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    Thumbs up Central Village Liverpool City Center


    A STUNNING £160m shopping, residential and leisure development that will change the face of Liverpool city centre was submitted to planners yesterday.

    The scheme, behind Central Station, will include a residential tower rising from 22 storeys to 38 at its peak.

    It will also include a three or four star hotel, shops and offices and 350 car parking spaces.

    Joint developers Manchester-based Merepark and Irish firm Ballymore have handed plans for the 600,000 sq ft project to Liverpool City Council.

    It will be bounded by Bold Street and Renshaw Street and encompasses Newington Street and Heathfield Street.

    It will also include the £10m redevelopment of 9-19 Bold Street which has already been pre-let to clothing store Drome and Costa Coffee.

    Both companies have held discussions with regeneration agencies Liverpool Vision and English Heritage, and the city council, and are confident the scheme will be approved. Work could begin early next summer.

    English Heritage is believed to have some concerns about the height of the tower but it is not clear yet whether it will lodge an objection to the application.

    Merepark director Richard Peel told the Daily Post: "This is a cutting-edge scheme which will further enhance Liverpool's appeal as a visitor destination and as a place to live.

    "We have consulted extensively with Liverpool Vision, English Heritage, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and the city council and our application has taken on board much constructive input from them."

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    Seems they'd have to already take away the existing car park behind central station.

    I do like towers though.
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    Here's an even better image of it.

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    Wow - yes please
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    Is that a canal up Bold Street or am I mistaken?
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    Bit behind it don't look like Lewis's.

    Nice pic though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scousemouse
    Is that a canal up Bold Street or am I mistaken?
    There will be so kind of water feature incorporated into the scheme and a new public square.

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    Wink Here's a even clearer render.


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    Looks amazing. Be well chuffed if it actually happens!

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    Fantastic - looks amazing!
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    A £160m DEVELOPMENT planned for behind Liverpool's Central Station is in jeopardy after an apparent U-turn by city council planners. more

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    HERITAGE experts have been warned not to wreck a £160m plan to transform a derelict part of Liverpool city centre. more
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    Which rope walks? The dock one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    Which rope walks? The dock one?
    The area stretching from Duke Street to Bold Street is known as Ropewalks and is the focus of a £70 million investment package designed to bring the area back to life. RopeWalks is also home to Europe's oldest Chinatown which sprung up in the 19th century as more Chinese seaman passed through Liverpool's busy port. The Chinese Arch that is placed at the entrance to Chinatown is the largest in Britain.



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    I know about the Chinatown gate.

    Theres no rope inthe walks though and that pic is that arena bar ain't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    I know about the Chinatown gate.

    Theres no rope inthe walks though and that pic is that arena bar ain't it?
    'Rope walks', the term, referes to that area of town
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    No ropes or nothing though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    No ropes or nothing though?
    No ropes
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    Why the hells it called ropewalks then?
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    Default The Ropewalks

    Liverpool Ropewalks

    The area grew during the 18th century, influenced by Britain’s colonial expansion and the Industrial Revolution. In 1715 the Corporation of Liverpool opened the world’s first commercial wet dock, and new merchant housing and dockside industries rapidly developed around it. Many of the area’s long straight streets were laid out as ropewalks, used to spin and twist the vast quantity of rope required to serve the shipping industry. During the 20th century traditional shipping industries declined, but their influence can still be seen in the warehouses, factories and merchant’s houses, which give the area around Bold Street and Duke Street its unique character.

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    Question Central station

    I to like the proposed development but have certain reservations about this and other such developments.

    1 I have a daughter who lives in one of these developments she and other
    residents continualy say that its not more flats that are needed but the
    infrastructure to go with it?

    2 You only have to look around the city centre to see that there is an urgent lack of food store's school's and doctors, the developers and the council should sort this out before they build more high rise developments in Liverpool.

    3 Finaly if you also look at the letting agencies around the city a lot of the flats are not taken because of the lack of infrastructure.

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    They should be building less flats for Students!

