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    A stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal on the Mersey waterfront is to be rebuilt with a £7m government grant.


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    The waterway between Stanley Docks and the South Docks was lost when the Royal Liver Building was built on the Georges Dock in the early 20th century.


    The project received an Objective One European cash grant and will create nearly 200 new jobs.


    Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott said the restoration plan was "great news" for the people of Liverpool.

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    Brilliant news, it will be great.

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    Minister backs 'X-wing' plans

    CULTURE Secretary Tessa Jowell gave a massive vote of confidence to the £65m museum proposed for Liverpool's waterfront on a flying visit to the city.

    During an update by Capital of Culture leaders yesterday, she was shown a model of the planned landmark building at Mann Island and declared it looked "beautiful."

    The architecturally striking museum - which detractors claim resembles a Star Wars X-wing fighter - will provide 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, dedicated to the city's social history and development from the Norman conquest to the present day.

    It is earmarked for part of the site which was due to be occupied by the ill-fated Fourth Grace project.

    Ms Jowell said: "The museum will be beautiful and functional, and a new landmark for Liverpool.

    "I hope in time it will be a building people will love."

    Ms Jowell said she was confident this project would go ahead, after the spectacular collapse of the Fourth Grace scheme last year.

    "The vast bulk of the money has already been raised, and everything is ready to start on site in April next year," she said..

    "It is properly thought through and ready to go."

    National Museums Liverpool (NML) chairman Loyd Grossman, who showed Ms Jowell the model for the building, said he was confident the museum would be built by 2008.

    However, it is not due to be open to the public until the next year.

    Mr Grossman said: "We are striving to create one of the great museums of the world, and one of the first great museums of the 21st century. It will make a major contribution to the public realm. We want it to be a place that Liverpool people feel they own."

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    I think people hate the idea of this on the waterfront but like everything else it will become accepted in the future,remember the liver building caused uproar when that was first revealed.

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    From what I've read, it looks like this will happen, so lets embrace it eh?
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    It might look better in real life, but it's not what I would have chosen. This design isn't very unusual or exciting. It looks too much like a multiplex cinema or large swimming baths or something.
    Very disappointing. Looks like it should belong on retail park.

    The Cloud was much more interesting.

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    I like it makes it look cool and 21st century. Is the water bit supposed to be a canal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    I like it makes it look cool and 21st century. Is the water bit supposed to be a canal?
    Yes that's the proposed canal link we're getting.

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    I hope the canal bit comes off without a hitch
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    Wonder if the water will look as clean as the computer image has it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    Wonder if the water will look as clean as the computer image has it.
    Haha, complete with comedy black binbags and shopping trollies
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    I'm all for the canal. It will look great. Still not sure about that building though. As I said, maybe it will look better in real life. I know it's a very modern building, and I don't have a problem with that, it's just that it looks more like a cinema on a retail park to me. I would have liked something really unusual and striking.

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    What is that building supposed to have in it?
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    Exclamation Port of Liverpool Building

    AMBITIOUS plans for a £20m restoration of the Port of Liverpool Building at the Pier Head will soon become reality.

    It follows approval of the scheme by the city council's planning committee.

    A sixth level, dismantled after World War II damage, will be restored to provide 18 luxury apartments in what is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world.

    The landmark scheme will see major internal and external works to restore the Grade II-listed building to its original glory.

    The restoration will also expand the building's use beyond an office complex, improving public access to what was the first of the Pier Head's famous Three Graces to be built.

    The new features of the rejuvenated building will include:

    * a sunken piazza providing a small parade of restaurants, cafes and shops on the riverside front of the building;
    * a new floor created inside the huge dome, also allowing public access outside the dome;
    * a new roof level which reflects the design of the original mansard roof;
    * space for up 18 apartments, expected to be among the most prestigious in the city centre;
    * the existing car park will be replaced and cars relegated to an underground car park
    * extensive repairs and restoration of the exterior Portland stone;
    * complete interior restoration of the central atrium, re-admitting daylight for the first time since the 1940s blackout.

