place.
Scouserdave​

23rd. June 2005
Piling is still continuing. The excavator is probably there to remove arisings from the pile bore.
Doug Roberts​

11th.August 2005
Over a month and a half later, no change.
Scouserdave​

1st. October 2005
At the end of September, the piling rig has finally left site and some pile testing has been carried out. Excavation of the pile heads in progress.
Martin S​

6th. November 2005
Cutting down of pile heads in progress.
Doug Roberts​

13th. December 2005
With the piling operation now completed, the site is idle awaiting the start of the main construction work, for which a contractor has still to be selected.
Red scouser​

29th. March 2006
Finally at the end of March, work recommences with excavation for the pile caps.
Doug Roberts​

22nd. April 2006
Pilecaps under construction.
Martin S​

7th. May 2006
Commencement of the main lift / service core.
Doug Roberts​

28th. May 2006
Erection of the tower crane.
Doug Roberts​

30th. June 2006
With ground floor columns in progress, the moving formwork for the lift / service core is being assembled.
Doug Roberts​

15th. July 2006
View from the river with the almost complete City Lofts and emerging West Tower.
Paul D​

7th. August 2006
Construction now speeds up as the central core emerges and work is in progress on the lower floors.
Doctor Robot​

12th. August 2006
View from across Princes Dock.
Cenric​

9th. September 2006
The shape of the lower tower, with the flat front face, curved walls and boxy car park to the rear.
Doug Roberts​

2nd. October 2006
The car park is now reaching full height.
Martin S​

11th. October 2006
View across Princes Half Tide Dock, being infilled with demolition debris from the Grosvenor development.
Martin S​

1st December 2006
View across Princes Dock showing the rear car park section at full height.
Mersey Orange​

19th December 2006
First cladding panel installed.
Juxtapol​

6th January 2007
Progress on the tower at the start of 2007.
DJ Billy​

28th January 2007
View from the waterfront.
Liverpolitan​

14th March 2007
The tower as viewed from Albert Dock. Note the sunken landing stage awaiting recovery.
Juxtapol​

28th March 2007
Crane lifting frame installed and mast sections awaiting lifting into place.
Doug Roberts​

16th April 2007
View from Leeds Street showing mast section being installed.
Chansau​

08th May 2007
With cladding progressing, the tower is now making a major impact on the waterfront.
Woody​

1st June 2007
Close up of the cladding showing some balconies installed.
Tom​

20th June 2007
A spectacular waterfront view.
Adman​

14th July 2007
Alex taking centre stage with the completing West Tower in the background.
Adman​

13th August 2007
This view over the Half Tide Dock shows the sloping roof has commenced construction.
Doug Roberts​

1st September 2007
The concrete roof frame now clearly visible.
Martin S​

6th October 2007
The tower now nearly at full height.
Martin S​

20th October 2007
Close up of the roof section.
Woody​

4th November 2007
The full height Alex in the fog.
Juxtapol​

6th December 2007
With the protection boards removed, the completed roof frame can be seen.
Doug Roberts​

10th February 2008
With the tower nearing completion, the full impact on the waterfront can be seen.
Martin S​

21st March 2008
Last cladding panels being fitted.
Woody​

5th May 2008
The crane now removed. View showing the 'chicken wire' cladding to the car park.
cenric​

7th June 2008
Painting of the car park concrete softens the impact.
Juxtapol​

6th July 2008
Hoardings removed.
Martin S​

21st July 2008
The entrance to the completed Alexandra Tower.
Doug Roberts​
 

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MANN ISLAND
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The Mann Island development along with the Museum of Liverpool arose out of the failed Fourth Grace project. In place of the large amount of apartments and office space in the previous project, developer Neptune produced a scheme for apartments, offices and public realm designed by architects Broadway Malyan. As with the Fourth Grace, any development on this sensitive site would prove controversial and the proposed 'wedges' were the butt of a great deal of criticism - including by those who considered that it was inappropriate in a World Heritage Site. There was also criticism of the demolition of the car showrooms designed by acclaimed Liverpool architect Herbert Rowse, who also designed the Georges Dock Gate Mersey Tunnel ventilation shaft facing the site.

Before work could begin on site, archaeological investigation was to take place that uncovered the remains of the old Mersey Railway ventilation station that was installed in the days when the underground system was steam hauled.

18th March 2007
The view of the Port of Liverpool building as demolition of the Mann Island buildings commences:

Woody

6th May 2007
Fencing in place ready for demolition of the car showrooms:

Woody

24th June 2007
The view with the Mann Island finance offices gone:

Juxtapol

7th July 2007
Demolition underway on the former Voss Motors garage designed by Herbert Rowse:

Juxtapol

21st August 2007
The view over Canning Dock with demolition almost completed:

Red Scouser

26th September 2007
The foundations of the Mersey Railway ventilation station uncovered following demolition of Mann Island finance:

Woody

24th November 2007
Work underway on the foundation raft for the site accommodation:

cenric

7th January 2008
Work has now started on the piling for the easterly of the two residential buildings:

Doug Roberts

2nd April 2008
The contiguous piling exposed in the excavation for the underground car park:

Kat2

29th April 2008
The extent of the excavation can be seen in this view:

Juxtapol

21st May 2008
Two tower cranes now erected:

Tom

25th May 2008
Work commencing on a service core:

Martin S

1st July 2008
High level view showing the extent of the site and the adjacent Museum of Liverpool:

Support the Dokas

26th July 2008
Two cores now under construction:

Joe the Red

23rd August 2008
Progress on the west core:

Kat2

14th September 2008
Falsework in place for floor casting:

Tom

18th October 2008
Additional site accommodation arrives on site:

Woody

5th November 2008
View of the site showing work nearing completion on the canal basin:

Support the Dokas

25th November 2008
Construction of the first floor complete for the east block:

Cambrian

10th January 2009
The west block showing reinforced concrete walling:

Woody

26th January 2009
Both blocks now emerging into the view from Canning Dock:

Tom

6th April 2009
The frame for the sloping roof of the west block now emerging:

Tom

25th April 2009
First cladding attached to the Mann Island elevation of the west block:

Howie P
 

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BEETHAM WEST TOWER
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Rumours that Beetham planned a second Liverpool tower started circulating in early 2004. This was to be known as the Beetham Bullet and the firm were said to be looking for a suitable site.

Finally, the render above was published showing a 40 storey tower alongside the just complete 29 storey Beetham Tower.

