Liverpool City Council’s masterplan for new ‘Creativity Zone’ in north Liverpool’s docklands

Proposed Ten Streets Development Area

With Liverpool City Council set to create a new Creativity Zone in the North Docks, Getintothis’ Paul Higham brings exciting news of benefit to the city’s creative and artistic communities.

Where first it was the Baltic Triangle that fell under Liverpool City Council‘s radar, providing a hub for vibrant new creative enterprises to flourish, now its attention has shifted northwards towards the city’s northern docks area.

The City Council will look to create a Cultural Enterprise Industry Hub to neighbour existing developments at the Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse Conferencing Centre and plans will be submitted to the City Council‘s cabinet on October 14 to approve what has been termed as the Atlantic Corridor Development Framework.

It is envisaged that this will encompass a zone known as the Ten Streets which will run from an area immediately north of the city centre’s commercial district to the Stanley Dock complex. The focus of the development will be on the existing architectural infrastructure, with many of the area’s former warehouses ripe for conversion and the low rent base making the area an ideal location for start-up businesses in the artistic, creative and digital fields.

Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson speaks positively about the developments suggesting that the area has been “a sleeping giant for far too long” and the opportunity exists “for the first time in generations…to resurrect its fortunes“.

Read more... Getintothis... October 2016

Stanley Dock sister to operate British Music Experience

Harvey Goldsmith's British Music Experience (BME) today announced it has awarded the bid to become operator of the museum to Titanic Belfast Ltd.

Titanic Belfast Ltd is a sister company to the Titanic Hotel at Stanley Dock and currently operates the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience.

The BME is heading for the Cunard Building after five years at London’s O2, where it had more than 750,000 visitors to see exhibits such as Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust costumes.

Read more... Liverpool Echo... April 2016

Titanic Hotel at Stanley Dock Civic Trust Award

The Civic Trust Awards is the longest standing architectural & built environment awards scheme in Europe.
Established in 1959, it recognises the very best in architecture, urban design, planning, landscape, public realm and public art.

On the 4 March the Titanic Hotel at Stanley Dock received a commendation award at the 2016 Civic Trust Awards. The judges said, "The conservation of the North Warehouse at Stanley Dock and its conversion into the Titanic Hotel has saved a monumental building at risk, which had been disused and decaying for 30 years.  

The scheme has brought new life into the building and into a neglected part of Liverpool's historic docklands. The agreement of conservation principles and a sensitive design approach have ensured that the building has retained its industrial aesthetic and character. Historic materials (bricks, cast iron windows, roof trusses and stone flags) and artefacts (wrought iron screens, shutters and hydraulic equipment) have been retained and conserved wherever possible. This first phase of the larger project for Stanley Dock will be a catalyst for the regeneration of the surrounding area."

Read more...the Civic Trust Awards... March 2016

Liverpool Waters: A waterfront for the world

Stanley Dock is in the middle of Liverpool Waters masterplan - click to enlarge image

Stanley Dock is perfectly positioned to benefit from Liverpool Waters: the planned redevelopment of a 2.3km stretch of the River Mersey waterfront and 60 hectares of the city’s historic dockland. Part of Peel Groups £50 billion Ocean Gateway investment strategy, Liverpool Waters is within the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone and is the largest opportunity listed within the UKTI’s Regeneration Investment Opportunity (RIO) portfolio. Planning was granted by Liverpool City Council in 2013 and the master plan divides the site into five distinct neighbourhoods: Princes Dock, Central Docks, Clarence Docks, Northern Docks and King Edward Triangle. 

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New regeneration plans submitted for historic Stanley Dock complex

Developers are requesting permission to refurbish Stanley Dock's South Warehouse and create 254 apartments within the Grade II listed site

One of Liverpool’s iconic Stanley Dock warehouses could soon be converted into a major apart-hotel complex.

Developers are requesting permission to refurbish the South Warehouse and create 254 apartments within the Grade II listed site.

Read more... Liverpool Echo... Nov 2015

Titanic Hotel wins Royal Town Planning Awards

The conversion of the grade two-listed Stanley Dock warehouse in Liverpool into a hotel and conference centre has won the award for overall best project in the Royal Town Planning Institute North West Awards for Planning Excellence 2015.

The North Liverpool scheme is owned by Stanley Dock Properties. The project was led by Hinchliffe Heritage.

Read more... Place North West... August 2015