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    Default Littlewoods' grand art deco HQ wins new lease of life

    THE art deco Littlewoods building in Liverpool's Edge Lane is to be turned into a new hotel, apartment complex, retail space and commercial centre, it was announced last night.

    The scheme will be carried out by award-winning regeneration developers Urban Splash, the company that has already rescued the Matchworks at Garston and the former Liverpool Collegiate in Shaw Street.

    Liverpool Land Development Company, the public-private regeneration agency, announced the former Littlewoods Pools headquarters - which is owned by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) - will be restored by urban Splash as preferred developers.

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    That's great news. It's such a nice building.

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    Default Art deco Littlewoods building in Edge Lane

    Development plans for the iconic old Littlewoods building on Edge Lane have been unveiled.

    The iconic art deco Littlewoods building in Edge Lane is to get a new lease of life as an apartment complex with a hotel and retail space attached.

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    Its a great building, so it deserves to be redeveloped and not left to rot away

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    Default Art Deco Liverpool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Info and links to

    pictures:

    Here
    Thanks for that link.
    I see the Co-op isn't

    there.
    Nor the Forum/ABC cinema or any other cinemas.
    Nor Smart's in Bold Street or the Rolls-Royce showroom (now Oxfam) also in Bold Street.
    Nor

    the Telephone Exchange in Old Hall Street.
    I'd better stop there.

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    We should start an art deco thread in the exploration section, see if anyone has any pics.
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    Blackburn Assurance Building and the Ship and Mitre pub both on Dale St, The Crown pub on the East Lancs road plus some churches.

    All of the 1930s Corpy tenements including lots of still existing housing on Queens Drive and in Speke (with concrete pots on the roofline)

    I would like to see lots of photos of these as I think that was the best recent most architecture - I find buildings of the 50s, 60s, 70s quite bland.

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    There's the old British Gas building in Bold Street and 'Ath-Leisure' in Tarleton Street

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    Does anybody know whose this building was in Dale Street? I think it's a gents clothes shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post


    Does anybody know whose this building was in Dale Street? I think it's a gents clothes shop.
    That's Microzine in Bold Street. Before that it was Coopers Food Hall but I'm not sure of the history before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayjaykay View Post
    That's Microzine in Bold Street. Before that it was Coopers Food Hall but I'm not sure of the history before that.
    This is one of my favourite shop frontages in Liverpool, yet there's never been anything written about it.
    Any guesses, anyone?

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    I didn't know that there used to be a Coopers in Bold st. I only knew the one in Church st. I can just about recall going in there when I was little.
    Can't remember much about what it looked like but I remember the lovely aroma of deli foods, meats, cheeses and the smell of ground coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I didn't know that there used to be a Coopers in Bold st. I only knew the one in Church st. I can just about recall going in there when I was little.
    Can't remember much about what it looked like but I remember the lovely aroma of deli foods, meats, cheeses and the smell of ground coffee.
    The name was just a coincidence, Lindy.
    The original Coopers had gone out of business years before this one in Bold Street.

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    ooh, silly me ! .. I thought it odd that I hadn't heard of another Coopers food hall.

    Can you remember what the shop in Bold st was ?

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    Martins Bank Lifts

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    Great pic Dave. I rode in them many a time on my shipping clerk rounds 1980-82 when I graduated to bossing the new underling around

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    Default 121 St James Street.

    17 January 2007.
    It isn't known exactly when this was built, but in 1936 it was the Advertising Depot of Hovis Ltd.
    I've always liked the building, and it's good to see that it's just reopened as seen here.
    The St James Cinema used to be on the right, but that went years ago.

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    Default Mersey Tunnel building.

    Near Unity / Old Hall Street.


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    Don't know what this building was built or used for but it's a little hidden gem imho, it's on the corner of Tithebarn street and Smithfield street on the opposite corner of the old Rising sun pub (now Shenanagans)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Don't know what this building was built or used for but it's a little hidden gem imho, it's on the corner of Tithebarn street and Smithfield street on the opposite corner of the old Rising sun pub (now Shenanagans)
    I agree it's a very interesting building.
    It was some sort of college.
    Is that Neptune?

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    Default Vernons / Paradox, Aintree.

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    Default Art Deco in Southport.

    London Street.


    Nevill Street.


    Lord Street.
    Former Garrick Theatre (1932).
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    Great stuff Phil.
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    ^^Excellent Phil^^
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    Thank you, Gents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
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    Default Blackburn Assurance Buildings.

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    Default Blackburn Assurance Building.

    Having lived in this building and so i've a certain affection for it, I was surprised to find there was so much LRO information and photos of its construction. After its original use, the Liverpool Corporation used it for their architects department before Stanley Racing took it over as its Liverpool headquarters but it's now up for sale again, just this month.

    The Photos below were created by Colonel Stratton Davis - Architect and are courtesy of and located at the LRO (though now out of copyright)

    The finishing touches can be seen getting put to this building in 1934 on the film and photographs showing the Queensway tunnel being opened. Therefore, all in all, it didn't really take that long in being built for a building its size.

    The first 4 photos are described as follows:

    22/7/33 Workmen asphalting the main staircase area
    27/5/33 Manual labour (no, not a Spanish bloke) on the site
    27/5/33 Excavation of the Trueman Street side of the site
    27/5/33 Excavation of the Fontenoy Street side of the site
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