The site was controversial as it consisted of a wooded area and small car park that had been left over following the construction of the development.

Scouserdave​

Originally, this area had been earmarked for landscaping in conjunction with the office building overlooking the site. Occupants of the new offices protested against overshadowing and loss of views, whilst some residents of Beetham Tower complained that the value of their apartments would fall with new ones being constructed so close. However, the planners liked the scheme and recommended it for acceptance.

The Planning Committee were not so sure and stated they were 'minded to reject' the scheme due to its very low level of car parking (11 spaces for the whole mixed office and residential development) and sent it back to the planners for reports. Beetham, by purchasing space in the newly completed Princes Dock car park, managed to address the committees concerns but the tower was granted permission only following a majority vote and with Councillor Doreen Jones, chair of the committee so upset she refused to announce the outcome.

Beetham announced that they would commence construction in the summer.

17th. August 2005
The first signs of construction are the installation of perimeter hoardings in place of the earlier advertising hoardings.
Doug Roberts​

27th. August 2005
With the removal of the trees, a new site entrance is created.
Martin S​

1st. September 2005
Site levelling and clearance in progress.
Scouserdave​

1st. October 2005
With the site cleared and levelled, a piling rig has commenced work.
Martin S​

9th. November 2005
Piling is now completed and the site is being excavated. The excavation in the rear is sprouting starter bars for what looks like a tower core.
Scouserdave​

20th. December 2005
Views of the foundation works at an advanced stage.
Scouserdave​

Scouserdave​

Scouserdave​

Scouserdave​

2nd. January 2006
New Year and West Tower is just peeking above the hoardings.
Martin S​

28th. January 2006
Night time view showing the crane base now in place.
Scouserdave​

16th. February 2006
Crane erected. Note work on St Pauls Square in the background.
Scouserdave​

26th.February 2006
Reinforcement for the front sloping columns.
Doug Roberts​

19th. March 2006
Work advanced on the Doka moving formwork with circular columns being cast in the foreground.
Doug Roberts​

29th. March 2006
View from Princes Dock of the near complete Doka and crane.
Red Scouser​

23rd. April 2006
The Doka has now started to rise and the first level columns are in place.
Doug Roberts​

13th. May 2006
Concrete pump erected in the foreground.
Doug Roberts​

20th. May 2006
Views from Princes Dock with three floors now completed.
Martin S​

2nd. June 2006
The Doka now above the office level and the lower storey heights of the residential tower can be seen.
Scouserdave​

30th June 2006
First residential storey near completion.
Doug Roberts​

15th July 2006
West Tower is starting to take its place in the northern cluster of towers.
Blabbernsmoke​

29th July 2006
Rear view showing the lift and service core.
Doug Roberts​

3rd August 2006
With the main tower at ten storeys, West Tower is already taller than the Beetham office building.
Doctor Robot​

21st August 2006
A view from the grassy knoll.
Juxtapol​

7th. September 2006
The first cladding being put in place - to the front of the office floors.
Juxtapol​

1st October 2006
The first cladding to the residential floors.
Juxtapol​

5th October 2006
View of the tower base with the first residential storey completely cladded.
Doug Roberts​

18th October 2006
Cladding now speeding up but a long way to go to reach the top of the tower.
Stephen Robinson​

26th October 2006
At 22 storeys, West Tower is passing the height of the Metro Tower.
Doug Roberts​

29th October 2006
A commercial photograph showing the view inside the Doka.
Super J (DOKA)​

2nd. November 2006
West Tower is now visible from all over Merseyside - as shown in this view from Hilbre Island.
Mersey Orange​

6th November 2006
The rear of the tower with crane and hoist.
Liverpolitan​

12th November 2006
Glazing to the sides of the office floors in progress.
Doug Roberts​

27th November 2006
At 27 floors, West Tower is nearing the height of its older neighbour.
Doug Roberts​

17th December 2006
A rear view of the tower.
Liverpolitan​

2nd January 2007
The main section of tower is now nearing full height.
DJ Billy​

22nd January 2007
Work on glazing the office floors is well advanced.
Doug Roberts​

14th February 2007
This view from Cheshire shows the impact the tower is now having even from distant viewpoints.
Mersey Orange​

9th March 2007
With the service core complete, the Doka is now being dismantled.
Doug Roberts​

20th March 2007
A view of the top of the tower showing the dismantling of the Doka and work proceeding on the stepped penthouse floors.
Martin S​

4th April 2007
Cladding is now well advanced.
Tom​

16th April 2007
It's now official - the tower is at full height.
Chansau​

22nd April 2007
The Doka is now gone and the main concrete structure is complete.
Woody​

1st June 2007
Cladding to the front elevation nearing completion.
Tom​

4th June 2007
The cladding to the 35th storey has a line of windows indicating the location of the restaurant floor that was added to the scheme at a late stage.
Doug Roberts​

1st July 2007
Cladding to the penthouse floors nearing completion.
Woody​

8th July 2007
Close up of the penthouse floor setbacks.
Twiz​

17th July 2007
Work in progress on the glass cladding to the service core.
Liverpolitan​

25th July 2007
The crane on its way down.
Doug Roberts​

25th August 2007
The top of the service core receives its glass cladding.
Woody​

16th September 2007
Cladding to the service core is now well advanced.
Juxtapol​

17th September 2007
View of the completed tower from Princes Dock.
Mersey Orange​

7th November 2007
With the completion of the glass cladding to the service core, the tower is now externally complete.
Adman​

7th February 2008
The Panorama restaurant now open on the 35th Floor:
Adman​

31st March 2008
Landscaping outside the tower with the site compound finally removed (after over six years):
Doug Roberts​

23rd August 2008
View through the sculpture installed outside Beetham's offices of the completed (though not fully let) tower:
Tom​
 

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CITY LOFTS
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12th. August 2004

The site of City Lofts had been cleared as part of the initial works for Princes Dock carried out in the 90s. First construction operations consisted of the excavation and removal of old foundations, followed by piling work. The first major sign of development was the appearance of these two tower cranes.
Scouserdave​

7th. October 2004
The lift and services cores for the two towers grew very quickly thanks to the use of slip-forming.
Mersey Orange​

25th. October 2004
Cores nearing full height. The slip-form process is a round the clock operation. Work has started on the main reinforced concrete frame.
Red Scouser​

