TITANIC HOTEL TO
OPEN ON HISTORIC DOCK SITE
A multi million pound
renovation of one of Europe's most historic maritime sites is set to
unveil its 1st Phase; Titanic Hotel Liverpool.
The £36 million transformation of the North Warehouse at Stanley
Dock, will see the opening of the 153 bedroom four star Titanic
Hotel Liverpool and adjoining Rum Warehouse events and exhibition
space, in June 2014.
The highly-anticipated hotel launch at Stanley Dock, Liverpool will
be the 1st of a multi staged redevelopment at Stanley Dock Village,
which will transform the former Tobacco and South Warehouses, into
an innovative residential, business, retail, educational and leisure
Pat Power, Director of the Development for Stanley Dock Village,
said:- "This is set to be a spectacular addition to the
tourism and leisure landscape, not just for Liverpool but for the
UK. We have created a hotel which will be generous in size and
expressive in its personality, with a genuine devotion from quality
and to customer service. It is a hotel much like the City of
Liverpool, which we believe will be imbued with the warmth and
hospitality of the Liverpool personality."
The Grade 2 19th Century North Warehouse, was designed by Jesse
Hartley and built in 1855 and has been renamed in recognition to the
City's connection to the famous liner.
Titanic Hotel Liverpool name cements its connection to the
world-famous Titanic Visitor Centre in Belfast.
Pat added:- "This development is a Unesco World Heritage site
and was one of the storehouses of the Empire and reverberates with
character and history. We have ensured those qualities are carried
into its reinvention as a place where people can meet, sleep, do
business and enjoy themselves."
Titanic Hotel Liverpool will include a sumptuous luxury spa and will
be the home of a distinctive new restaurant destination and the
City's new hideout called:- "The Rum Bar."
Its standard sized hotel rooms will be twice as big as a UK standard
4 Star room; a result of the unique design of the original building
which stored goods from across the world such as rubber and tobacco.
The renovation project has retained the original brick and iron
features of the warehouse, complementing them with high quality
fittings and an open plan design approach, making the best use of
the building's huge spaces and vaulted brick ceilings.
The hotel's waterside terrace; situated on the historic 19th Century
dockside; has views across the dock to original Pumping Station and
to the immense Tobacco Warehouse, described as the largest brick
building in the world when it was built in the early 1900's.
The ground floor of the hotel will include a huge, light filled open
plan reception area and foyer with an exclusive VIP area and
Italian-inspired coffee destination.
The restaurant and Rum Bar will also be on the ground floor, serving
a unique menu created by industry acclaimed head chef Alex Worrall
along with craft beers, fine wines and open theatre kitchens.
Ian Wynne, Head of Hotel Operations, said:- "We believe the
hotel's quality and historical connections, combined with
Liverpool's brilliant offer as a tourist destination, will draw
people from across the world. This is about a local culture, genuine
friendliness, style and chic in quantities that matter. Our people
will reflect who and what we are, and will have genuine love and
passion for what they do."
Heritage consultant John Hinchcliffe, the former World Heritage Site
officer for Liverpool City Council, said:- "This is probably
the last major collection of historic waterfront buildings in the
UK, if not Europe, to undergo reinvention for the 21st Century. It
is an absolutely integral part of the City's World Heritage Site
status and can certainly be described as globally significant."
Sara Wilde-McKeown, chair of Liverpool City region's Visitor Economy
Committee, said:- "The opening of the Titanic Hotel and Rum
Warehouse conference and exhibition centre is a hugely significant
development for the region's leisure economy. It creates an entirely
new visitor destination and will be a huge asset as we continue to
drive the City's reputation as a destination for both leisure and
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said:- "The Stanley Dock Village
development will breathe new life into the City's historic dockland
and will play a pivotal role in the International Festival for
Business so will be showcased to a global audience in June and July
2014. It is evidence that Liverpool is a City continuing to enhance
its reputation as a tourism destination and as a City where we make
For more information and advanced bookings call:- 0151 559 3356 or
email or visit:-
For the latest updates visit their Facebook Page at:- TitanicHotelLiverpool
and also find them on Twitter: TitanicHotelLiv.
