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    It all sounds really promising,we've been waiting years to see this site developed.There's been loads of rumours but they've never came to anything so it's great to finally see something concrete.I don't think it'll be long before Peel announce something for that fairly substantial plot of land adjacent to it either,they haven't shed out £20 million for nothing.


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    All sounds more promising. I cant wait until the industrial estate Peel have bought is done aswell. Be realy interested to see what Peel and the architects come up with because for that site as it is such an unusual site with it having no obvious front, back or sides, and each side is at a different ground level.. It is like an island or a compiund on its own. Hopefully they will open it up and some sort of link between the Princess dock developments and the Old hall street area will be designed.
    Whatever is built there (and on the pub site) will terminate 3 main vistas (Leeds street towards the river; Great Howard street towards the city and Knig Edward street away from the city, not to mention facing the river) and therfore MUST look good from ALL angles. Cant wait tio see what is proposed

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    So what happened about the dead body found In the King Edward Dave mentioned?

    I saw a pic of inside the pub too that ScouserDave took too, has secret Agent Snappel or anyone got any more Inside pics?
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    The police didn't look for anyone in connection , can't remember which but it was either an overdose or natural causes

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    Sounds like some Addict probably went in their to do drugs and O.D then If the person died by Overdose that is.
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    It was a tramp I seem to remember.

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    Home sweet home.
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...de/3690481.stm

    http://tinyurl.com/ydzreb

    http://tinyurl.com/ygk4bx

    http://tinyurl.com/yk8g7x

    He lived Wavertree road officially too.

    Anyone know when the pub was burned down?
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    "A source close to the talks said there were no sticking points about the height but rather the quality and density of the residential element"
    I hope this is accurate,we want it to be tall and most of all we want it to be a quality design,we have to get this important site right.I can't wait too see the renders of this.

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    Liverpool's waterfront will look like big citys around the world with towers like this.

    All It needs Is the Max Molyneux Tower and we'd have a godlike waterfront.
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    Imagine that travelling into the city centre,it's massive,I'm desperate to see this built.

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    Very early days yet and the design will probably change but positive news all the same.

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    The one thing I like most about this tower is the fact that it looks good from all sides. Alot of developers tend to have the good bits facing the river and the backs are just left plain and boring. The original beetham is a typical example. The front and the sides look great, but the back is just concrete and quite ugly. I don't see why they have done this because most people see the buildings on the waterfront from behind as they travel into town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
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    But the pub’s owners, Richmont Properties, are hoping to strike a deal with the council which would let them keep the building intact while they work on a long-term plan.

    They will ask if they could swathe the King Edward in a Capital of Culture banner so it is hidden from view.
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    Like they've done with the ABC cinema, and to a lesser degree, the Futurist.
    And Williamson Square.
    And Concourse House and Radio City Tower until they had to take them down.

    Wonderful solution!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
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    But the pub’s owners, Richmont Properties, are hoping to strike a deal with the council which would let them keep the building intact while they work on a long-term plan.

    They will ask if they could swathe the King Edward in a Capital of Culture banner so it is hidden from view.
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    Like they've done with the ABC cinema, and to a lesser degree, the Futurist.
    And Williamson Square.
    And Concourse House and Radio City Tower until they had to take them down.

    Wonderful solution!
    Its only so they don't have to spend much money on it.

    I'll be happy to see it gone. I've always hated seeing it on my way into town. Between that and the old Flash Harry's by LJMU, I don't know which was worse. At least they got rid of that one

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    It will be pointless for them to refurbish it when it's going to be demolished eventually anyway, and covering it in a banner is just the easy way out. It would end up being really grotty and wouldn't help with the rodent issue.

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    No Pub sign for me to take a pic of either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    No Pub sign for me to take a pic of either.
    I didn't even notice it had gone , I wonder when that went missing. Its on this photo from Liverpool Pictorial too, when was that taken ?


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    What's the point in a CoC banner? Everyone knows now already...

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    Eyesore pub on multi million £ site to be razed

    ONE of Liverpool’s worst eyesores is finally going to be demolished, the ECHO can reveal.

    The owner of the former King Edward pub, on the edge of the city centre, has appointed a firm to tear down the derelict, burned-out building.

    It follows a council order which demanded Richmont Properties either refurbish or bulldoze the venue, passed by thousands of motorists every day.

    The developer says it is now working “constructively” with Liverpool council and English Heritage to draw up a plan for a landmark building on the site, said to be worth millions of pounds.
    The announcement will come as welcome news to city officials, who were worried about what message the King Edward would send out to visitors.

    The pub was deemed Liverpool’s 11th worst grotspot in a report last year.


    A spokesman for Richmont Properties said: “Responding to the notice to repair or demolish the pub, contractors have been appointed and will soon be commencing demolition works.


    “We will endeavour to minimise disruption to businesses and residents as much as possible.”


    The King Edward closed about 10 years ago before falling into disrepair. Richmont Properties had originally hoped to swathe the building, at the junction of Great Howard Street and Leeds Street, in a banner while they worked on a long-term plan.


    The company has recently submitted a planning application for about 500 apartments, shops and offices on the site.


    The spokesman said: “Discussions are moving forward positively with the council to ensure the planned development reaches a satisfactory conclusion for all parties, not least the people of Liverpool, regenerating the location with what will be a world-class scheme.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post
    [B]The pub was deemed Liverpool’s 11th worst grotspot in a report last year.
    About time it's going

    What are the other grotspots ?

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    I don't know what was on that list but one of the worst is at the junction of Islington and Moss Street, a row of dereliction with an ugly metal forge shop on the corner. Its on one of the main routes out of the city centre but appears to be invisible to everyone but me.
    My pet hate is Heap's rice mill, a rotting pile of ugliness facing the King's Dock and incredibly described as "historic" in a recent Echo article. This is the problem when heritage fanatics hold too much sway in a city, any old pile of crap such as this is celebrated instead of being seen for what it is - a filthy anachronism made of rotting bricks that should have been demolished decades ago. Even more incredibly, they're apparently turning this eyesore into apartments.

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    Any news on this yet? The owners of the site have a website but it is still under construction.

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    Demolition of the pub has finally

    begun

    http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/l...name_page.html

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    As of yesterday virtually the entire top floor had gone. No doubt by the end of the week the rest will also be rubble.

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    Demolition teams really work fast nowadays...there were only a few bricks left on the floor today. A small section of dividing wall between the next property, is all that remains standing.

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