19th. December 2004
Cores completed and forms removed.
Dello​

15th. January 2005
Construction of the reinforced concrete frame of the building in its early stages.
Scouseyuppie01​

15th. February 2005
One month later, the towers are up to eight storeys.
Martin S​

6th. March 2005
This view of the east (Dock Road) elevation shows the cuved profile of the North tower.
Doug Roberts​

21st. March 2005
The link block is now to full height and the taller North tower is up to 13 storeys.
Kung Fuzi​

28th. March 2005
Cladding panels are now being installed.
Gareth​

11th. April 2005
Close up of the cladding to the lower floors that will include some office and retail accommodation.
Doug Roberts​

13th. May 2005
The South block is now structurally complete, glazing has commenced.
Doug Roberts​

Close up of the North tower that is nearing full height.
Doug Roberts​

24th. May 2005
This image by Manchester photographer Aidan O'Rourke shows the impact the towers are making on the skyline.
Aidan O'Rourke​

12th. June 2005
The view from the recently completed multi-storey car park. The intervening land is the site of a future office development.
Juxtapol​

13th. July 2005
City Lofts towers with Alexandra Tower piling in the foreground.
Scouserdave​

11th. August 2005
Cladding panels have almost reached full height of both towers.
Scouserdave​

1st. September 2005
With both cranes now gone, cladding work is being carried out off platforms.
Scouserdave​


1st. October 2005
With cladding nearing completion, the full design is emerging.
Yapachoo​

9th. October 2005
The curved elevation overlooking the Dock Road with glazing nearing completion.
A D Williams​

11th. November 2005
Cladding in progress to the north tower.
Scouserdave​

13th. December 2005
Nearing the end of the year and cladding to both towers nearing completion.
Red Scouser​

14th January 2006
The impact of the completed towers on the growing skyline of the north part of the city centre.
Juxtapol​

22nd April 2006
Work is now well advanced on the glazed leisure unit at the foot of the tower.
Martin S​

17th January 2007
The completed towers now occupied.
Tom​
 

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PRINCES DOCK MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK
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2002
This photo from the early days of Beetham Tower construction shows the north side of Princes Dock before any construction had commenced. Just the listed old Dock Wall and the newly constructed access road.

Martin S

20th. June 2004
Work on the car park had been promised for some time but finally commenced when sufficient pre-lets had been obtained for the third Princes Dock office block opposite. The building is to incorporate a creche to allow parents to leave both car and toddler as they go to work.
First sign of construction activity was the excavation of the site, the arrival of piling rigs and the erection of these two tower cranes.

DJ Billy

12th. August 2004
The first precast concrete units in position.

Scouserdave

25th. October 2004
Construction has now reached five floors. The polythene sheeting on the wall units is to protect the ornamental metalwork to the exterior.

Red Scouser

22nd. November 2004
A view from the Thistle Hotel, the lift towers are now structurally complete.

Doug Roberts

19th. December 2004
Nine floors and the imitation stone cladding to the lift towers and columns is in progress.

Dello

15th. January 2005
The building is now at full height.

Scouseyuppie01

10th. February 2005
A view along Princes Dock showing work on the adjacent City Lofts apartment block.

Steve C

21st. March 2005
The car park is now externally complete and the cranes have gone. Plenty of controversy is to surround this building as it is a very prominent structure on the waterfront skyline.

Kung Fuzi

28th. March 2005
A view from the south end of the dock showing the finials to the top of the completed building. Some internal fitting out is still going on but it is in use as a car park and the adjacent site is now clear of cars and ready for work to commence on the Malmaison Hotel.

DJ Billy
 

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PIER HEAD CANAL LINK
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The Pier Head Canal Link forms part of a project by British Waterways to extend the Leeds-Liverpool canal from its present terminus in Stanley Dock into the South Docks complex via a new canal route built through the Central Docks and beneath the Pier Head. Allied to this work is the upgrading of the present 'remaindered' stretch of the canal route from Maghull through North Liverpool to allow it to form part of the national canal network.

Initially the scheme was presented to the public as four options, with a high and low level route along the Strand, a river level one in front of the Pier Head and the chosen option, which crosses the Pier Head in front of the Three Graces. The scheme was also subject to a fair amount of revision with the length of tunnelled section increased and the alignment changed from a curve to a straight line.

The scheme is being developed with other projects in the area including the new cruise liner terminal, the projected New World Square hotel and residential development, the new Ferry Terminal, the Museum of Liverpool and the Mann Island Development and also has to negotiate filled in docks, low level bridges and two changes of level.

13th May 2006
Work commencing on the canal link. This section, by the old floating roadway cut, was in advance of the main works as it integrated with the construction of the linkspan to the landing stage and the associated car marshalling area.

Doug Roberts

4th July 2006
The archaeologists busy in front of the Royal Liver Building.

Juxtapol

12th September 2006
The enlarged site ready for works to commence on the Pier Head section.

Doug Roberts

2nd. October 2006
The disused floating roadway cut showing the bank seat for the new link span in the foreground and a gap in the far wall where the canal will shortly come through.

Martin S

28th. October 2006
Another view over the floating roadway cut, this time looking north and showing the first completed section of canal tunnel - under St Nicholas Place.

Tom

8th. November 2006
This view shows the route to be taken by the canal across St Nicholas Place toward Princes Dock. The low rise buildings along the route are the temporary sales offices for the City Lofts development.

Liverpolitan

26th. November 2006
View westward along the floating roadway cut showing the now completed section of canal tunnel across the cut. The section in the foreground will shortly be infilled.

Woody

2nd. February 2007
A view looking north showing the substantially completed section of canal tunnel crossing the site of the floating roadway and the new car marshalling area.

Tom

14th. February 2006
Scaffolding around the statue of King Edward VII in front of the Cunard Building indicates that it will shortly be moved to allow work to proceed on the central section of the canal tunnel.

Tom

18th February 2006
King Edward lowered from his plinth awaiting transportation to the Conservation Centre for a much needed spring clean.

Martin S

4th. March 2007
The route of the future canal to the south end of Princes Dock. The City Lofts offices have now gone.

Woody

25th. March 2007
View from St Nicholas Place showing work in progress on the link to Princes Dock.

Juxtapol

18th. April 2007
At the south end of the Pier Head, the canal tunnel underway toward the site of the Museum of Liverpool.

Juxtapol

5th. May 2007
The trench for the section of canal tunnel in front of the Port of Liverpool Building; the soon to be demolished Shanghai Palace restaurant in the background.

