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News Report Page 6 of 17
Publication Date:- 2018-14-04
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Life sized dinosaurs arrive at Gulliver's World!

STEP back in time and enjoy a Jurassic experience in The Lost World of the Living Dinosaurs, Gulliver's World.

Gulliver's world is now home to 20 brand new animatronic dinosaurs. They have been unleashed at the Warrington Theme Park, offering a chance for families to go back in time. The animatronic giants offer a unique engagement with children who visit the Lost World.

The new dinosaurs have been set free in the Theme Park for guests to meet. The life sized living giants move and roar offering a unique experience suitable for all ages. Families can immerse themselves in the Mesozoic Era, experiencing the 20 new creatures close up.

Entry to the Lost World of the Living Dinosaurs at Gulliver's World is included in the price of a theme park ticket, no upgrade is needed!

Dean Kimberley, Director of Guest Services at Gulliver's, said:- "We are really excited to have 20 new dinosaurs at Gulliver's World; I think it's safe to say that there is nothing else in the Warrington area like this! Our aim is to appeal to as many families as possible; with all the rides and attractions on offer, as well as the dinosaurs, the Theme Park is a huge hit for children of all ages; a trip to Gulliver's is something for the whole family to enjoy. The dinosaurs offer a whole new world, especially for young dinosaur lovers and their parents."

The animatronic dinosaurs move in a realistic way and are a favourite at Gulliver's other 2 Theme Parks.

Dean Kimberley added:- "The huge living dinosaurs are a big talking point at the other 2 theme parks, Gulliver's Kingdom, Matlock Bath and Gulliver's Land, Milton Keynes, all our employees have been really excited for them to arrive here in Warrington. They are very impressive, towering above buildings and moving in such a realistic way. I know they are going to be a star, attraction here at Gulliver's World."

Gulliver's World has already been open over Easter for families to have fun, explore the lost world and enjoy the rides and attractions.

Open dates for Spring 2018, at Gulliver's World, Warrington will be on:-

► 21 April and 22 April 2018.

► 28 April and 29 April 2018.

Tickets are:- ₤17.95 when booked online 2 days in advance.  For more information or to book your trip, visit:- GulliversFun.Co.UK.

Operator wanted for landmark Liverpool Hotel

LIVERPOOL City Council is to launch an international search to find an operator for a landmark hotel in the heart of its ₤1bn Paddington Village development.

The City Council is announcing to the hotel sector at a special event in London this afternoon, that a tendering process with OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) will open next Friday, 20 April 2018.

Liverpool's Paddington Village, which lies within the Knowledge Quarter (KQ Liverpool) Mayoral Development Zone, is fast becoming a leading destination for health, science and education occupiers and the 250 bed hotel and serviced apartment scheme marks the next phase of development.

Following a competitive process the City Council has already appointed Ryder Architecture to design the scheme and has shortlisted 3 of the leading hotel companies (Accor, Hilton, IHG) to deliver this gateway plot.

Located opposite the new Royal Liverpool Hospital the elegant 15 storey tower will have a commanding presence across the City, as the highest venue in Liverpool, and when lit at night it will be the beacon for KQ Liverpool.

It is set to include:- a winter garden, a generous reception foyer and atrium with multi purpose conference and event facilities, function bar, restaurant and executive bar lounge, fitness suite and meeting rooms.

This new hotel would follow the development of 3 major schemes within Paddington Village, worth more than ₤100m:- The RCP's new Northern headquarters; The Spine; The Rutherford Cancer Centre North West and a new live learn centre, by Kaplan for Liverpool International College.

The ₤1bn Paddington Village scheme is 1 of the flagship regeneration projects in Liverpool which currently has ₤14bn worth of development schemes either on site or in the pipeline.

In a recent report then Council's Regeneration Department identified that 2019 is on course to register more than ₤1bn investment for a record 5th successive year.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, who announced at MIPIM the City will also be establishing a KQ Liverpool Development Company, said:- "The speed at which Paddington Village is taking shape is a great symbol of a dynamic Liverpool, 1 that is forging a world leading reputation in the knowledge economy and using it to drive unprecedented growth. Paddington Village is attracting huge international attention with the prestigious roster of names signed up to the scheme and it already has a hallmark for excellence. This new hotel will reflect that status from its design through to its service and I'm confident once complete it will be a hotel and a landmark building the City will be proud of."

Liverpool City Council, which is also currently out to tender to develop a Spatial Regeneration Framework for the KQ Liverpool Gateway, will shortlist in mid-June 2018 and will announce the hotel operator by August 2018.

Operators can express their interest via ProContract; the City Council's procurement system; online.

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