Princes Dock in
Liverpool Awarded Best Commercial Scheme 2012
THE Peel Group's Princes
Dock development in Liverpool City Centre has won Best Commercial
Scheme at the Your Move Property Awards 2012. Princes Dock, which is
home to three Grade A office buildings, Liverpool Cruise Liner
Terminal, 2 hotels, restaurants and bars, car parks, nursery, coffee
shop and deli, convenience store and three apartment buildings, was
given the award at the ceremony, that was held on Thursday, 1
The winner was determined by a number of factors including,
commercial viability, design/sensitivity to architecture in its
approach, aesthetics, suitability to end use and needs of customer,
use and space of materials.
Princes Dock also plays host to water based leisure activities such
as Dragon Boat Racing, open water swimming, and the passing of canal
boats and arrival of cruise ships at the new terminal which attracts
many thousands of additional visitors to site.
The development has excellent public transport links and has a
regular bus service providing frequent and speedy connectivity to
all parts of the City Centre and wider Liverpool region. Furthermore
the Mersey Ferry Terminal is based at Princes Dock providing regular
access to Birkenhead.
Princes Dock is a also member of the Liverpool Waterfront Business
Partnership which aims to fulfil the waterfront's potential (from
Kings Dock to Princes Dock) as a key economic driver. With a strong
mix of private and public sector partners, the Liverpool Waterfront
Business Partnership has substantial collective strength as a
delivery vehicle for the City's ambitious international agenda.
A Division of Liza Marco, Property Manager at Princes Dock said:-
"This is fantastic news for Princes Dock, over the past few years we
have seen huge changes at the development including a growth in the
number of on-site amenities to benefit occupiers, tenants and
visitors such as a nursery, convenience store and large coffee shop
and deli. We have also made aesthetical changes to enhance the
environment including creating grassed areas, introducing additional
waterfront seating, lighting up of the dock bridge and the
introduction of road front signage. Princes Dock has a stunning
backdrop with unrivalled views of the River Mersey and the new
cruise liner terminal has added to its vibrancy. Princes Dock will
continue to transform as it plays an integral part of Peel's
Liverpool Waters scheme. We are delighted that Your Move have
recognised this scheme as the successful development it is and have
presented Princes Dock with this award."
Fiona Barnet. Director of Your Move said:- "Congratulations to
Peel on winning this award with Princes Dock. Our independent panel
of judges were really impressed with the quality and quantity of
entries this year and we would like to extend our congratulations to
all of the winners."
Half in dark over mouth cancer
HALF of people would leave
a non-healing mouth ulcer longer than recommended, potentially
leaving a mouth cancer symptom going undetected.
According to a new survey, only 49% of people would seek medical
advice within less than 4 weeks, if they had a mouth ulcer. More
than 1 in 3 (37%) would seek medical advice within 1 to 2 months,
and of even greater concern 1 in 14 people (7%) would leave it
longer than 3 months.
The results are in stark contrast to other signs and symptoms of the
disease. Almost three in every 4 people (71%) would seek medical
advice within 4 weeks, if they had an unusual lump or swelling, and
a similar amount (69%) would do likewise if they noticed red and
white patches in the mouth.
The results make for worrying reading for oral health charity the
British Dental Health Foundation, organisers of Mouth Cancer Action
Month. The campaign, taking place throughout November supported by
Denplan and healthcare provider Simplyhealth, aims to educate the
general public on the risk factors, early warning signs and symptoms
of the disease.
Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Carter
OBE said:- "It is of great concern that only half of people
know how long they should wait before seeking medical advice over a
mouth ulcer. Early detection is absolutely crucial in transforming
survival rates, and those leaving a mouth ulcer longer than three
weeks are potentially risking a late diagnosis, something that
reduces five year survival rates to as low as 50%. With the benefit
of early diagnosis, survival rates can increase to up to 90%.