    The investment in the restored and enhanced building will be made possible by the addition of a slate roof extension behind the existing parapet, re-creating the details lost as a result of war damage.

    The proposals have been produced by award-winning conservation architects Donald Insall Associates, who were also responsible for the restoration of Liverpool town hall and Windsor Castle.

    Sally O'Brien, a director of the building's owners, Downing Developments, said: "We are delighted to be able to proceed with our plans.

    "We are proud guardians of this historic building and it is our sincere intent to both protect the Port of Liverpool building for future generations and to allow it to enjoy more of a central role in the public life of the city."

    The project is widely regarded as a major catalyst for the Pier Head, recapturing the area for the public as a vibrant and safe place.

    It is anticipated that the restoration will be complete in time for 2007, which is both the 800th anniversary of Liverpool's founding charter by King John and the 100th birthday of the Port of Liverpool Building.

    Talks will now be held with the Port of Liverpool's tenants, which include the investment management company Rathbone Brothers and the freight group FWL Technologies, to schedule works so that they minimise disruption for those working in the building.

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    I like the sound of the public access outside the dome bit,what a view that will provide.

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    LIVERPOOL's new £67m museum may not get off the ground because of an historic law banning tall buildings on the waterfront.

    National Museums Liverpool (NML) want to construct a new Museum of Liverpool Life alongside the Three Graces at the Pier Head.

    But the scheme is now in doubt after the discovery of a legal covenant which blocks buildings of more than 43ft high on the Mann Island site.

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    However - A £20m project to create 18 luxury apartments in the Grade IIlisted Port of Liverpool building has already won council backing.
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    LIVERPOOL's new £67m museum may not get off the ground because of an historic law banning tall buildings on the waterfront
    Jeez, doesn't anybody check out the legalities, before they start?

    As for the building itself Thunderbirds are go!
    What is it (was it) going to be built of — if it's just a concrete monstrosity won't it look great in a few years time, streaked with the crap that we breath in daily (remember the black Liver Buildings)?. Will the canal really look like that? Not a hope. Just wait until some tiddleywink drowns in it, (compo claims galore) then we'll get some bloody ugly railings around it, and who is going to fish out all the crap that will be blowing around the Pier Head. Yeah, negative comments maybe, but does anybody think of these things? ...Please refer to above quote.

    P.S. FAO Max, In answer to your question, OLD CRAP, that's what goes into museums.

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    Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo writes: Will an obscure law wreck plans for city's waterfront museum?

    I do hope so.

    Now ‘The Cloud’ has collapsed, the area between the Albert Dock and Port of Liverpool building should be left vacant. There is much to admire there as things stand.

    Clearly, this new proposal isn’t fit to fill the space.

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    LIVERPOOL'S Albert Dock will become a thriving waterway with more than 4,500 boats cruising along it every year, experts last night predicted.

    Construction of the new canal link will connect it up to Britain's inland waterway network, for the first time since the 19th century, when it opens.

    It will make Liverpool a major destination for boaters and will also allow yachts as well narrowboats to come into the city.

    And it will lead to the canal's classification being raised from remaindered to cruising status, to reflect its new importance.

    David Cochrane, head of regeneration at British Waterways, said: "This will make Liverpool a major destination for the 25,000 licensed boaters in this country.

    "We anticipate more than 4,500 a year will come to the docks. At the moment there are only about 40 using that stretch.

    "At the moment, the area is lacking in vitality and animation. This link will make it a lively, vibrant place to be. "The boats will be brought in through Sefton and will help regenerate the whole area.

    "The only way to access the dock at the moment is using the river, which is difficult and dangerous.

    "This is going to benefit all of Merseyside and will be ready for 2008."

    Plans to extend the Leeds-Liverpool canal through the Pier Head were approved by the city council last April.

    The £15m route will be cut from the canal's present terminus at Trafalgar Dock through to Canning Dock, running past the Three Graces.

    It will finally open up the Pier Head to barges and ultimately allow narrow boats into the Albert Dock water system.

