The planning application for the hotel, which has been put in by property investment firm Knightsbridge, includes a bar and restaurant, as well as 174 bedrooms.
A statement included with the application says the hotel will be a 'positive contemporary development' for the area near the station. It reads: "The scheme provides a strong presence and will act as a visual key on this prominent site.
"The high quality design and landscaping will look to ensure this sits well within the local context and not just be a neutral addition but a positive contemporary development in the area."
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1 Posted 08/09/2019 at 01:59:22
2 Posted 08/09/2019 at 03:01:37
Also, there is another even stranger Echo piece on Bramley-Moore Dock by Chris Beesley which kicks off with the bald and highly unrealistic statement:
"It has to be built now."
(I guess it depends where you put the emphasis...)
Their pitiful standard of junk journalism at times has me wretching, such is the appeal to the lowest common denominator in the structure and content of what passes for 'news items' these days.
Both are ultimately puff-pieces with little or nothing new (apart from this headline). However, am I alone in finding it somewhat ominous that both include a kind of ultimatum that suggests there is a possibility of the Bramley-Moore Dock project not happening?
“The Blues cannot afford to have any more false dawns, and nor should they be expected to put up with them either.
“On too many occasions in the past, [Everton] fans have had the rug pulled from under their feet when it comes to finding a suitable replacement for their much-loved but outdated home ground of Goodison Park.”
Why the... er... 'negativity', fellas? Get behind the project!!!
3 Posted 08/09/2019 at 07:59:43
Maybe the new stadium has gone to far down the track to be a false dawn...
Then again, if it goes tits-up, they only have to wait a few years for the average fan to cool off then start it all off again... and the hopless sheep will follow in their predictable dreams of getting one over the RS.
I said years ago that the corrupted powers that be only want one team from Liverpool.
In my lifetime, we have gone from the dominant force on Merseyside to being in the dark shadow of those who reside in our first home.
We have a long way to go if were ever going to be up where most fans want us to be.
Personally competing and beating that shower on the pitch on a regular basis is more important than a new stadium.
I was 59 yesterday sadly; I don't expect to see us achieve the above in my remaining years.
I am grateful to have witnessed the success of the 80's up close.
Have we really made any kind of progress since our new multi-millionaire owner walked into town? Between him and the fat controller, I think not.
We're forever taking one step forward, three steps back... missed opportunities, bad management, and bad luck seems to plague us into a life of football misery.
However, nothing lasts forever so just maybe we will rise to the top of the corrupt shit-pile that is known as football..
4 Posted 08/09/2019 at 09:00:04
I bet behind the scenes there is all kinds of leverage being used and tested in trying to get the best form of favourable loans from public bodies. Arguments that they are justified will be that the investment is fully part of an essential and overdue regeneration programme and infrastructure upgrade. One that benefits the local economy and social cohesiveness for many generations into the future.
The stadium is central to it all and we will be exploring all avenues for securing the most competitive finance package. Hopefully agreement can be reached that benefits everybody and the pin-striped testosterone doesn't take charge.
5 Posted 08/09/2019 at 09:07:28
Was there really any need to include this? Was there?
Mark, it does two things:
Firstly, it needlessly taints those who hold opinions different to yours as "hopless sheep" (did you actually mean hopeless or hapless?).
Secondly, it implies that, in this regard, you are somehow superior.
In the recent "Keyboard Warriors" thread, there was healthy debate about such behaviour as this. Whatever your opinions are, surely they are not enhanced by needlessly denigrating others?
And as for "predictable dreams of getting one over the RS..."? Whilst I personally never use the term RS in full or abbreviated, name a single Evertonian who doesn't (predictably) dream of putting one over our neighbours?
Even if the message proves correct, the method certainly isn't.
6 Posted 08/09/2019 at 11:56:05
Everton's Bramley-Moore 'project' is progressing as per schedule, so get a grip.
7 Posted 08/09/2019 at 12:05:55
Where would we get our woolly jumpers from if that's all we had?
8 Posted 08/09/2019 at 12:16:46
I take what was written about “It has to happen now”, Michael, is just poor journalism trying to do as you say.