Juxtapol

1st. June 2007
The same view almost a month later with the floor slab of the tunnel now completed.

Tom

30th. June 2007
Remains of an old river wall in the site of the north canal tunnel trench in front of the Liver Building.

Adman

15th. July 2007
An aerial view showing the extent of the canal excavations in the summer of 2007. The central pedestrian access is for the temporary landing stage, whilst a floating crane to the right of the stage is breaking up the remains of the sunken section of the previous stage.

Webbaviation

29th July 2007
Work now underway on the canal tunnel structure in the northern trench.

Doug Roberts

20th. August 2007
Another aerial view showing the canal tunnel crossing the northern end of the Museum of Liverpool site, where foundation work is now underway. To the top of the photo, clearance work for the Mann Island development is nearing completion.

Jefferson Air

3rd. September 2007
Work now well advanced on the northern Pier Head section of canal tunnel.

Tom

7th. October 2007
The central Pier Head section structurally complete and backfill in progress.

Juxtapol

20th. October 2007
The southern Pier Head open cut section with demolition work proceeding on the Shanghai Palace. The piling rig is working on the new ferry terminal.

Juxtapol

26th. October 2007
The canal basin by the Museum of Liverpool.

Kat2

10th. December 2007
The southern Pier Head open cut section with work in progress on the seating.

Doug Roberts

18th. December 2007
Work now underway on the link to Princes Dock.

Woody

7th. January 2008
A temporary cofferdam under construction for the link into Canning Dock.

Doug Roberts

1st. February 2008
Princes Dock drained (once again) for construction work on the northern canal lock. Piles have been driven for the walls of the lock.

Juxtapol

11th. February 2008
Construction work now in progress on the West Waterloo Dock section of the route. This dock had been partially filled in.

Adman

24th. February 2008
Breaking through the dock wall at the south end of Princes Dock.

cenric

2nd. April 2008
Construction work on the tunnel route from St Nicholas Place to Princes Dock.

Kat2

13th. April 2008
New Norwegian maple trees line Canada Boulevard. The earlier Canadian maples had proved insufficiently hardy for such an exposed location.

Juxtapol

5th. May 2008
The lock walls nearing completion in Princes Dock.

Woody

25th. May 2008
Paving and planting well advanced alongside Canada Boulevard with the new ferry terminal under construction in the background.

Woody

5th. June 2008
Work above the completed central section of tunnel with the plinth for the equestrian statue of King Edward VII now re-constructed.

Doug Roberts

20th. June 2008
Stone blocks lining the canal cut with railings installed above.

Chris B

June 2008
King Edward makes his royal progress along Sir Thomas Street on his way back to the Pier Head. (Compare to 18th. February 2006).

Portabello Red

25th. June 2008
King Edward re-united with his plinth faces the new ferry terminal still under wraps.

Evertonian

Breaking through the wall separating Princes Dock from Princes Half Tide Dock. The road that runs above this wall has been diverted to a temporary causeway across the dock.

Doug Roberts

1st. July 2008
This view, taken from a camera on top of a pole, shows the canal trench cut across Trafalgar Dock toward the Salisbury Dock. The octagonal Salisbury Dock clocktower, which will be a feature of the route is in the distance.

Icarus

5th July 2008
The 'whale skeleton' bridge across Princes Dock removed to allow it to be lifted and modified to accommodate the canal route. Temporary strengthening steelwork has been welded on.

Martin S

20th. July 2008
The structure of the Princes Dock lock now completed.

Woody

28th. July 2008
The completed section of canal tunnel between St Nicholas Place and Princes Dock.

Juxtapol

1st. August 2008
The state of the Pier Head in summer 2008. The canal route across Pier Head is now nearly complete but work is continuing at each end.

Support the Dokas

10th. September 2008
The whale skeleton bridge across Princes Dock now re-installed at a higher level. Some of the lower ribs have been removed so as to give clearance for canal traffic.

Joe the Red

21st. September 2008
A view of the Mann Island basin with work now in progress on the residential blocks.

icarus

Further north, work is in progress on the canal link between the Waterloo and Trafalgar Docks.

Martin S

12th October 2008
Grassing and paving nearing completion to the reinstated Pier Head and Canada Boulevard.

Joe the Red

15th October 2008
The southern Pier Head basin nearing completion but not yet filled with water.

Flickr

28th October 2008
The southern basin now filled and opened to the public.

kennyrouge

31st October 2008
A view of the completed southern basin by night.

kennyrouge

5th January 2009
Lock gates now installed on the Princes Dock lock.

Doug Roberts

The almost complete bridge across the Princes Dock / Half Tide Dock link with the temporary road causeway removed.

Doug Roberts

6th January 2009
The northern Pier Head basin now open to the public.

cambrian

24th January 2009
New canal boat moorings in Salthouse Dock.

Joe the Red

14th March 2009
Mann Island basin now filled with water.

Woody

25th March 2009
Canal boats in the southern Pier Head basin.

buggedboy

27th. March 2009
The official opening of the canal link.

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THE MALMAISON HOTEL
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The Malmaison Hotel is the second hotel to be built on Princes Dock and sits next to the Crowne Plaza, built in 1996. Plans for the hotel were first announced in 2002, at which time it was planned as a seven storey building. In 2004, the plans were revised to include an additional four storeys of apartments and planning permission was obtained.

23rd. June 2005
Work starts with site clearance. The site had been a car park until the adjacent multi-storey was completed in the spring. However, clearance of substantial foundations of the former dockside buildings is an essential task before construction can begin.

Unity residential tower can be seen under construction in the rear.

