premium lounge to be amongst best in the UK
LIVERPOOL John Lennon
Airport has opened its latest passenger facility as leading aviation
services provider Servisair opens the doors for the first time to
their new £250,000 'Aspire by Servisair' Airport
Lounge, believed to be amongst the best in the UK. As the
biggest airport lounge operator in the UK, Servisair are currently
rolling out the new Aspire Lounge concept to a number of airports in
Europe, each individually designed to meet the needs of different
passengers and reflect the identity and culture of their location.
The new 'Aspire'
lounge at JLA is the first of Servisair’s distinctive, modern, high
quality lounges to be developed outside of London.
The Liverpool lounge has been specially designed to
meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers with the
addition of carefully designed side tables within the seating areas,
which will facilitate laptop, iPad or gaming console charging
The choice of colours, textures
and fabrics have also been carefully selected to create a stylish,
comfortable lounge that is both visually impactful and chic.
The lounge is a total of 249sq. metres and can comfortably seat up
to 97 passengers; with twice as many as the Airport’s previous
Incorporating a relaxed environment with the very
best in customer service, the Aspire lounge offers a freshly
prepared complementary menu, including hot food, snacks, treats,
drinks and free Wi-Fi, giving Liverpool passengers the opportunity
to relax in the heart of the departure lounge, before flying off to
one of the airport’s 60 plus scheduled destinations. Everything is
self-service so guests can help themselves to as much or as little
as they like.
management team have looked at every minute detail from the ground
up ensuring that guests will receive only the best an airport lounge
has to offer at an affordable price.
All passengers can access the lounge, irrespective of airline, with
bookings either made in advance via the dedicated
website or by simply turning up
and paying at reception. Entry to the lounge and access to all its
facilities costs just £17.49 for adults and £9.99 for children under
12 when booked in advance.
Lucy O’Shaughnessy, Retail Director for Peel Airports commented:-
"In addition to Servisair’s investment in this facility, the
Airport has spent a further £300,000 to reconfigure this part of the
terminal building to create this space, in order to give passengers
more of what they want. Working in partnership with Servisair we are
delighted with this latest facility that is now available for all
our passengers to take advantage of."
Shaun Weston, Travel Services Director, Servisair added that:-
"Our aim with the new Aspire lounge here at Liverpool is simple;
to operate an airport lounge that delivers the best possible
customer experience through a smooth booking procedure, a
comfortable & modern environment, a fantastic range of food & drink
with superb facilities and all at a reasonable cost with great
Application Submitted For 3rd Phase at Norris Green
REGENERATION Liverpool, a
partnership between Liverpool City Council and regeneration
specialist Sigma Inpartnership Limited, has submitted a planning
application for the 3rd phase of development at its £100 million
scheme in Norris Green.
The Phase will see 63 new homes built by Countryside as a part of
the on-going redevelopment of the estate. 115 new homes have already
been completed on site and construction of this phase should
commence in the summer.
Subject to planning approval, the new phase situated off Heathwaite
Crescent, will comprise a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, 20 of
which will be affordable homes and 43 will be sold to private
occupiers. All of the properties will be built over 2 stories and a
number of the 3 and 4 bedroom homes will have additional garages.
Graeme Hogg, director of regeneration specialist, Sigma
Inpartnership, said:- "This is another exciting step in the
transformation of the estate, with the emphasis on quality homes and
environment being maintained. We are delighted that despite the
extremely difficult commercial environment, we are managing to push
ahead with mixed tenure product, due to the strength of interest
being shown in the scheme."
Ian Simpson, land director at Countryside, said:- "Countryside
Properties is excited to be involved with the future phases of
Norris Green Village on what is proving to be a popular development
and one that gives the local home buyers a great opportunity for
affordable home ownership."
Councillor Joe Anderson, Leader of Liverpool City Council, said
that:- "The work of our groundbreaking Regeneration Liverpool
continues to gain momentum, and this is the latest example of how it
is enabling us to bring massive improvements to our housing stock.
We’re determined to deliver high quality, affordable homes in every
part of the city, and it’s vital we work effectively with partners
to do this. It’s fantastic to see this housing scheme; an important
piece in the jigsaw in the overall regeneration of Norris Green,
making such good progress."
Councillor Ann O Byrne, the city council’s Cabinet Member for
Housing and Community Safety, said:- "In challenging economic
times, Regeneration Liverpool is giving us a significant advantage
in driving forward regeneration and providing good quality,
affordable housing for the people who need it most. I’m delighted
that our plans to deliver this next phase of new housing in Norris
Green are moving ahead. These homes will help breathe new life into
the area, strengthen community confidence and drive up the quality
of local people’s lives."
This news follows the recent announcement that Regeneration
Liverpool will be regenerating five more sites across the city in
Stonebridge Cross, the Gateacre former comprehensive school site,
Lime Street/Renshaw Street/Knowledge Quarter, Edge Hill
District Centre and Lodge Lane baths site.
It is Regeneration Liverpool’s aim to work as a partnership between
the community, public and private sectors to ensure sustainable and
effective regeneration across the city of Liverpool.
Merseyside Transport Trust Open Day Alert
THE Merseyside Transport
Trust's collection of former Liverpool Corporation Buses, ranging
from one of the first post war AECs right though to the last bus
delivered to the Corporation in 1969, and is now probably the
country's most representative preserved collection from a municipal
bus fleet. The Trust is holding an Open Day on Bank Holiday, Monday,
4 June 2012, their new premises at Osprey Place, off Tollgate Road
on the Burscough Industrial Estate, (L40 8TG). This will be a chance
to see our new premises on the Burscough Industrial Estate, and view
our entire collection! The old hangars and the track leading to them
had become unsafe for public access, so our "non-runners" had been
hidden from public view for many years. The collection includes a
growing number of buses from the Merseyside Passenger Transport
Executive (MPTE) fleet which operated most of the bus services on
Merseyside between December 1969 and October 1986 and the MPTE's
successors Merseybus, MTL and Arriva. In addition to these, we also
have a couple of former Crosville Motor Services buses, Crosville
being at one time a large operator on Merseyside. This will be a
great new opportunity to see the buses, purchase your memorabilia
and maybe even have a ride or two. For more information why not
visit the Trusts