Friday, 8 February 2013

The Scandanavian Hotel To Be......Student Digs.

Yes we need it done up and we welcome investment to any historic structure, but is that the best that can be done in a position right next to the Historic Black -E and the Chinese arch that was imported all the way from China.

All this recent talk about Chinese Investment and what do Downing do, miss the boat and do the cheapest thing that is possible and turn a building that has been subject to endless speculation into a pad for students.

It’s the cheapest option that shows a lack of imagination.

This part of Liverpool is becoming a giant student flat.

241 flats in a building this size will they be the size of rabbit hutches. Where are apartments for families that will put something back into the area that just does not feed the booze economy
And will the commercial space in the planning application provide space for another bland Tesco style supermarket to feed them.

There is always the usual roof extension that always takes any historic building one step too far.

China Town is no longer the Chinatown that we used to know restaurants are struggling and moving.
All this Chinese interest in Liverpool and the oldest Chinese community in Europe could end up students-ville if we are not careful.

This is an opportunity missed Surely if it was a Scandinavian themed hotel it would be full on every Liverpool Home match day. (as nearly all the crowd is made up of Norwegians these days).

Planning applications no 13F/0157 and 0159 (what happened to 0158) also takes in the demolition of 8 & 8A Nelson Street and is submitted by Shed KM Ltd of 61 Bold Street on behalf of GMD Investments Ltd or in other words Downing of Myrtle Street.

Here is one we did earlier

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