Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Battle of Waterloo Bicentenary and Liverpool's Wellington Rooms Rot. Its A Disgrace

Wellington Rooms-Call This Regeneration.

The Wellington Rooms-Liverpool's Disgrace.

They at the City Council talk of Regeneration and even have a Regeneration Officer appointed by Joe Anderson called Malcolm Kennedy, who it appears, is so wrapped up with Peel Holdings that he cant see the true nature of our city's historic past. 

The Wellington Rooms in Mount Pleasant were once described as a ‘house of mirth and revelry’. They were erected after funds were raised by public subscription in 1815.
An Adaptation of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates of Athens, which was illustrated in the influential publication by Stuart and Revelt Antiquities of Athens.
It had a porch on one side for the setting down of sedan chairs.
The Portico was originally open but was found to be draughty and a disfigurement to the original design was made with the blocking up.
A ballroom of some 80ft by 40ft it had a card room and a supper room.
It was thought to have been frequented by the upper classes, as subscription balls, assemblies and occasional fancy dress balls. 
How that description conjures up the most remarkable images of Georgian Liverpool. A Maritime City at the nucleus of its upward growth taking it to the city of its height in the early 20th century.
Known as The Irish Centre in the 70s and 80s, most Liverpudlians are ignorant of these facts relating the building back to the Battle of Waterloo and Napoleons defeat by the then axis powers under the leadership of the Duke of Wellington. Especially Uncle Joe "Stalin" Anderson.

And what of Chris Griffiths of the useless Liverpool Conservation office.

Next to it and with objective one funding an extension was built on the Gibbard Cathedral, that Oscar Niemeyer rip off, Paddys Wigwam while this wonderful little Georgian gem lies there, rotting, a forlorn looking Mausoleum to Liverpool's Regeneration Con. 

A disgrace. The Council Have Powers to Save This Historic Gem.

Thursday, 30 July 2015


This is a picture of a property that has been left to rot, and now the roof has fallen in. So while parts of the rest of the Baltic Triangle are being PR'd by back room organisations such as Archetype Studio Liverpool. when they were known as Aurora Media, worked for Joe Andersons as PR during his Mayoral campaign, this is reality.  The council just told all the media that the council have a good record on the Heritage At Risk in Liverpool. This was lapped up by the Echo and the Two man ( and his dog) band at Liverpool Confidential who didn't even question the figures or how they were arrived at. The council said that the buildings at risk figures are below the average for the country at 3% while the national average is 6%.
They used a method to calculate the figures that was a shameful attempt to deceive the public. 
And it did so because it deceived the media.
 If you can call Liverpool Echo and the likes of Confidential Media, with its trolls.                                                                                                                                                                   
This is the reality away from the Heritage Lies propagated by the city council.
Rob Burns should be ashamed of himself.
Rob Burns is running the planning department and is a dangerous man to Liverpool Heritage. 
 Liverpools historic warehouses are falling down in The Baltic Triangle, and will be left to fall down so that grubby property developers such as Neptune Developments or others will be able to get their dirty hands on the land.
Just look at what has happened to Bridgewater street. It has become an architectural abortion.

 This has developed while Uncle Joe “Stalin”Anderson spins rubbish about it all is happening there in the Baltic Triangle.
What is also alarming and should be considered, is
 by the media before they run with spin is that there are numerous historic warehouse property's in the Baltic Triangle that need saving. Just look at Heaps Mill they were about to knock it down, right next to a site now owned by Neptune Developments that was was owned by Trevor Jones and was home to the last ships chandlers in the city

This property is a strong looking property it looks as if it has been a bonded warehouse at some stage with its iron doors. It has very interesting iron transoms and should not have been allowed to fall into this disrepair. It is next to safestore the storage facility and is on the corner of Simpson Street and Norfolk Street. This is an obscure part of town that is not frequented by many people which is how it may have fallen under the radar.

What is even more alarming is that it has been owned by the city council for decades and is now about to fall down. 
And all we hear is rubbish about lies about how the city council is preserving historic buildings.


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

UNESCO World Heritage Committee Meeting 2015; World Heritage Committee Are Getting A Bit Fed Up With Liverpool's Proposed Cultural Vandalism.

