Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 61

Thread: Islington - £300m makeover

  1. #1
    Creator & Administrator Kev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Under The Stairs >> Under The Mud.
    Posts
    7,488
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Islington - £300m makeover

    LANDLORDS and developers in Liverpools rundown Islington district are combining to drive forward a £300m makeover for the area.



    Firms including Downing and Pencare Properties, along with other investors, have set up the Islington Regeneration Company with the intention of breathing new life into the land behind the cityundefineds TJ Hughes department store.

    The transformation of the 25-acre site, which is still in its early planning stages, has the backing of regeneration agency Liverpool Vision. It is hoped the entire project will be funded by the private sector.

    Following consultation with local businesses, it has been decided that the best way to proceed would be an extensive redevelopment while retaining the existing businesses and street pattern. Under a five-year plan, thousands of square feet of both commercial and residential space would be created.

    A spokesman for Liverpool Vision said: We are keen to bring forward a framework for the regeneration of the Islington area. The process is still at an early stage, but consultation with the local landowners, businesses and residents has been positive.

    more
    Become A Supporter 👇


    Donate Via PayPal


    Donate


  2. #2
    Senior Member Paul D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,099

    Default

    This is significant Isn't it,that whole area is criminally under used so I can't wait to see how they're going to intregate it with the local community.Liverpool is on the up,this is the ripple effect of regeneration we could have only dreamed of at one time.

  3. #3
    Creator & Administrator Kev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Under The Stairs >> Under The Mud.
    Posts
    7,488
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D
    This is significant Isn't it,that whole area is criminally under used so I can't wait to see how they're going to intregate it with the local community.Liverpool is on the up,this is the ripple effect of regeneration we could have only dreamed of at one time.
    Become A Supporter 👇


    Donate Via PayPal


    Donate


  4. #4
    Senior Member Paul D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,099

    Default

    Exciting times for Liverpool,I just wish I was a teen so I'd really get to see the benefits of our changing city,but hey I'm not on my lazzies yet so time to kick back and watch our city be born again.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Howie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kensington, Liverpool
    Age
    66
    Posts
    1,195

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D
    this is the ripple effect of regeneration
    Hope the ripple continues on into Kensington and doesn't peter out at Low Hill.

  6. #6
    Creator & Administrator Kev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Under The Stairs >> Under The Mud.
    Posts
    7,488
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Howie
    Hope the ripple continues on into Kensington and doesn't peter out at Low Hill.
    Fingers and everything else crossed. Brilliant news for that part of the city.
    Become A Supporter 👇


    Donate Via PayPal


    Donate


  7. #7
    Senior Member Paul D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,099

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Howie
    Hope the ripple continues on into Kensington and doesn't peter out at Low Hill.
    I'm sure it will eventually but it will take years I reckon before any benefits will be felt.You step out of Manhatten and you'll find poverty that makes Kensington look upmarket believe me.Nowhere in Liverpool comes anywhere near the level of poverty some of these people face,but I do no where you're coming from,it would be good to see,some of the houses around there are beautiful and nothing a little TLC couldn't fix.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Howie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kensington, Liverpool
    Age
    66
    Posts
    1,195

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D
    some of the houses around there are beautiful and nothing a little TLC couldn't fix
    It's a shame that this government favours demolition over renovation. We stand to lose a great deal of our Victorian heritage.

  9. #9
    Creator & Administrator Kev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Under The Stairs >> Under The Mud.
    Posts
    7,488
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Howie
    It's a shame that this government favours demolition over renovation. We stand to lose a great deal of our Victorian heritage.
    I know
    Become A Supporter 👇


    Donate Via PayPal


    Donate


  10. #10
    Senior Member Paul D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,099

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Howie
    It's a shame that this government favours demolition over renovation. We stand to lose a great deal of our Victorian heritage.
    And replace it with rubbish sadly.

  11. #11
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,197

    Default

    Did anyone see the programme on t.v. where a millionaire was looking to give away some of his fortune to those he deemed worthy. He was living in Kensington and as it happened, as usual with Liverpool people they were too proud and honest to come clean about their poverty. I never thought the pub was the best place to start looking for someone worthy but the ladies there just shrugged and said 'our mothers had it harder' - the bingo hall didn't give him much insight either. A family, the older member originally from Nicaragua, cramped into a two up two down offered him dinner, one of their best moves ever as he ended up giving the scouse daughter and her bloke 10K for the deposit on a home for themselves. It was some immigrants at a local hostel who benefitted next including a nice Kenyan chap who was offered and took up an accountancy job back at the millionaires dehumidifier factory in the North East. Overall, a good advert for Liverpool and Kensington I thought.

  12. #12
    scouserdave
    Guest scouserdave's Avatar

    Default

    How can they do a makeover when there's bugger all there? Apart from Islington Square, everything is knocked down.

  13. #13
    Re-member Ged's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Here, there & everywhere.
    Posts
    7,197

    Default

    I agree Dave. Did you see the pics in yesterdays daily post Heritage pull out. Some great fine old stone buildings knocked down in Hood st and Great Charlotte st including the old St. Johns for all that concrete that's there now. Islington, the great old Rushworths building amongst them, decimated for what was just a road widening scheme in the end.

    Do you know what the big massive building on the corner of St. Anne street and Islington was? it's in quite a few of the L.R.O. Central area aerial pics of the 30s and was still there in the 60s.

  14. #14
    PhilipG
    Guest PhilipG's Avatar

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I agree Dave. Did you see the pics in yesterdays daily post Heritage pull out. Some great fine old stone buildings knocked down in Hood st and Great Charlotte st including the old St. Johns for all that concrete that's there now. Islington, the great old Rushworths building amongst them, decimated for what was just a road widening scheme in the end.

    Do you know what the big massive building on the corner of St. Anne street and Islington was? it's in quite a few of the L.R.O. Central area aerial pics of the 30s and was still there in the 60s.
    Possibly the Owen Owen Warehouse?

    This pic is from "Liverpool" by Quentin Hughes (Studio Vista, 1969).
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	owen_owen_warehouse.jpg 
Views:	253 
Size:	62.4 KB 
ID:	734  

  15. #15
    scouserdave
    Guest scouserdave's Avatar

    Default

    Done some work there as a kid in '73. I was as fit as a butcher's dog carrying those bed matresses and bases around. At the time, that's all they stored there.

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. "Islington House" (53 Islington)
    By sebastiankreye in forum Liverpool Memories
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 06-15-2011, 10:22 PM
  2. "Islington House" (53 Islington)
    By sebastiankreye in forum Liverpool Memories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-13-2011, 06:06 PM
  3. Capital of Culture Opening 300m eyes on Liverpool
    By Kev in forum European Capital of Culture 2008
    Replies: 221
    Last Post: 01-21-2008, 01:03 AM
  4. Mersey Tunnel Makeover
    By Kev in forum Liverpool's Environment Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-03-2007, 10:04 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •