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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul

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    Wirral actually getting that?
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    Hopefully Max,it's a 30 year project but the Wirral council are keen to see

    it built so that's one hurdle out of the way.

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    Talking Wirral Waters has just got even bigger everyone.

    THE former Cammell Laird shipyard has been bought in a £100m deal by property developer Peel Holdings.

    Owner Reddington Finance is understood to have sold the Wirral waterfront site in a deal that will see it change hands early next month.

    It clears the way for Peel to include the former shipyard in its existing £4.5bn Wirral Waters plan to develop Birkenhead's docklands into a "mini-Dubai" over the next 30 years.

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    First phase plans for its ambitious Wirral Waters scheme are expected to go before council officials later this month.

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    Wraps off the new-look Wirral

    AMBITIOUS £4bn plans to create a Manhattan-style skyline for Birkenhead will be revealed to the public this week.

    Developer Peel Holdings, owners of Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the Port of Liverpool, unveiled a 30-year masterplan to regenerate Wallasey and Birkenhead docklands to councillors last August.

    The company will now present its proposals, which it describes as the largest regeneration project in the UK, to the public at a meeting in Birkenhead tomorrow.

    The scheme, to be called Wirral Waters, would see skyscrapers built along the waterfront for business, leisure and residential use.

    Cllr Pat Hackett, cabinet member for regeneration, said it was vital the project improved the quality of life for people living close to the docklands.


    The meeting is at the Lauries Centre, Birkenhead, at 7.30pm.

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    The new Woodside goes on display

    AMBITIOUS plans to completely revamp Birkenhead’s waterfront will go on public display next week.

    Woodside in Birkenhead provides some of the best views across to one of the world’s most recognisable sights – the Liverpool waterfront.

    Now Peel Holdings are backing the council who say it has massive redevelopment potential.

    Wirral’s Cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Pat Hackett, said the involvement of a major developer such as Peel gave the masterplan extra credibility.

    Cllr Hackett said the plans represented an opportunity for the site – directly opposite Liverpool’s World Heritage waterfront – to undergo a long-awaited renaissance.

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    It's about time Wirral had somerthing worth looking at from the Liverpool side of the Mersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post





    I think it's absolutely stunning!!
    Well I don't know that it's good that Birkenhead will be made to look like Manhattan or Chicago or Miami.
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    Looks very similar to London's Canary Wharf



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    Yeh! I guess! I suppose I react though to the prospect of a skyscrapered Birkenhead the same way I do to seeing McDonald's and KFC in England. . .

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    THE first set of tower blocks rising from Wirral’s docklands as part of the ambitious £4bn plans by developer Peel Holdings are likely to be approved by Wirral Council next week. more
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    I think the reason why it's only 16 stories is because of the location of the tower next to the East Float Mill warehouse,still I hope it looks good because it's in a fantastic location.I hope it blends in and respects the old warehouse,hopefully WW will progressively get bigger.

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    anyone would think the Wallasey Pool is in Birkenhead going from his thread aye

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    The whole of the Wirral is Birkenhead to me.

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    Seacombe is in Walla land.. I'll 'av yer know..

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    This is the first building in Wirral waters.

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    WORK has begun on the biggest single regeneration project in Wirral after six years of plans, revisions, a public inquiry and divisions in the seaside town of New Brighton. Read
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    Interesting things about Wirral see link below
    Wirral Grows As Film Location (JUne 2006)
    Increasingnumbers of film makers are using Wirral as a location for filming. Tourism chiefs at Wirral Council say that interest in filming has doubled within the last year, generating an estimated £198,000 of investment from productions for the local economy. Actors and crews from BBC period dramas