9 Posted 08/09/2019 at 12:30:32
Cheer up, mate – I've got a year on you and I'm quite chipper about Everton's future as it goes!
10 Posted 08/09/2019 at 12:32:11
Agree with Tony, for what other reason would you need a decent hotel in that area for?
11 Posted 08/09/2019 at 12:46:52
Now I wonder what that relevant development could involve!
12 Posted 08/09/2019 at 13:03:54
It may have absolutely nothing to do with a football stadium.
13 Posted 08/09/2019 at 13:51:00
That last sentence is similar to my thoughts and perhaps part of the whole regeneration plan may be from something close to the area's original intention, a Liner terminal.
14 Posted 08/09/2019 at 14:02:28
Absolute win-win in my book, regardless of what we do.
15 Posted 08/09/2019 at 14:08:30
Are there any actual plans for a liner terminal that you have seen? I've seen mention of it on TW but only by us fans suggesting that it would be a good idea.
I think that, with the plans and presentation evenings with Meis, there is no way that this Stadium will not be built. I personally think that only the members of the Flat Earth Society have any real doubts, and then only because they're also terminally miserable.
16 Posted 08/09/2019 at 14:22:45
Ironically mr A Murphy my oppinion matters not to anyone but me its just a oppinion.
Football reflects the insane world we live in I have been a fan of the diverse oppinions here on TW for many years..
I can be both amused and bemused by all that I read...
I have no need to justify my words and welcome your response to my post.
I niether set out to bug myself up or hide behind the jeyboard warrier or should I say worrier.
I don't put any importance to things out of my control as in how Everton FC is run...
I do however find it amusing that football like religion or political idealism or what ever devides oppinion is just that...
The happless or hoplessness of lifes choices can easily be seen as ones own reality of how we percive this elusion or delusion of reality.
On the rare occasion I post on here its always very much tounge in cheek and always just a oppinion that my oppinion matters not...
17 Posted 08/09/2019 at 14:41:32
Link to vid of the proposed terminal. I don't read this as a concrete plan though?
18 Posted 08/09/2019 at 14:48:23
I know absolutely nothing of the overall plans for this area other than that I've read on ToffeeWeb but it is on the river and I recall many, many years ago (mid-late '60s) attending a reception on Elder Dempster's liner, MV Aureole which was docked down there somewhere.
I've also noticed in the last couple of years (although less in the last 12 months) more and more cruises advertising calling at Liverpool, most of which coincided with the refurbishment of the Cunard Building, the enthusiasm for everything Titanic and those four blokes in the band.
19 Posted 08/09/2019 at 14:53:56
It's a long road for us, as certainly the last 25 - 30 years we've slipped behind (rather a lot). Keeping with your theme, I'd be happy enough just for any cup and regular Champions League football. What Arsenal have had for years (and their fans moan).
When the day comes, Everton FC will finally have some presence again, rather than being an outdated relic.
20 Posted 08/09/2019 at 15:05:09
21 Posted 08/09/2019 at 15:19:25
22 Posted 08/09/2019 at 15:35:28
G and T's before the match! With the ubiquitous prawn sandwiches to boot...
23 Posted 08/09/2019 at 15:42:16
24 Posted 08/09/2019 at 15:54:04
25 Posted 08/09/2019 at 17:09:27
It does need re-vamping, that area, which will only help as we have the New Stadium hopefully on schedule, I can envisage it now with aerial filming of the Stadium with the re-vamped Hotels and Liner terminal.
The Royal Iris Mk II shipping North Wales, Wirral and Cheshire blues to the match, a lump in my throat, I'd best wash it down with a G&T, get in there!
26 Posted 08/09/2019 at 17:19:28
You're a Prince among men, I don't mind if I do! Cheers, see you later.
27 Posted 09/09/2019 at 09:49:44
28 Posted 09/09/2019 at 11:28:01
The regeneration Started in the eighties, and is now two-thirds complete, has created between 80,000/100,000 jobs, 20,000 residents, and already around twelve billion dollars worth of investment?
Id guess Moshiri never bought the Liver building, because it was up the road from Bramley Moore, but more because of this unbelievably big regeneration project, that is going to make some very rich people, a whole lot richer in the pocket... So lets just hope they can make us Evertonians, a whole lot richer with our memories!