Doug Roberts​

13th. July 2005
A view from the top of the Multi-Storey Car Park showing site accommodation in place and piling in progress.
Scouserdave​

17th. July 2005
Another shot of the piling rig.
Doug Roberts​

17th. August 2005
With piling completed, a crane base is now in place.
Doug Roberts​

27th.August 2005
Followed shortly by the crane itself.
Doug Roberts​

1st September 2005
Another car park view with pilecaps under construction.
Scouserdave​

1st October 2005
View from across the dock with reinforced concrete columns emerging.
Martin S​

16th October 2005
First storey columns.
Doug Roberts​

10th. November2005
High level view of work on second storey
Scouserdave​

25th. November 2005
View from across the dock.
Bunnyman​

13th. December 2005
The same view almost three weeks later.
Red scouser​

7th February 2006
The lower reinforced concrete structure nearing completion.
Doug Roberts​

19th March 2006
Precast concrete panels being erected.
Doug Roberts​

22nd April 2006
The second lift of panels. These denote the hotel bedroom areas.
Martin S​

26th May 2006
Four floors of precast concrete panels nearing completion.
Steve C​

26 June 2006
Aerial view showing work proceeding to the sixth level of precast panels and external insulation in place.
Doug Roberts​

30th June 2006
Glazing has commenced, as well as insulation and screen rails for the rainscreen cladding.
Doug Roberts​

7th August 2007
Work now in progress on the rainscreen cladding.
Doug Roberts​

3rd September 2006
The hotel is now making an impact on the waterfront.
Mersey Orange​

30 September 2006
Work in progress on the steelwork for the upper apartment floors.
Doug Roberts​

28th October 2006
Steelwork nearing completion.
Tom​

19th November 2006
The new Malmaison alongside the recently completed Multi-Storey Car Park.
Martin S​

26th November 2006
The Malmaison sign being installed.
Juxtapol​

29th January 2007
Work nearing completion on the cladding to the upper floors.
Tom​

12th February 2007
The completed hotel entrance.
Tom​

07th August 2007
The building is now externally complete with the hotel opened.
Tom​

5th October 2007
A night view showing the impact on the Princes Dock waterfront.
kennyrouge​
 

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CITY SQUARE
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City Square occupies the north side of a block bounded by Moorfields, Tithebarn Street and Vernon Street. It is adjacent to Moorfields underground station and part of it is built over the escalator down to the platforms. It is a prime site for an office development. Even so, City Square took a long time to get off the ground. It was announced in 2000 but work did not get underway until 2004.

5th. June 2004
Work has been underway for several weeks when this photo is taken. The site had previously been a car park so no demolition has taken place. Foundations have been constructed, two tower cranes erected and a start made on structural steelwork.

Martin S

25th. July 2004
The corner of Vernon Street and Tithebarn Street with work underway on the lift and stair tower.

DJ Billy

27th. July 2004
This view from Moorfields Station shows the escalator shaft on the right. The south west corner of the building has yet to be started as a large steel transfer structure has to be constructed over this shaft.

Mersey Orange

25th. October 2004
With steelwork complete to the Tithebarn Street elevation, glazing of the stair tower is underway.

Red Scouser

Glazing is also underway to the top setback storey.

Red Scouser

30th. October 2004
Steelwork at the rear (adjacent to Moorfields Station) nears full height.

Martin S

27th. December 2004
One crane remains in this view from Mercury Court with cladding now well underway.

Scouseyuppie01

3rd. February 2005
A dramatic night time view from the official webcam.

Red Scouser

15th. February 2005
View from Tithebarn Street. The terra cotta cladding to the front elevation is almost complete but a crane is still finishing off the Moorfields Station elevation.

Martin S

23rd. March 2005
With the crane finally gone, the completed form of the building emerges.

Red Scouser

30th.March 2005
A view of the Tithebarn Street elevation with construction hoists still in place.

DJ Billy

2nd. May 2005
Tithebarn street elevation almost complete but work still ongoing to Vernon Street. The large amount of roadworks is partly due to work replacing gas and water mains - part of the city 'Big Dig'.

Blabbernsmoke

17th. July 2005
The completed stair tower at the junction of Dale Street and Moorfields.

Scouseyuppie01

27th. August 2005
View from the north end of Dale Street as the building nears external completion.

Martin S

27th. November 2005
View from Moorfields of the completed elevation. Note the change in cladding detail adjacent to the station.

Blabbernsmoke

13th. December 2005
At this stage, internal fit out is still going on but the main Dale Street entrance is complete.

Red scouser
 

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THE MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL
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The Museum of Liverpool project arose from a need to expand the existing Museum of Liverpool Life to include more exhibition space and an area to display exhibits from the Museum's large object collection. This particular scheme was developed in response to the failure of the Fourth Grace project which would have included museum space.

The Danish architect 3XN was chosen following a private competition and the scheme was given planning approval on 20th December 2005. Financing of the £67 million project was eased with a NWDA grant of £32 million agreed on 20th April 2006 followed by a grant of £5 million from European Objective One on 6th. July 2007. Galliford Try were awarded the construction contract on 27th April 2007 with the first turf cut on 30th April 2007. However, archaeological investigation had been in progress prior to that.

16th January 2007
The surface of the Museum of Liverpool life car park being ripped up in readiness for the archaeological dig. The old museum buildings can be seen in the background.
Tom​

4th February 2007
The dig uncovers the old lock entrance to Manchester Dock. This dock was filled in during the 1930s with spoil from the Mersey Tunnel excavation. Part of the dock walls of Manchester Dock are to be incorporated into the basement of the new museum.
Martin S​

5th February 2007
This view shows the proximity of the site to the Port of Liverpool Building.
Red Scouser​

6th April 2007
Archaeologists uncovering foundations of the old dockside buildings.
Doug Roberts​

1st June 2007
The new site access road. Note the northern buildings of the Museum of Liverpool Life have now been demolished.
Tom​

7th June 2007
An aerial view showing the relationship of the site to the Three Graces and the old museum buildings. Note also the new canal route, which cuts across the site of the Museum of Liverpool.
1878EFC​

15th June 2007
Construction work commenced following the completion of the dig.
Doug Roberts​

30th. July 2007
The same view six weeks later showing sub-structure walls in place.
Tom​

22nd August 2007
A tower crane erected on site. The hoardings on the left are for the Pier Head canal link.
Doug Roberts​

30th. September 2007
The lift and service cores starting to appear above ground level.
Woody​

6th October 2007
The site as seen from the river. The old Museum of Liverpool Life buildings are on the extreme right.
Martin S​

22nd October 2007
Foundation and service core work now well advanced. The construction work in the foreground is for the Pier Head canal route.
Tom​

28th October 2007
The site as seen from Canning Half Tide Dock with the cores gaining height.
Juxtapol​

3rd November 2007
Close ups of the unusually shaped service cores.
cenric​

19th November 2007
This is a mock-up of the Travertine stone facing proposed for the Museum of Liverpool. In a shock announcement, 3XN architects were dismissed. Part of the reason appears to have been a disagreement with the National Museums, Liverpool over the material to be used for the stone facing - the NML preferring Jura Limestone.
Squibble.com​