Unesco are getting a bit fed up with the ill educated cultural vandals that are running the city. Discussed at the same meeting as war torn Aleppo and the historic town of Zabid in Yemen.
 It was discussed along with sites destroyed by the Taliban as acts of cultural terrorism.
 Liverpool is not in a third world country as many of the at risk sites but never the less it is really sailing close to the wind. Showing the city as culturally backward is something that all but Liverpool Echo reporters and their readers think is acceptable. http://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/39com/documents/
With a education via the Liverpool Echo it is understandable why the general population are letting Joe Anderson make us a laughing stock.
Henry Owen John of English Heritage has benefited from the threat and he is now at the UNESCO meeting making excuses for the DCMS who are trying to defend the Mayor who has the intellect of the Taliban in its quest to destroy cultural heritage that belongs to the world. Over three years after Liverpool Waters ticket that he was elected on. By 15% of the population that turned out to vote for him not a job has been created or a brick laid. Peel Holdings Chinese backers have been exposed as invisible and still they keep up the pretence.
 Most of the rest of the population don't seem to care who is ripping them off.   http://whc.unesco.org/archive/2015/whc15-39com-inf7Rev-en.pdf

Unesco Keep Liverpool On the World Heritage In Danger List. But They Are Losing Patience.

43. Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)  (C 1150)
read here http://whc.unesco.org/archive/2015/whc15-39com-7A-en.pdf  No 43 page 82

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 2004
Criteria (ii)(iii)(iv)
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger 2012-present
Threats for which the property was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger
The proposed development of “Liverpool Waters” Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger In progress State of conservation of the properties WHC-15/39.COM/7A, p. 82 inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger Corrective measures identified In progress
 Timeframe for the implementation of the corrective measures

 In progress Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1150/documents/ International Assistance Requests approved: 0 Total amount approved: USD 0 For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1150/assistance/ UNESCO extra-budgetary funds N/A Previous monitoring missions October 2006: joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS
 Reactive Monitoring mission; November 2011: joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS Reactive

Monitoring mission; February 2015: joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS Advisory mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
 • Lack of overall management of new developments • Lack of analysis and description of the townscape characteristics relevant to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and important views related to the property and its buffer zone
 • Lack of clearly established maximum heights for new developments, for the backdrops of the World Heritage areas as well as along the waterfront
 • Lack of awareness of developers, building professionals and the wider public about the World Heritage property, its Outstanding Universal Value and requirements under the World Heritage Convention
• Commercial development • Housing
• Interpretative and visitation facilities • Management systems / management plan Illustrative material see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1150/ Current conservation issues On 26 January 2015, the
State Party submitted a state of conservation report, which is available at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1150/documents/.
 The report addressed issues raised by the World Heritage Committee in relation to the Liverpool Waters development project and informed that all the authorities involved and the developer of the project have put in place measures to address the concerns raised by the Committee.
 The revision of the Management Plan, which is currently underway, is seen by the State Party as an opportunity to refresh the vision for the property as a whole.
 The report summarized the progress made in improving the state of conservation of the property through the repair and re-use of a number of outstanding historic buildings, previously at risk.
The ongoing revision of the Local Plan to update the necessary policies for the protection of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and the effort in promoting wider understanding of the World Heritage property are also mentioned.
 In addition, at the invitation of the State Party, a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission took place on 24-25 February 2015.
 The purpose of the mission was to undertake consultations with the State Party to see whether a final Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) and corrective measures could be agreed.
The mission background was the first draft of the DSOCR prepared by the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS and transmitted to the State Party on 29 April 2013, and a second draft prepared by the State Party on 15 April 2014 in coordination with and agreed by the property’s key stakeholders. ICOMOS considered this second DSOCR to be a ‘statement of process’, inconclusive as to the State of conservation of the properties
WHC-15/39.COM/7A, p. 83 inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger removal of threats to the property.
The Advisory mission report is also available at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1150/documents.
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre,
 ICOMOS and ICCROM The Advisory mission confirmed that the serious concern of the
 World Heritage Committee over the potential threat of the Liverpool Waters development scheme on the OUV is recognized by all the authorities and stakeholders.
The mission considered that, while there had been a number of significant achievements in protecting the OUV of the property through adaptive reuse,
The City Council is yet to complete the comprehensive measures to eliminate the threats to the OUV; in particular, the issue of the mid- and high-rise buildings of the Liverpool Waters development project has yet to be resolved.
 At the current stage of the planning process, this can only be resolved with the pro-active negotiations of the three principal stakeholders (Liverpool City Council, the developer and English Heritage). As Liverpool Waters is a 30-year long-term development project, it is likely to become an evolving concept in response to changing contexts. Nonetheless, the mission noted that the design drawings are currently being understood as plans for implementation.
Concerning the Liverpool Waters development area (located partly within the property and partly in the buffer zone), the authorities reported that to date, no construction has started on site. No detailed planning consent will be submitted in 2015 for the Central Docks and no building activity should be initiated before 2016. After noting that there is a gap between the obligations of the State Party in safeguarding the OUV and the Liverpool City Council in addressing appropriate planning mechanisms, the mission recommended that, based on the fact that no detailed planning proposal will be submitted in 2015 for the Central Docks, the State Party should provide the World Heritage Centre with an amended DSOCR by 1 December 2015.
The amended DSOCR should be based on the World Heritage Centre’s and Advisory Bodies’ note from April 2013 and on the State Party’s reply of April 2014, and should clearly indicate:
 • Effective legal measures or public/private commitments to address the threats to the authenticity and integrity of the property and to ensure the conservation and protection of its OUV;
• Design drawings for the Liverpool Waters planning project redrawn as a three-dimensional programmatic envelope indicating minimum and maximum heights, and measures to reduce the urban density and the height of the buildings from the maximums granted for the Liverpool Waters project;
 • In the context of the Neighbourhood Master plans, a review of the mid-rise developments as well as the high rise in Central Docks to reduce heights and densities;
 • The timeframe to implement those measures and other conservation actions, identifying key indicators to control the progress in the proper actions;
• Proper initiatives to increase awareness.
The DSOCR should, moreover, provide comprehensive documentation concerning the management system to be put in place to integrate the public-private investment into a realistic planning process. It is recommended that the Committee retain the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Draft Decision: 39 COM 7A.43 The World Heritage Committee,

