Historic Dock Police Hut in Liverpool
THE Peel Group has restored
the historic 'Policemans Hut' located at Collingwood
Dock in Liverpool, just North of the Bascule Bridge at Collingwood
Dock. The Hut, although might not be very well known, as it is
largely hidden behind the dock boundary, yet its chimney is just
visible from Regent Road.
The hut, built in the 1890's was used by the Dock Police Force who
patrolled the quaysides and checked on the goods coming in and going
out of the docks.
In the 1890s a number of small
Policemen's Huts were built at intervals along the inner face of the
wall, providing shelter from the cold and rain. Each is built of
decorative brick with a slate roof and was equipped with a
fireplace, a bench and a window from which to keep watch.
The works are part of an ongoing programme of repairs and
maintenance, by The Peel Group to historic structures, within the
The restoration works to the hut (including its leaning chimney
which has recently been saved from collapse), have been carried out
by local conservation contractors Repair Services (UK) Ltd and
included repairs to the brickwork, re-roofing and the securing of
Ian Pollitt from Peel said:- "The Police Hut is an important
part of the dock heritage and it was important for us to retain this
and other historical buildings within the Liverpool Waters site.
Peel is keen on ensuring buildings such as this can be preserved or
restored where possible and we are delighted with the work Repair
Services (UK) Ltd have done on the hut."
Welcomes Richmond Luxury Living
LIVERPOOL is set to welcome
the Richmond Luxury Living to the City in the first quarter of 2013.
Based on the up and coming Hatton Garden with its perfect location
and split between the business and retail sectors of the City.
A new accommodation concept for Liverpool, Richmond Luxury Living
will open in March and will combine serviced apartment and hotel
services in its design, making it ideal for residential conferences
and events of various lengths. The collection of 51 spacious
apartments, suites, executive and classic rooms, all within a Grade
II Listed iconic building, will offer free Wi-Fi, a secretarial
service, smart TVs with video calling, and onsite conference and
meeting facilities for up to 150. There will also be free transport
to ACC for conference delegates. Furthermore, delegates will be able
to take advantage of other facilities including the recently opened
Olympus Health Club and Spa; which boasts hot classes, holistic
treatments, fitness centre, juice bar, sauna, steam, jacuzzi and
plunge baths. There will also be full entertainment systems within
the apartments, 24 hour room service and special nightlife offers
with local bars and restaurants.
Steven Hesketh, Group Director of
Richmond Luxury Living, adds:- "We are delighted to be opening
our new serviced apartment concept in Liverpool, which has work,
rest and play at the heart of its design. With guest services second
to none, we feel the development will further enhance Liverpool's
attraction to business and leisure guests and we look forward to
opening in March. Flexible accommodation provides for delegates and
visitors alike. Developments such as this continue to underline that
Liverpool is a vibrant destination."
Other facilities within the
development, which has 153 rooms between the 51 apartments, include
a concierge service, bar and brassiere, and flexible rooms able to
sleep between two and 10 guests.