What's The Time
Report and photo by Liz
THE siblings arrived at Knowsley Safari in December, from
Gaia Zoo in Holland, and were initially housed in a smaller wooded
area that provided extra shelter to help them settle in, until they
were used to their new surroundings. The keepers have been
monitoring them daily and are now safely encouraging them to enjoy
the full habitat. Indigenous to Northern Portugal and North
Western Spain, Iberian Wolves were hunted close to extinction in the
1950s. Since then, curbs on hunting, people moving from rural areas
into Cities and protection from zoos and safari parks have helped
the population to recover. Eveline de Wolf, Head of Animal
Management at Knowsley Safari comments:- "Maria and Morena are
settled in, and exploring their full habitat. They enjoy a regular
feast of beef and rabbit, but keepers have also spotted them
catching the odd mouse or other small resident in their enclosure.
Like all wolf species, Iberian wolves live in packs consisting of
adult pairs and their offspring. We are working towards bringing in
a male in the future, with the long term aim to foster a small
40 North West England
infrastructure projects art to get major government investment
A total of 40 major infrastructure projects are due to
start in the North West this year, the government has announced.
Construction work will begin on more than 200 rail, road, local
transport, flood defence, broadband, airport infrastructure and
waste management projects across Great Britain in 2014/2015. More
than 200 major projects are also due
to be completed this year, including 45 in the North West.
The schemes due to start construction this year are part of a £36
billion planned investment, which is made up of £5 billion from the
public sector, £21 billion from the private sector and £10 billion
from joint public and private investment.
They include the Mersey Gateway which will see a new 6 lane
suspension bridge being built over the River Mersey between Runcorn
and Widnes. Work on the £589 million project is due to start this
month, with the government contributing £215 million towards the
The national schemes are expected to support over 150,000 jobs in
construction and many thousands more in other sectors following
completion. This includes the start of a £38 billion programme of
rail spending over the next 5 years.
The £600 million 'Northern Hub' rail project began
last month and includes electrification, new platforms, additional
track and upgraded stations across the North.
The investment will increase the capability of the network between
Manchester and other major towns and cities, providing
space for 700 extra trains every day and 44 million more passengers
The wider economic benefits are estimated at over £4 billion to the
region, with the potential to create between 20,000 and 30,000 jobs.
The project is due to be completed by the end of 2018.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:- "Ensuring Britain has
first class infrastructure is a crucial part of our long term
economic plan: supporting business, creating jobs and providing a
better future for hardworking people. This Government is backing
business with better infrastructure so that more jobs and
opportunities are created for hardworking people, meaning more
financial security and peace of mind for families."
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said:- "As part of
our long term economic plan, we are investing in infrastructure
around the country to create a more balanced, resilient economy.
Because of the tough decisions we have taken in day to day spending,
we can prioritise public investment where it is most needed and
create the right conditions for private investment in infrastructure
where it brings value for the taxpayer. So this year over 200 new
projects; worth an estimated £36 billion – are due to start,
creating thousands of jobs, securing future growth and delivering
the world class infrastructure Britain deserves."
If you did not know, the £36 billion of public and private
investment is the projected infrastructure investment for 2014 to
2015 in the published infrastructure pipeline, which is in 2012 to
2013 prices and can be found
These are following projects are due to start in the North West in
A556 Knutsford to Bowdon
Manchester Smart Motorways, M60 J8 to M62 J20
A5036 / Bridge Road Improvement, Sefton
A55 / A483 Interchange
A585 Bourne Way
A585 Windy Harbour Junction Improvement
A595 Mirehouse Rd Junction Signalisation
M56 / M53 Interchange
M56 J7 EB Merge
M56 Junction 11 Daresbury Improvement
M56 Junction 5
M56 Thorley Lane Bridge
M57 / M58 Interchange
M6 J26 East Roundabout
M6 J32 Northbound Widening and M55 J1 Signals, Preston
M6 Junction 16 to Junction 19
M6 Junction 17 Sandbach Improvement, Cheshire East
M6 Junction 20 to Junction 21 (Thelwall Viaduct)
M6 Junction 23 enhancements
M6 Junction 27 to Junction 28
M6 Junction 35
M62 Junction 6
M65 Junction 5
Crewe Green link Southern Section
Mersey Gateway Bridge
A500 Widening Scheme
A57 Hyde Road Localised Widening
Cutacre (Logistics North) - M61 Junction 4/Watergate Lane/A6 Salford
M57 Extensions A5300 Knowsley Expressway - Access to Opportunity and
M57 Hyde Road Localised Widening (between Far Lane and Reddish Lane)
Salford Central - Irwell Street Junction
Greater Manchester - Construction Phase
Crossens Pumping Station Refurbishment
Croston Village FAS
Gategill Beck, Threlkeld
Northwich Town Centre
Salford Flood Alleviation Improvements
Wigan Council Waste to Energy Project