 1.Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A,

 2. Recalling Decision 38 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014),

3. Notes that a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory mission to the property took place in February 2015 at the invitation of the State Party, and that it confirmed State of conservation of the properties WHC-15/39.COM/7A, p. 84 inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger that all stakeholders recognize the serious concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the potential threat of the Liverpool Waters development scheme to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

4. Endorses the conclusions of this 2015 Advisory mission, in particular the need to reduce the urban density and height of the proposed development from the maximums granted for the Liverpool Waters project;

 5. Urges the State Party to implement the mission’s recommendations for the revision of the draft Desired State of Conservation for the Removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) as a matter of priority;

6. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2015, an amended DSOCR, for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

 7. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2016, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016;

8. Decides to retain Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (United Kingdom of GreatBritain and Northern Ireland) on the List of World Heritage in Danger

It is hard to think that the corrupted Liverpool (dead man walking) Echo ignores the facts on behalf of Joe "Il Duce" Anderson and prints nothing about it.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Liverpool Back Before Unesco World Heritage Committee Today.

Back before the United Nations being discussed before the World Heritage In Danger Committee along with Aleppo and other third world countries that cant look after their heritage.

Are Joe Anderson and his mates at Peel Holdings the biggest threat to Liverpools skyline since the Luftwaffe

not a brick been laid on Liverpool waters and not a job created!

Here are the links to the UNESCO 39th meeting in Bonn


There is a live feed transmission link on this website

Within above document is also this link to the timetable


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Oldham Echo-Alastair Machray Has The Cheek To Ask Whats Wrong With The Echo. #TellAli his paper is corrupt.

No wonder the news is always late here is a picture of the Echo Delivery Barge winding its way down The Manchester Ship Canal from its printing press in Oldham.
Now the Editor In Chief, of Trinity "Smoking" Mirrors, Alastair Machray realising that the Echo is now a dead man walking, (we warned them of this when the Daily Post went downhill).
He then has the cheek to ask whats wrong with the paper telling the public he is going to listen to the comments.
Don't believe a word of what this man says. He and his cronies deserve the fate that awaits them. Machray has brought this once trusted institution to its knees to a place where it has become a byword for PR trash and news put together from the Mayor Joe Andersons PR website.
We have been warning them for years and now they say they will listen. Don't believe a word #TellAli says the paper will not change the only reason they are trying to kick up a PR frenzy is to sell papers.
So if you want to buy a paper that helps the Manchester economy then go ahead.
Here's a better one#TellAli to Resign and we will all be better off.