24th November 2007
The completed cores with formwork removed and a start made on steel erection.
Martin S​

10th December 2007
View showing steelwork erection in progress. The construction work in the foreground is for the new Hilton Hotel, part of the Liverpool One project.
Tom​

17th December 2007
View from Albert Dock showing the impact of the new Museum, still in early stages of construction.
Tom​

6th February 2008
The steel frame making an impact on the waterfront. Downings restoration of the Port of Liverpool building in the background.
Mersey Orange​

13th March 2008
The concrete service cores at the north end of the structure.
kat2​

2nd April 2008
The sloping roof can now be easily seen.
kat2​

5th May 2008
The view from Albert Dock with the steel frame nearing completion.
cenric​

21st May 2008
The north end cantilever frame showing the temporary construction supports.
TOM​

25th May 2008
Work starts on the rainscreen cladding with the fixing of insulation.
woody​

7th June 2008
The east elevation with insulation well advanced:
yoshef​

6th July 2008
An aerial view showing the full extent of the building footprint.
webbaviation​

30th July 2008
One of the first interior views showing the curved concrete profile of the gallery.
kat2​

3rd August 2008
Insulation fixing now almost complete.
TOM​

5th August 2008
The fitting of the first trial section of the Jura Limestone cladding.
TOM​

14th September 2008
Cladding advancing on the east elevation.
TOM​

5th November 2008
The internal concrete staircase - one of the features of the new museum.
Support the Dokas​

12th November 2008
Cladding progressing on the west (River Mersey) elevation of the building.
TOM​

9th December 2008
The north window with glazing bars and cladding rails fitted. Glazing already in place for the lower storey.
Joe the red​

18th December 2008
Glazing commenced to the great north window.
woody​

25th December 2008
The same window with glazing almost completed.
woody​

5th January 2009
A night-time view with cladding nearing completion.
yoshef​

26th January 2009
The east elevation with cladding completed but roofing still in progress.
TOM​

27th January 2009
A rooftop view with roofing well advanced. Note the centre light well.
yoshef​

30th January 2009
First cladding panels to the north window surround.
Doug Roberts​

20th February 2009
One of the first barges through the canal link with the almost complete north window as a backdrop.
yoshef​

2nd April 2009
With the building almost externally complete, it is impacting on views from Wirral.
cambrian​

6th April 2009
The three latest additions to the Pier Head - the Museum of Liverpool, Canal Link and Ferry Terminal.
TOM​

30th April 2009
The fitting of corner pieces completes the cladding at the north end.
eyesparky​
 

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Arena and Convention Centre Construction Gallery


The Kings Waterfront development occupies the site of the old Kings Dock, which was closed along with the other South Docks in 1972.

The site is just south of the restored Albert Dock warehouses and, with Dukes Dock to the north, Wapping Dock to the east, Queens Dock to the south and the River Mersey to the west, it is completely surrounded by water.

Several developments have been proposed for this site, of which one of the best known was the Everton Stadium, promoted by Everton Football Club and Houston Securities and chosen by the public following an exhibition of five developments. The stadium, would not only serve as a football ground but, by means of a sliding pitch, retractable roof and mobile walls would transform into a concert arena or conference hall.

The Everton scheme failed when the football club failed to come up with the money and left Liverpool with the prospect of a derelict site for its Capital of Culture year in 2008.

The latest development was the creation of Liverpool Vision and consisted of a 9,500 seat arena, conference hall and exhibition space in a large riverside building designed by Wilkinson Eyre and topped with a 'gulls wing' shaped roof. The remainder of the site would be developed for hotels, car parks and a large number of apartments, including two 23 storey towers. The development was to be phased over several years with the 'civic facilities' constructed first.

30th. October 2004
A relic of a former attempt at regeneration. These green and blue arches proliferated over the site and, in this case, enclosed planters. The arches probably date from the International Garden Festival in 1984 which was held about a mile from the Kings Dock site.

Martin S

12th. February 2005
A view of the site prior to construction work starting, showing some of the important elements, the Mersey waterfront to the left hand side, the Albert Dock in the distance and, to the right of the Albert Dock, the Royal Quay apartments built about five years previously and representing the first major development on the Kings Dock site. Part of the car park was used for the annual Summer Pops event, the last of which was held at Kings Dock in the summer of 2004.
The sculpture in the foreground belongs to the Custom and Excise headquarters that form the southern boundary of the site.

Martin S

11th. August 2005
The start of infrastructure works on the site. These formed a separate contract and involved the installation of services such as drains and sewers and the laying out of roads to access the various developments.

Scouserdave


Scouserdave


Scouserdave

29th.August 2005
A temporary road alongside Wapping Dock constructed to allow road access through the site to the car parks at Dukes and Albert Docks.

Martin S

6th. November 2005
The commencement of the main arena and convention centre contract meant the start of piling works.

Doug Roberts


Doug Roberts

14th. November 2005
This riverside panorama shows the scheme in its early stages with piling on the site of the arena and convention centre and a very large contractor's establishment at the south end.

Mersey Orange

13th. December 2005
Piling well underway in mid-December.

Red scouser

Renderings of the development on the extensive construction hoardings.

Red scouser

2nd January 2006
View of the ACC site from the VAT headquarters, showing the extensive heap of fill material that was to dominate the site for several months.

Martin S

28th February 2006
Extensive foundation works underway. In the background the tower cranes erected to build the MSCP can be seen.

Red scouser

29th March 2006
Concrete structure emerging out of the ground.

Red scouser

20th April 2006
First steelwork to be erected for seating at the north end of the Arena.

Doug Roberts

2nd May 2006
The curved shape of the north end arena seating can now be seen.

Juxtapol

13th. May 2006
View from the tower of the Anglican Cathedral showing steelwork now commenced at the south end of the Arena.

Juxtapol

20th May 2006
Some roof support steelwork now being erected.

Martin S

25th May 2006
The steel truss being erected here forms the largest single lift on the site.

Doug Roberts

28th May 2006
Installation of the roof truss is now almost complete but cranes are still providing support.

Martin S

30th June 2006
With the main truss installed, extensive progress is soon made on the roof structure.

Juxtapol

6th July 2006
View showing the precast concrete seating tiers now installed.

Doug Roberts

16th July 2007
The ACC now emerging as a landmark on the waterfront.

Mersey Orange

17th August 2006
Arena steelwork now substantially completed.