    The western end of the canal, from Aintree to Stanley Dock, Liverpool, has been legally classified as a "remainder" waterway for the past 40 years, with only minimal facilities being provided for leisure boaters.

    The wharves and warehouses of its former terminus near Pall Mall were closed in the 1960s.

    Only 30-40 boats annually make the journey to Liverpool's Stanley Dock, with even fewer navigating their way to the derelict docks area using the River Mersey.

    There are also plans for towpath and security improvements.

    The whole scheme is is expected to be completed by September, 2007, and is being funded by the North West Development Agency and European Objective 1 money.

    Chris Davies, a former Liverpool councillor and a canal enthusiast, who has worked closely with British Waterways on the scheme, said: "I can remember when there was talk of having the canal filled in as a danger and public nuisance. It was hidden away and many people thought it neither use nor ornament.

    "Now it looks as though the waterway, which brought coal and trade to Merseyside in the 19th century, is going to prove a very attractive asset in the 21st century. It's going to give a boost to regeneration efforts in Sefton and the North of the city."

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    Sounds great - if it happens!

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    It would look so nice, I hope it they do it.

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    Go-ahead hope for museum

    LIVERPOOL'S new £67m waterfront museum took a step closer to reality today.

    City planners recommend the futuristic building, earmarked for the former site of the doomed Fourth Grace, is approved by the council next week.

    But a dispute between the museum and the owner of the neighbouring Port of Liverpool building means a question mark still hangs over the scheme.



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    The city council's planning committee is being recommended by planning managers to give the go-ahead to National Museums Liverpool scheme for a new world-class museum on the waterfront.

    At the same meeting the committee is being asked to approve British Waterways' new canal link between Stanley Dock and Albert Dock.

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    THE latest plans for an iconic building on Liverpool's Pier Head were thrown into serious doubt last night after a ****ing report by architectural experts. more

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    Councillors to visit museum site

    Planning chiefs from Liverpool council are due to visit the site of a museum planned at the Pier Head.

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    LIVERPOOL'S new £67m waterfront museum was today backed by city planners.

    The futuristic building, earmarked for the former site of the doomed Fourth Grace, was given a glowing endorsement by councillors.

    They described the new X-shaped building, which will replace the ageing Museum of Liverpool Life, as "tremendous".

    National Museums Liverpool (NML) says it will house around 16,000 objects, charting the city's development from the Norman conquest to the present day.

    Director David Fleming said: "We want to make a major contribution to the regeneration of the historic waterfront......
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    A museum on Liverpool's waterfront has caused a furore. Sam Lister reports more
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    Mr Colquhoun, of Liverpool Preservation Trust, said: "Next to our gentle Edwardian ladies they want to put a trashy tart.
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    Work has begun on the long planned extension to the Leeds-Liverpool canal providing a link with the south docks system.

    British Waterways received approval from Liverpool City Council for the new 2.5 kilometre (1.4 mile) canal linking the docks to the rest of the country’s canals.

    Canal boats as well as commercial ships will be able to navigate through the terminus at Stanley Dock and towards the Pier Head.

    Work on the new waterway is due to be completed by the end of 2007 in readiness for Liverpool’s 800th anniversary and the Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008.

    The Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott who was promoting the Canal links as part of the Northern Way initiative last year said it was fitting that the canal link be restored as northern cities start to rebuild their links and work together.

    He said: "The Leeds & Liverpool Canal was once the backbone of the northern economy. Over the last decade we have seen a renaissance for our waterways, with increased investment and regeneration work, led by British Waterways, bringing waterway life and a great leisure facility back to the people."

    An estimate by British Waterways claims that the link will attract and extra 200,000 visitors to Liverpool as well as an additional £1.9 million. The canal link will also generate an extra 200 jobs in the Merseyside area.

    Robin Evans chief executive of British Waterways said: "We are thrilled that funding for the Liverpool Canal Link has been secured.

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    The iconic building planned to replace the Fourth Grace is in jeopardy after lottery funding was rejected. Have your say...
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