Classic symptoms of mouth cancer include ulcers that do not heal
within 3 weeks, red and white patches in the mouth and unusual lumps
or swellings in the mouth. Through tobacco use, drinking alcohol to
excess, a poor diet and exposure to the human papilloma virus (HPV),
often transmitted via oral sex, individuals place themselves at risk
from a disease that kills more people than cervical and testicular
With 'Ask Your Pharmacist Week' beginning today, Dr
Carter, believes now is a great time to discuss potential health
problems. "Mouth Cancer Action Month presents an
opportunity for individuals to talk to the healthcare profession
about any health concerns they may have. Although visiting the
dentist should be your action if you have any symptoms of mouth
cancer, pharmacists have a major role to play in educating the
public on the risk factors. Our message to everyone is simple; if in
doubt, get checked out."
cancer centre opens after £1.3m refit
IT all started as a
fund-raising event for a small conservatory extension to the cancer
centre at Southport and Formby District General Hospital. But 3
years after a ball to raise money for the project, the unit opened
in spectacular fashion this week extended, refurbished and
newly-equipped at a cost of £1.3m to meet the needs of patients
across north Sefton and West Lancashire.
"It's bright, light, airy and very spacious with a lovely citrus
colour scheme that really lifts the spirit; everyone is delighted
with it." said Sister Julie Marshall who manages the centre,
known locally as the Medical Day Unit (MDU).
Patients have been treated elsewhere at Southport and Ormskirk
hospitals while the seven-month rebuilding project was undertaken.
Southport-treated patients are using the new centre immediately and
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre patients who are being treated as
Ormskirk hospital will return after Christmas.
The Marina Dalglish Appeal and West Lancashire
Community Hospice Association each gave £500,000 towards the
project. Numerous other organisations and hundreds of individuals
also generously supported the work.
Trust staff members Michelle Roberts and Lynn Sprigings, who
organised the original fund-raising ball were joined by patients,
supporters and other staff to cut a ribbon to mark the operational
opening of the centre.
Michelle, who supports medical secretarial staff at Southport
hospital, said:- "I'd been treated in the old unit for
Hodgkinson's lymphoma and Lynn and I had the idea to raise funds for
a conservatory but we never imagined it would turn into something
The ball was held at the Floral Hall in spring 2010 which led to the
two charities hearing about the women's plans and ultimately giving
£500,000 each for a much bigger project.
The work sees the centre significantly expanded in
size as well as adding a light, airy semi-circular treatment area
for patients, some of whom require up to 8 hours of chemotherapy at
a time. There are also more consulting rooms and a more comfortable
Demand for chemotherapy treatments has grown by up to 15% a year
since the medical day unit was last refurbished in 2005. This has
been driven by people living longer lives and a growth in new
treatments for cancer.
Sister Marshall said:- "The new unit means we can continue to
treat more people locally rather than them facing long journeys to
specialist centres elsewhere."
Trust chairman Sir Ron Watson CBE added:- "This is a
magnificent achievement for which all those who have contributed
should feel immensely proud. It is also a spectacular new setting
that splendidly complements the outstanding care the staff this unit
are known for."
STOLEN BIKE IN SOUTHPORT
MERSEYSIDE Police are
appealing for information following the theft of a pedal cycle from
outside a shop in Southport, on Tuesday, 9 October 2012. A report
was received at about 3.20pm that a pedal cycle had been stolen from
outside The Pizza and Kebab Shop on Eastbank Street. The owner of
the bike had secured it outside the shop with a lock and chain prior
to leaving it. The offender managed to remove the chain and lock
from the bike before riding away in the direction of Scarisbrick New
Road. The offender is described as being white and was wearing a
light coloured jacket, light coloured trousers, and dark footwear.
He was possibly wearing glasses. The stolen bicycle is a Whyte
Cambridge racing bicycle and has disc brakes, frame, handlebars, and
deep wheel trims made of carbon fibre. The bike's serial number is:-
F205S1292. Officers would urge anyone who witnessed this incident or
anyone who may know the offender to come forward. They would also
ask that anyone who may have seen a bike of this type for sale or
anyone who may have bought/been offered a bike of this type to get
in touch. Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside
Police on:- 0151 777 3441 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.