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Discussion in 'Urban Forum' started by Carl0927, Nov 9, 2017.
Image of how the new terminal could look.
The iconic Northwesten Hotel next to Lime Street Station is to be turned back into a hotel once again. It has been student halls for John Moores University since 1996, but now the building is to become a hotel once again as early as 2019. The hotel market in Liverpool has grown significantly in recent years and with Lime Street Station next door catering for more than 20 million passengers plus it is a very central location. The building was built originally by the Northwestern Railway Company and designed by Liverpool at architect Sir Alfred Waterhouse who also designed The Natural History Museum and Manchester Town Hall.
Talking about Lime Street Station this at the moment has 340M of investment to the station, which is the biggest upgrade since the 19C . There will be two new platforms to allow longer trains and new routes one being to Scotland and also North Wales via Liverpool South Parkway ( for Liverpool Airport ) and Chester. By 2043 passenger figures are scheduled to double according to Northwestern Route MD Martin Frobisher, the development is vital.
Looks a great station. I've never used it. The nearest I've come is Warrington Central into and out of Manchester. Bristol Temple Meads has been waiting years for a 'mere' £100 million upgrade but Network Rail keeps stalling.
Its been a long time coming, and there will of course be disruption before its over, but in the long run it will be worth it.
I can't believe this was use for student accommodation. It will be good to see it being used for something a little more appropriate for the location.
You know when i first came to the NW it was just closed up completely and had been for years, so it will be nice to see it being used for what it was meant for. I wonder if the students have been told yet !!!
The city council is to restrict heights of skyscrapers which were planned to be built close by to the famous waterfront of Liverpool. The city has UNESCO status and the nearby construction was putting this in jeopardy. The council is to put in place more planning guidelines to protect the status.
Does anybody know if there is likely to be any upgrade to the passenger facilitates more shops or places to eat?
At Lime Street Station ?
Image Source: Rob
The research analysed the growth prospects of 24 leading urban economies
Published byEDITORRichard Bellon21 FEB 2018
Liverpool City Region among UK's top investment destinations, says study
The Liverpool City Region is one of the UK’s top four growth hot spots, according to new data.
A report from global design and infrastructure consultancy Arcadis placed Liverpool ahead of Manchester and London as an investment destination, behind only Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge.
The research analysed the growth prospects of 24 leading urban economies in the UK, measuring growth potential against the six key pillars of workforce and skills, infrastructure, business environment, place, city brand and housing.
City brand, infrastructure, positive business environment and quality and affordability of housing were recognised among the Liverpool City Region’s strengths.
Commenting on the findings, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said: “This is an encouraging report but in a sense it tells what we already know.
“External validation is always useful and helps to signal to UK and international investors the huge opportunities that exist within the city and wider City Region.”
He added: “Devolution gives us a huge opportunity to realise that potential by prioritising the areas identified in this report. Our focus on skills, renewable energy, digital connectivity, transport and housing will further increase our attractiveness as an investment destination.”
Mark Basnett, managing director of the Liverpool City Region LEP, said: “Liverpool City Region is increasingly being recognised as a dynamic, outward-looking international city region and reports that highlight our attractiveness for inward investment are always welcome.
“Going forward, we are working to continue to attract such investment through the establishment of a comprehensive business-led Internationalisation Strategy for the City Region.”
He continued: “This strategy will build on our globally competitive sector strengths and capabilities and our capacity for innovation that will ultimately increase trade and attract talent, visitors and investment from key global markets.”
Relates to the whole of the north :-
Analysis: What Transport for the North’s new powers mean Transport for the North’s new statutory footing means the region can speak with a unified voice on an issue which more than any other lays bare England’s North-South divide. It is welcome news in a region where it still takes longer to travel from Liverpool to Hull by train than a journey by Eurostar from London to Paris. There was widespread anger last year after the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling backed another £31bn Crossrail link for London after announcing that rail electrification plans for the North of England and Wales were being scrapped. Steve Rotheram, the Mayor of Liverpool City Region, last year accused Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, of “abdicating responsibility” for the region after he said Northern transport links must be “designed and managed by the North itself”. More than 87,000 people signed a petition calling on the Government to give the region £59bn in transport investment to catch up with London. Figures from IPPR North last year, disputed by Whitehall, said planned public and private transport expenditure will see Londoners get nearly £2,000 per person, compared with £400 per person in the North. TfN’s new status means it becomes a statutory partner to the Department for Transport and its recommendations must be formally considered by the Government when important transport decisions are being taken about the North. The body will develop a strategic transport plan, co-ordinate smart-ticketing, have a voice in road and rail investment decisions, oversee franchised rail services with the DfT, construct new roads with Government agreement and decide on capital grants. But, crucially, it will not have the same revenue raising and borrowing powers as Transport for London – an outcome that led to Lord Prescott describing TfN’s statutory status as “a bloody fraud”. Theresa May said in February the two transport bodies were “two different sorts of organisation”. “Transport for London actually runs some of the transport in London and that’s why it has got the revenue stream,” she said. “Transport for the North is about co-ordinating and bringing together things across the North in a strategic way, looking at what transport structures across the North should be. So it’s a slight different sort of focus.”
Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/norther...rt-but-lack-londons-ability-to-raise-capital/
Grr!! It's not a North-South Divide. Much of South-West England is amongst the poorest areas in the UK. Even in the prosperous Bristol area there is no prospect of rail electrification into the city with its promised (and prepared) electrification plans being axed by Grayling and Hammond the chancellor. Bristol will remain the largest city in Britain with no rail electrification, and the entire country to the south-west of it has never even been promised electrification. We have to endure diesel traction even on our main lines and yet this government is intent on banning new diesel cars within the next 20 years.
The North is getting all sorts of 'goodies' even though that might pale into significance compared with the London and South-East's gravy train. Nevertheless, we in the South-West would be ecstatic to receive only a tiny fraction of what the North has been offered.
Sorry for the rant but our part of the world is always left out when the North v South debate is in the news.
But it has been a very long time in coming. Before The Northern Powerhouse ( whatever that is) ....there was nothing going on with transport in the North. I' m not saying the SW should not be improved of course it should, it' getting government to show any real interest beyond London.