Juxtapol

3rd September 2006
Less than two months on from the earlier waterfront view, the shape of the ACC can now be clearly seen.

Mersey Orange

9th October 2006
This view from the cathedral tower shows the roofing of the ACC substantially erected.

Juxtapol

23rd October 2006
The space between the Arena steelwork (left) and the Convention Centre (right), is where the Galleria will be constructed.

Tom

8th November 2006
This general view shows some glazing bars now installed.

Red scouser

26th November 2006
First floor steelwork for the Galleria now being erected.

Woody

27th November 2006
This night view shows work in progress on the interior of the Arena.

Kev

16th December 2006
The first glazing being installed to the north end of the Arena.

cenric

24th January 2007
Glazing to the south end of the Convention Centre.

Mersey Orange

14th February 2007
Cladding rails being installed to the Convention Centre roof.

Tom

18th February 2006
A view from the river showing progress on cladding and glazing.

Martin S

13th. March 2007
Glazing to the north end of the Arena almost completed.

Tom

9th April 2007
Another cathedral tower progress shot.

Juxtapol

4th May 2007
View of the emerging ACC from the Albert Dock promenade.

Martin S

8th June 2007
This view of the Arena north end shows clear and green glass glazing and roof cladding panels almost complete.

Juxtapol

28th June 2007
River view of the Arena.

Adman

1st July 2007
Fitting cladding panels.

Woody

31st July 2007
Work progressing on the arched Galleria roof.

Tom

12th August 2007
Work progressing on the piazza between the Arena and the hotels.

cenric

21st August 2007
Cathedral view showing the ACC almost externally complete and work well advanced on the structure of the hotels.

Red scouser

Just one cladding panel to be installed in this view of the north end of the Arena.

Red scouser

25th August 2007
This view shows the effect of the glazing and cladding on the appearance of the ACC.

Woody

8th September 2007
Installation of the 'eyelid' over the west entrance of the Galleria.

Martin S

27th September 2007
Glazing to the east end Galleria entrance.

the city of gold

06th October 2007
With the exception of the Galleria, the riverside elevation of the ACC is now complete.

Martin S

22nd October 2007
Protective sheeting over the east Galleria entrance glazing.

Tom

24th October 2007
Work is now underway on paving the piazza.

Tom

22nd November 2007
Internal view of the Arena.

Kings Waterfront

29th November 2007
The riverside terraces under construction.

Juxtapol

4th December 2007
The glazed area beneath the Arena seating.

Paul D

9th. December 2007
View of the piazza showing the newly completed restaurant building.

Doug Roberts

17th December 2007
The glazed east Galleria entrance with protective sheeting removed.

Tom

5th January 2008
Pictures from the Capital of Culture opening event.

Babaloo


Babaloo

12th January 2008
The piazza by daylight.

Martin S

26th January 2008
The first of the wind turbines is now erected. The six to be installed are to supply 10% of the ACC power supply.

Martin S

3rd February 2008
Exterior shot of the ACC at night.

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CRUISE LINER TERMINAL
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Liverpool City Council​

The City of Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal consists of a 250m extension of the existing landing stage enabling cruise liners up to 350m long to tie up alongside the Liverpool waterfront. It effectively replaces the Victorian timber landing stage that was removed in the 1970s to be replaced by a much shorter concrete structure suitable only for the Mersey and IoM ferries.

22nd April 2006
The southern section of the 1970s landing stage sank in early 2006 following grounding at low tide. Although this did not affect the decision to build the landing stage extension, the need to accommodate a temporary stage at the north end did complicate the works:
Martin S​

16th November 2006
The four 64m long reinforced concrete pontoons are here shown under construction in Canada Graving Dock. This dock, previously disused, was brought back into service and pumped free of water by Balfour Beatty, the main Contractor for the project:
Construction News​

14th December 2006
A jack-up rig boring a socket for one of the ten monopiles. These were drilled three metres through the weathered sandstone forming the river bed and up to eleven metres into competent bedrock:
Doug Roberts​

24th January 2007
A jack up rig working on the dismantling of the old timber staging that once supported the waiting area for Riverside Station:
Mersey Orange​

24th March 2007
Lowering one of the pile casings into its pre-drilled socket:
Doug Roberts​

1st April 2007
A Dutch demolition rig working on the breaking up and disposal of the south section of the 1970s landing stage which sank in early 2006. This work was necessary to allow the temporary stage installed at the north end to be relocated to make room for the new extension:
Juxtapol​

2nd April 2007
Several of the monopiles now in place:
Tom​

23rd April 2007
One of the north end mooring dolphins now in place. These allow ships up to 100m longer than the stage to be tied up:
Mersey Orange​

30th April 2007
Fitting the conical caps to the monopiles:
Juxtapol​

4th June 2007
The row of monopiles completed:
Doug Roberts​

16th June 2007
The southern pontoon section berthed in Canada Dock for fit-out:
Doug Roberts​

29th July 2007
Work underway on the 80m truss girder linkspan to be installed in the former Floating Roadway cut:
Woody​

7th August 2007
The Isle of Man ferry marshalling area under construction in St Nicholas's place with the control booth and work on the linkspan progressing behind:
Doug Roberts​

9th August 2007
Two of the pontoons in dry dock in Cammell Laird for inspection prior to installation:
Juxtapol​

17th August 2007
The first section being towed across the Mersey:
Mr Nad​

18th August 2007
The first (southern) section in place:
Doug Roberts​

24th August 2007
The fourth and final section completes the stage:
cenric​

25th August 2007
River view of the completed stage:
Doug Roberts​

26th August 2007
The northern end of the completed stage:
Juxtapol​

1st September 2007
The linkspan nearing completion:
Martin S​

5th September 2007
The connection between two pontoons under construction:
Doug Roberts​




9th September 2007
The first visitor to the new stage, Seven Seas Voyager:
cenric​

19th September 2007
The completed linkspan being slid into place. It is supported off bouyancy tanks at its seaward end, so reducing loading on the earlier section of landing stage that it is connected to:
Doug Roberts​

23rd September 2007
The visit of the Queen Elizabeth 2 marks the formal completion of the stage:
Martin S​

26th September 2007
Two views of the passenger reception area at the south end of the stage:
Adman​

Adman​

20th October 2007
Two sections of the stage were removed following the QE2 visit for inspection at Cammell Laird for insurance purposes. This work was not done earlier due to time constraints. The ability to remove sections means that dredging beneath the stage can be carried out from time to time, so preventing the grounding that caused the sinking of the earlier stage:
Woody​

6th June 2008
Visit of the Ark Royal, the Navy's largest aircraft carrier:
Doug Roberts​

20th October 2009
Highlight of the 2009 season was the visit of the Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger liner in the world:
Martin S​
 

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CENTRAL VILLAGE
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Merepark​

Central Village is a development of the old Central High Level Station site, the former Lewiss store and some properties in Bold Street as a £160m retail, commercial, hotel and residential development with a new access into Central underground station.