29 Posted 09/09/2019 at 11:42:08
The ferries and leisure craft will bob along to the Northern Docks, disembarking their contents into the streets and concourses.
30 Posted 09/09/2019 at 11:44:51
WORK BEGINS ON LIVERPOOL'S NEW CRUISE TERMINAL.
https://www.liverpoolwaters.co.uk › work-begins-on-liverpools-new-cruise...
31 Posted 09/09/2019 at 17:43:12
33 Posted 09/09/2019 at 18:24:06
Whilst the likes of me from Cheshire may enjoy sipping our gins as we cruise to the match, I would hope that the architects have made arrangements for late buses, a decent route to Lime Street to fight along and a bar that sells a decent brown over bitter!
34 Posted 09/09/2019 at 20:04:01
35 Posted 09/09/2019 at 20:14:14
The other is less salubrious but commensurate on the prices The Boot Inn on Eastgate Row, a characterful pub which is like walking back in time. They have a strict NO Mobile Phones or Electronic Devices in both Pubs, which strikes a lot of people as being strange in this day and age. At least people talk to each other.
Anyway I'm digressing slightly they do a Stout very similar to Liffey Water, I tend to go for the Stout with Mild 50/50 £1.82 they do a bitter for about the same price Sovereign. Cheaper than Wetherspoons and decent Ale.
36 Posted 09/09/2019 at 20:31:36
37 Posted 09/09/2019 at 20:53:38
38 Posted 09/09/2019 at 21:19:26
39 Posted 09/09/2019 at 21:50:33
What have I created!
Near Northwich Derek and closer to a bath chair to be honest!
40 Posted 10/09/2019 at 00:51:57
A lot of people laughed then saying that it was a waste of time and money to build a hotel of that quality in such a run-down area, but it has been a major success and attracts many Premier League teams when playing at Goodison or Anfield. As such, no major surprise to see other investors now following suit.
41 Posted 10/09/2019 at 02:31:38
A bit like the Live Forum on Match Day when there is not a lot happening on the pitch, or we are playing a killjoy team, the Mexican Wave or fish puns tend to kick in, all good fun though at the end of the day.
42 Posted 10/09/2019 at 05:47:01
What is becoming of Scouse language like what we used to chew?
43 Posted 10/09/2019 at 11:28:21
I was having a pint of hop house 13 lager and my brother a pint of cider.
I decided I wanted another top up half pint before we left to the next pub so got 2 halves in.
My brother unwittingly then proceeded to pour the cider into my lager.
Couldn't really taste the difference too much, think my taste buds must be ailing [aleing?] now too.
44 Posted 10/09/2019 at 13:06:58
45 Posted 10/09/2019 at 16:53:13
46 Posted 10/09/2019 at 22:00:53
Do with the ‘implication' by the Echo “Surely it has to be built now” that they were suggesting there was a chance of it not happens. And of course our previous ‘cheques in the post' spectacular failures...
47 Posted 10/09/2019 at 22:02:07
48 Posted 11/09/2019 at 07:30:05
49 Posted 11/09/2019 at 13:51:11
There's still scepticism on this thread as well as many others over the last few months (even further than that) where – no matter what the club says or does – because the physical building work hasn't started yet, there's a belief amongst quite a lot on here that it won't happen. So I'm not sure what you're alluding to either, to be honest.
50 Posted 11/09/2019 at 14:26:16
A “Leg opener, or a Cherry B and Cider, designed to get your girl “In The Mood” so to speak. Not that I ever resorted to such underhand tactics, of course.
51 Posted 11/09/2019 at 15:38:41
52 Posted 12/09/2019 at 11:41:35
53 Posted 12/09/2019 at 18:02:52
Talking about the project, Mayor Anderson said, “The whole area is on the brink of a very bright future, especially when you consider the investment the council is making in the surrounding infrastructure as well as Peel's investment in Liverpool Waters and Everton's intentions for nearby Bramley-Moore Dock.”
It would appear that the area's regeneration is now past the "Pie-in-the-Sky" phase and everything is about to happen.
Moshiri probably can watch the new terminal going in from his office window, canny fellow.
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