    More herehttp://www.wirraldirect.co.uk/archive.asp

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    Smile Large Asda to being considered for

    http://www.wirral.gov.uk/planning/we...20075951-e.gif
    Birkenhead, wirral is to see the return of a large asda superstore,
    plans submitted and are up for review September 13th
    More here http://www.wirral.gov.uk/planning/Re...anted=Register
    Location of the store will require demolition of several existing shops, which back onto several roads in the area, but generally, to get an idea, it will be locaited next to the current woolworth store, and bon mach, then the store will travel back across the exisiting car park towards exmouth street and near to the fire station, this is going to be a large structure if approved, and will also accomodate a car park.
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    £1.4million revamp for Birkenhead Bus Station
    More here http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/newsa...d=1268&catid=1
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    £234m deal for Birkenhead shipyard
    Dec 10 2007 by Neil Hodgson, Liverpool Echo

    BIRKENHEAD-based North West Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders has clinched a £234m Ministry of Defence deal that will “underpin” the future of the yard and its staff.

    The yard will maintain and repair 11 vessels for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), which supports Royal Navy operations throughout the world.

    Such contracts are awarded on a five yearly rolling basis with regular performance reviews and involve servicing the vessels until the end of their operational life.

    The company, which operates on the site of the former Cammell Laird shipyard and employs about 300 staff, has worked for more than two years on clinching the deal.

    Managing director John Syvret said: “This was a very important day in the company’s history. These contracts underpin the company’s future.”

    Over the past two years the shipyard has completed £17.57m-worth of work on four RFA vessels and Mr Syvret added: “The company consistently delivers a good quality product on time and to budget, this is what the ship owners and operators want and need and leads to repeat business for the company.”

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    This coupled with the news that Cammel Laird has a new future ahead of it and that there is hope for Rolls Royce is excellent for the city and region.

    The container development at the Port of Liverpool is as big a development in terms of wealth for the local economy as Grosvenor.

    Liverpool city centre is rightly becoming a major tourist and retail destination but in my view manufacturing and heavy industry are still integral to this city's future as they were to its past. I believe the daily, and weekly drip drip of closures of heavy industry in Merseyside that you would hear in the past, during the decline years is now over. Whilst there will be losses at the fringes Merseyside's manufacturing and industrial future is bright.

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    Plans are set to begin with the redevelopment of the iconic Central Hydraulic Tower, at the Four Bridges, in Seacombe, into a restaurant and hotel complex.

    This has been described in the supporting documents for the planning application as an “Early Win” and would be aiming to spark further regeneration of the area.

    This first Wirral Waters planning application made by Peel as part of the scheme was warmly welcomed by the council’s cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Pat Hackett, who said the application was “the first part of an exciting step in the massive redevelopment of the waterside dock area”.

    Cllr Hackett said: “They have been talking about a £4.5bn investment over the next 30 years.

    “Peel tell us they can see the fantastic potential of this location and this is the first step, with, I expect, many more schemes to come before us.”

    The planning application is for “part demolition, refurbishment and extension of the former Hydraulic Tower into a restaurant with ancillary display space and managers accommodation” along with a “four-storey hotel building, parking, public realm improvement and landscaping”.

    The company plans to build a 105 square metre glazed extension to the Tower to provide waterside dining and add an outside terrace.

    The Tower was built in 1868 by the then Dock Engineer Jesse Hartley, and bears a striking resemblance to Siena’s Gothic town hall Torre del Mangia.

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    Good news for the Tower,at least it now won't be left to rot and fall down! I hope they let people go up to the top!

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    WIRRAL?S biggest ? and most controversial ? regeneration scheme to date has been threatened with legal action based on a 75- year-old covenant which campaigners say could yet halt the project. Read
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    Will It obstruct the sea view though?
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    Anyone on the Wirral seen any action on the hydraulic tower yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skgogosfan View Post
    Anyone on the Wirral seen any action on the hydraulic tower yet?

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    There have been workmen with "tools" lurking around...no major action going on yet!
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    FAMILIES are to be targeted by developers Peel to take up residence in the first part of their ambitious ?4.5bn scheme to redevelop Wirral?s docklands. Read
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    WIRRAL?S biggest ? and most controversial ? regeneration scheme to date has been threatened with legal action based on a 75- year-old covenant which campaigners say could yet halt the project. Read
    Howcome we don't have restriction laws like this for Mann Island since It's a world heritage site?


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