Central High Level Station in the 1950s.
The former Liverpool terminus of the Cheshire Lines Railway was closed in 1972.

British Railways​

August 2005
An early part of the Merepark development, the redevelopment of Nos 9-19 Bold Street.

Martin S​

27th March 2010
Temporary accommodation for Network Rail staff displaced from the south end of the cutting. The former railway compound is to be demolished to allow work to commence on the multi-storey car park.

Martin S​

10th September 2010
Work in progress on the foundations for the multi-storey car park with a crane in place. The foundations had to be located to avoid both the existing tunnels into Central Low Level Station and the route of the proposed Edge Hill Spur branch tunnels.

Joe the Red​

11th February 2011
The services core for the multi-storey car park poking above the hoardings in Newington.

Joe the Red​
 

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THE MET QUARTER
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The Met Quarter is a scheme by Milligan developments to provide three storeys of top quality shopping on a site formally occupied by the city's Head Post Office. The site is bounded by Whitechapel, Stanley Street, Victoria Street and Sir Thomas Street. It consists of reuse of the shell of the old Post Office building and a completely new frontage onto Whitechapel.

This development has probably the longest and most complicated history of any in Liverpool.

Pre-World War II
The Liverpool Head Post Office as it originally looked.
Mersey Orange​

March 1941
And as it looked following bombing in March 1941. Worse was to follow. Incendiary bombs during the May Blitz of 1941 completely gutted the building and only the lower two storeys survived. The building was reopened as the Head Post Office and continued until this activity moved to Copperas Hill in the late 60s. In the 70s, a single storey post office of red brick with mirror glass was built on the Whitechapel frontage.
Mersey Orange​

Early 2004
The former head post office was acquired by the Walton Group in the 80s. Several development proposals were made for the building but, apart from gutting of the interior and external stone cleaning, nothing was to happen until the end of the century. Then, Walton announced that they now had sufficient prospective tenants interested to start construction. They bought and demolished the single storey post office and erected this steel frame as the front entrance of their exciting new Met Quarter development. The frame was completed in 2000 but all construction activity halted and despite frequent promises from Walton's Bill Davis, nothing more happened for another four years. The rusting frame in the central shopping area was a major embarassment for the city. (Photo from Phil Weiland's Unofficial Merseytram website).
Phil Weiland​

8th. August 2004
This aerial shot shows the extent of the site with the new Walton extension in the bottom left corner of the area.
Red Scouser​

25th. August 2004
In May 2004, it was announced that Milligan had obtained a 125 year lease on the site from Walton and revealed plans for a new shopping development. This was to be completed by winter 2005. First sign of construction activity was the erection of temporary shores to the old post office building. This was followed by the demolition of the Walton steelwork.
Gareth​

5th. October 2004
With the steelwork removed, work start on breaking out the Walton floor slab.
Steve 1984​

25th. October 2004
Shores in place to the Victoria Street elevation of the old Post Office building.
Red Scouser​

28th. December 2004
Excavation of the Walton site is accompanied by stripping out of the interior steelwork to the old Post Office. Only the external stone shell remains.
Scouseyuppie01​

15th. February 2005
The steel frame of the new Met Quarter started off in the shell of the old building and moved outward toward Whitechapel.
Martin S​

30th. March 2005
With steelwork almost complete, the curved elevation to Whitechapel can be seen.
DJ Billy​

This view shows the interior arcade of the shopping centre.
DJ Billy​

24 September 2005
Six months on and work is now well underway on the cladding.
Doug Roberts​
The use of these stone panels is an attractive feature of the development.
Doug Roberts​

30th. September 2005
View of the Whitechapel elevation showing the entrance to the new mall.
Gareth​

1st. October 2005
View from the Paradise Street end showing the cladding nearing completion.
Martin S​

21st. October 2005
Glazing well underway.
Gareth​

The mall interior.
Gareth​

21st. November 2005
The restored Stanley Street elevation of the Head Post Office.
Blabbernsmoke​

13th. December 2005
Looking into the interior and the mall roof feature.
Red scouser​

17th. December 2005
View from St Johns Beacon of the completed building.
Liverpolitan​

2nd. January 2006
External glazing completed.
Martin S​

4th. March 2006
Finishing off the main entrance.
Gareth​

9th. March 2006
The Met Quarter was opened at the beginning of March. Here is the Post Office war memorial within the new centre.
buggedboy​

10th March 2006
An internal view of the mall.
Gareth​

2nd. April 2006
The restored old post office building.
Doug Roberts​
 

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This scheme, forms the first phase of a large office and residential development from Old Hall Street to Pall Mall and including the site of the old Exchange Station that was converted to a car park following the station's closure in 1977.

30th. December 2004
Two views prior to demolition show Bixteth Street with the recently reclad Bruntwood Tower (formerly Littlewoods John Moores Centre) in the background. These car parks occupy the site of the old Liverpool Stadium.
Doug Roberts​

Doug Roberts​

18th. March 2005
The row of shops fronting onto Old Hall Street, that included the Spiral Staircase pub. All are now closed pending demolition.
Super J​

11th. April 2005
Demolition commences with individual buildings to the rear of the shopping parade. The demolition Contractor is Shepherd, a York based firm.
Doug Roberts​

8th. May 2005
This view shows the demolition of the Littlewoods computer centre to the rear of the shops. The Metro Tower is in the rear.
Juxtapol​

2nd. June 2005
Work has now started on the shopping parade.
Doug Roberts​

17th. June 2005
With the shops levelled, the full magnificence of the Bruntwood tower can be appreciated.
Scouseyuppie01​

16th. October 2005
Foundation piling in progress.
Doug Roberts​

Doug Roberts​

Doug Roberts​

10th.November 2005
Excavation and pilecap construction.
Scouserdave​

Scouserdave​

12th. December 2005
Foundation work continuing.
Red Scouser​
 
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