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Proposed redevelopment of William Smith warehouse, Norfolk St, Liverpool

Proposed Redevelopment of the William Smith Warehouse 61/63 Norfolk St The debate about Liverpool’s heritage never really abates, and with the continuing threat from UNESCO to withdraw our World Heritage Site status it has again been much in the news. … Continue reading

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The rapidly disappearing Liverpool

It is easy for some to label those who wish to preserve our built heritage as ‘heritage looneys’ or ‘stuck in the past’ etc. I am one of those who see the wisdom in retaining, were feasible, what we can. Not just … Continue reading

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The Future for Dale Street?

Liverpool city centre is a busy, vibrant and welcoming success story, which through difficult times still manages to expand. It is however true that some streets fare less well than others, and one of these is one of our original … Continue reading

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The Main Bridewell and Dale St shops site

The Main Bridewell, and the ‘Dale St shops site’ Liverpool It is not every day that we can celebrate the preservation, restoration, and rebirth of an iconic and historic Liverpool building. This was indeed the case though following some superb … Continue reading

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Wellington Rooms, a place for dance and laughter

Another of Liverpool’s empty buildings that creates much discussion and debate, and one that holds many memories for many people. How fantastic would it be to see this gem alive once again with the sounds of laughter and music. What … Continue reading

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‘To Demolish or not to Demolish that is the Question’

Heaps Mill – Liverpool I wonder what Joseph Heap (1762-1833) himself would have thought about the current debate on saving his early-mid-C19 warehouse? I’m sure he would firstly be amazed that it has survived so many years including changes of … Continue reading

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Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse

Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse – Built 1897 -1901 Whether viewed from the distant St Georges Hill in Everton or from the bascule bridge in its shadow, the Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse is a structure of imposing and bewildering mass. ‘If … Continue reading

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The Arcade, Lord Street – 1901

The Arcade Lord Street Liverpool 1901 – Walter Aubrey Thomas                   This stunning listed building survived The Blitz to remain standing on Lord St, although now much changed. It currently has a … Continue reading

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A Wonderous Space

Buildings can indeed be magical things, and if ever the phrase ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ was appropriate then it is in this context. Such beauty may come from a buildings setting, its detail, its unique or … Continue reading

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Jewel on the Hill

The Jewel on the Hill project involves the restoration of the former Everton Library in St Domingo Road, Liverpool, and its sensitive conversion into an international creation centre, working with the local community and beyond. Great to see this gem being … Continue reading

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