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    Plans to turn an iconic Art Deco building in Liverpool into a 60m complex of offices and apartments have been unveiled.

    ^^Not my best picture^^

    Developers Urban Splash have been appointed by Liverpool Land Development Company (LLDC) to redevelop the former Littlewoods building on Edge Lane.

    Dubbed "the digital village", it will include 250 apartments, offices, shops and a 100-bed hotel.

    A glass structure is planned to stand at the top of the famous clock tower.

    'Fascinating history'

    It was built in 1938 by the Moores brothers to house their football pools business.


    The tower has unsurpassed views of Liverpool, the Wirral and the Welsh mountains.

    LLDC's Chief Executive Ian Hassall said: "The building has a fascinating history and deserves a new lease of life, creating new residential space and employment opportunities."

    Urban Splash have previously worked on The Matchworks in Liverpool, Fort Dunlop in Birmingham and the Smithfield Buildings in Manchester.

    Their managing director Bill Maynard said: "Our proposals will restore and enhance this much-loved building and our investment of over 60m will transform this area, making it a great place to live and work."

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    I am sure theres a video around regarding the edge lane developments

    More internal pictures on this link
    looks good too
    Last edited by kat2; 07-26-2007 at 08:28 PM.

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    The devil's in the detail. .

    Former Littlewoods Building, 200 Edge Lane, Liverpool, L7

    1. Full planning permission - To demolish buildings, retaining the tower and facades of the west wing, and develop a five-storey residential scheme within the retained facades comprising 276 flats, together with alterations to existing access, landscaping, and associated external works. 2. Outline planning permission - To erect 4 no. commercial pavilion buildings, and retain and extend existing storage building at the S.E. corner of the site

    Interesting what they plan for the tower-they're gonna put a glass cap on the top of it and light it up from the inside so it looks a little like a lighthouse!


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    found this on a visualisation site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouseyuppie View Post
    found this on a visualisation site...

    How to ruin a fantastic icon. What an utter t*rd!

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    I cannot see them getting approval to do anything like that *disgusting*
    littlewoods is an iconic building. not sure where that came from ** but I am pretty much certain it wouldnt make the grade.
    and I dont think urban splash would be too pleased either considering there all for conservation.

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