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    New Mersey Ferry terminal unveiled
    Oct 30

    2006
    EXCLUSIVE By Larry Neild, Daily

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    REVISED plans for a


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    new £10m Mersey Ferry terminal at Liverpool’s Pier Head as a lasting legacy to the city’s Capital of Culture year will be unveiled today.

    But the

    proposal for the 45ft-high, three-storey structure has come as a surprise to the owner of the popular Shanghai Palace Chinese restaurant, which occupies part

    of the land needed for the development.

    The restaurant will have to be demolished to make way for the new terminal, but owner Joe Farley says he has

    not been told about the scheme.

    Merseytravel has submitted plans for the new ferry terminal to Liverpool council’s planning

    department.

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    And, yet, we still wait for the old sunk landing stage to be removed. The less said the

    better!


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    Restaurant blocks

    new ferry terminal

    Oct 30 2006
    By Neil Hodgson, Liverpool Echo





    PLANS for a new £10m Pier Head Mersey

    ferry terminal were revealed today - and plunged straight into controversy.

    The new three-storey terminal will provide better facilities for

    passengers and could be ready by spring 2008.

    But it requires the demolition of the neighbouring waterfront Shanghai Palace restaurant, whose owner

    claims he has not been consulted.

    Joe Farley has a long lease and says he has expansion plans of his

    own.

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    Good luck to the Shanghai Palace restaurant. It may not look much from the

    outside, but the views are cracking. It'll take fortunes (cookies?) to move the Shanghai Palace







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    Thats how I like the sky in my day pictures.

    Not too cloudy or too Grey in the sky. I like

    clear blue sky too, otherwise I'll take none on any day I take any pictures.

    Joe Farley? So an Irish surnamed person owns it eh.
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    Planned ferry terminal 'a trashy tart in front of gently ageing Edwardian beauties'

    THE man who complained to the World Heritage

    Centre about high-rise building projects close to Liverpool's Pier Head last night condemned the latest plans for a new ferry terminal on the waterfront.



    The scheme, exclusively revealed in yesterday's Daily Post, would see a three-storey building for the river ferry service.

    But Wayne

    Colquhoun of the Merseyside Preservation Trust has already alerted Unesco officials about the scheme.

    Last night he said: "Right in front of our

    three gently ageing Edwardian beauties they want to stick another trashy tart as if the current proposals for the Pier Head are not bad enough.

    "If

    someone had said to me you could design a building worse than the present terminal I would have laughed, but it's been done. In Liverpool when we put our

    minds to it we can do the impossible, only it's the wrong direction. I urge anyone who cares for World Heritage to write to Unesco at 7 Rue de Fontonoy,

    Paris.

    "We need a public inquiry and a masterplan agreed by popular consensus not just nodded through by a handful of people without the class or

    culture to be able to deliver what Liverpool needs to be a 21st century city on the world stage."
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    Taken on a sunny day in November 2006.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Cissie Braithwaite View Post
    Taken on a sunny day in November 2006.



    That's a nice pic Cissie.

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    A NEW ferry terminal at Liverpool's world-famous Pier Head is being delayed as planning managers seek more details.

    Last night, Wayne Colquhoun, chairman of Liverpool Preservation Trust, said the hitch should pave the way for a complete rethink of the £15m project to save the view of the majestic Three Graces.

    Merseytravel have submitted plans for a three-storey building to replace the Mersey Ferry terminal built almost 30 years ago.

    The scheme involves demolition of the terminal with its tented roof, as well as the adjoining Shanghai Palace Chinese restaurant.

    The replacement building has already attracted comments from a city design panel, which quizzed why the building needed to be so high, and why a roof terrace faced away from the river.

    Merseytravel submitted the scheme to Liverpool's planning department last month with the hope it would be put before the planning committee early in the New Year for a decision.

    But the plan has now been invalidated at the request of the city planning manager Nigel Lee. He has called for supporting information about access to the proposed building as well as design issues.

    When the project is restored to the planning process, a new consultation exercise will be launched.

    Last night a city council spokesman said the invalidation process was being used to enable more information to be sought on conservation area matters. continues......
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    A PROPOSED new terminal for the Mersey ferries will impact on the Pier Head’s famous Three Graces, the country’s main heritage watchdog has said. more
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    same old stories once again, makes me angry Are we forever gonna be stuck in a victorian/edwardian city?

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    Can't see what the big deal is about the ferry terminal the new building looks very much like what is already there.

    I also like the Shangy restaurant must be hard for them having to move and for what another concrete block filled with crappy gift shops selling pens and erasers?

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    THE proposed ferry terminal at Liverpool Pier Head is bizarre, woefully inadequate, and resembles a doll’s house, the chairman of Merseyside Civic Society has warned. more
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    Having read that the guy has a point or two. It would be great to have roof access so people can sit up there in the summer and have a meal while watching the ships go by.

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    I can't see why the ferry terminal has to be anything other than a single storey building for all it's going to be used for? I rather liked the 1970s effort where you could sit on a bench on the roof and it didn't obscure the line of impressive buildings behind.
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    Planners back £10m ferry terminal - Plans for a new £10m ferry terminal at Liverpool's Pier Head are given the green light by planning chiefs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I can't see why the ferry terminal has to be anything other than a single storey building for all it's going to be used for? I rather liked the 1970s effort where you could sit on a bench on the roof and it didn't obscure the line of impressive buildings behind.
    I never saw the 1970's one - it was before my time - but I agree, I don't at all like the way the Three Graces are obscured by the terminal when seen from the river.

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    Plans chief ‘blackmailed’ over new ferry terminal
    Mar 14 2007
    by Caroline Innes, Liverpool Daily Post

    LIVERPOOL planning chairwoman Cllr Lady Doreen Jones last night said she felt “blackmailed” into approving a controversial new Mersey ferry terminal – describing it as looking like “an architectural student’s failed first attempt.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by iain View Post
    I never saw the 1970's one - it was before my time - but I agree, I don't at all like the way the Three Graces are obscured by the terminal when seen from the river.
    I agree. I think it should only be a maximum of 2 storeys high. The third storey does obscure quite a big chunk of the graces.

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    Does it even need to be that? Can't they just have a small single-storey ticket office, and move the restaurant elsewhere? Especially now there's loads of developments either side where they'd get plenty of custom.

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    THE Mersey ferries are to return to their traditional Pier Head home early next week. more
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    Loads of changes have taken place in the last few days?

    I'll take some pictures on my lunch for ya..

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    Why are they building something so big? It just seems really silly! It looks bloody ugly too. With the technology we have now they could of made a rather more realistic CGI impression, even The Sims has better cgi than that picture.
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    They installed some hardware over the past few days, its actually starting to take shape. I'll post some pics in the next half hour.

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    Merseytravel have awarded contract to ISG InteriorExterior. for the construction of the new terminal building. The exisiting building will be demolished after Merseytravel have built temporary booking hall on Canada Boulevard.

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    Smile Demolition of Merseytravel Ferry terminal at pier head



    *shakes my head in shame*, cant remember what its called but well,
    here it is the tent on the roof gone and a grabber, and container
    looks like it wont be long before its gone.
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    Certainly all change at the Pier Head. I remember when I used to get the bus home from there in the '80's.

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    Went for a meal up there once when it was the restaurant. Seemed like a lovely place too with a view. Bah to the council.

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    the new building looks quiet nice, it has a balcony too, hmm, wonders why its facing that way?
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