    Schools are better on local areas near houses anyway and there is a ton of food stores in the city centre.
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    There are far too many flats for student accommodation.

    It's good that a lot of new places were built or renovated for this purpose, but they went overboard and every possible nook and cranny is turned into students flats. I think they should stop now !

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    Red face Local devel'ts

    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    They should be building less flats for Students!

    Schools are better on local areas near houses anyway and there is a ton of food stores in the city centre.
    Hi Max

    You may have got the wrong idea about my daughter she is not a student but a working young woman sorry if i mislead you or anyone else and as for the food stores what I meant to say was what is needed for the city centre is a BIG store like Asda etc the Tesco in Clayton Sq is just not big enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max
    and there is a ton of food stores in the city centre.
    Actually - there isn't. I think the general hope it that more developments will push better inferstructure.

    Little things like video rental and other such bits and bobs are really lacking.

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    A MAJOR £160m project planned for the site behind Liverpool's Central Station may finally go ahead after a compromise was reached between the developer and main objector English Heritage.

    North West-based Central Regeneration submitted its plans for the site late last year, after two years of consultations with Liverpool City Council and regeneration agency Liverpool Vision.

    It believed the city council would grant planning permission. However, in December English Heritage revealed it was objecting to the 38 storey tower at the heart of the project.

    It claimed such an imposing structure would be detrimental to the nearby Ropewalks conservation area and to the view of the city's skyline.

    This forced city council planners into a rethink and they indicated the application in its present form would be refused. more
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wormella
    Actually - there isn't. I think the general hope it that more developments will push better inferstructure.

    Little things like video rental and other such bits and bobs are really lacking.

    Theres Tesco and an Iceland.

    Plus loads of Subways being built very quick!
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    LIVERPOOL'S £160m Central Village scheme now looks almost certain to go ahead after the developer agreed to lower the height of the 38-storey tower.

    In a compromise deal, developer Central Regeneration has now proposed to build two smaller towers to replace the original 38-storey structure.

    Two 25-storey and 20-storey towers will now be built. It is hoped this will satisfy the main objector, English Heritage, which was concerned about the impact the original design would have on the city's skyline.

    The new design, unveiled yesterday, was put together following consultation with Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Vision, English Heritage and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

    The rest of the 600,000 sq ft scheme will remain unchanged including the large areas of public realm and retail space. A planning application will now be submitted to the city council.

    Central Regeneration - a collaboration between established developers Merepark and Ballymore - aims to create a mixed-use scheme that will include residential, retail and leisure space and a hotel.

    Merepark director Richard Peel said: "Over the last few months we have had a very meaningful and productive dialogue with Liverpool City Council, English Heritage, CABE and Liverpool Vision to find a way forward which would be acceptable to all parties, while maintaining the commercial viability of the scheme and the positive effect it will have on the area.

    "We have been very impressed with the professional approach and commitment from all interested parties including English Heritage, the city council and Liverpool Vision in working towards an improved solution.

    "The revised plans are undoubtedly an improvement to the application and continue to mark a £160m investment in Liver pool."

    When construction does finally get under way it will bring an end to a saga that has dragged on for nearly two years.

    Ballymore acquired the site from Network Rail in 2002 and later put forward proposals for a £100m, 200,000 sq ft scheme,

    featuring a 30-storey tower. However, English Heritage and Liverpool Vision were unhappy with the proposals and told the developer to revise its plan.

    A further complication arose in 2004 when a legal dispute with Network Rail over "air rights" threatened to derail the project.

    This was eventually settled and late last year Central Regeneration came up with a plan it believed would please all parties. However, English Heritage then lodged its objection leading the city council to indicate it would not pass the plan.

    Yesterday Liverpool Vision welcomed the revised plans. Chief executive Jim Gill said: "The Central Village scheme will make a huge, positive difference to a part of the city centre which has seen too little investment for too long. It is another example of renewed developer and investor confidence in the city. The scheme has our full support and, subject to planning permission, we look forward to a start later this year."

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    These are the towers that will be built I think:

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