Booming summer for Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

8th November 2018 | By Sam Martin

Footfall up at the Dock as summer events prove to be a massive hit with visitors. Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is celebrating after new figures show footfall to be 13% up during the six-month summer period (from April to September 2018) against the same period in 2017. Bosses at the Grade I listed attraction attribute … Continued..

Impacts 18: A Cultural Legacy

6th November 2018 | By Sam Martin

WORLD cultural heavyweights gathered in Liverpool for a unique conference that revealed some of the real legacies of the city’s year as European Capital of Culture 2008. Sir Bob Scott, who led Liverpool’s culture bid, was joined by leading political, media and artistic figures such as Lord Michael Heseltine, Maria Balshaw CBE, Ulrich Fulchs and … Continued..

BIDs From Across The Country Converge In Liverpool For The Third Big City BIDs Conference

| By Sam Martin

Liverpool BID Company, in partnership with The BID Foundation, welcomed BIDs from across the country to converge in Liverpool for the third Big City BIDs Conference to discuss the future role of the BID industry in tourism investment and cultural strategies as well as operational support. Taking place at the British Music Experience at the … Continued..

Phil Redmond receives Freedom of Liverpool

| By Sam Martin

TV producer and cultural entrepreneur Professor Phil Redmond CBE is awarded the Freedom of Liverpool. The city’s highest civic honour was bestowed on him by Lord Mayor, Councillor Christine Banks, at a special ceremony at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Friday 2 November. Born in Huyton, Phil Redmond set up Mersey Television in the early 1980s … Continued..

Video reveals new Liverpool Cruise Terminal

| By Sam Martin

Liverpool City Council has revealed the most detailed designs yet for the city’s new cruise liner terminal within Peel Land & Property’s £5bn ‘Liverpool Waters’ scheme. A 90 second fly-through video has been released online on the council’s YouTube account detailing the terminal, showcasing its state of the art passenger and baggage facility, complete with … Continued..


| By Sam Martin

National Museums Liverpool has revealed that its blockbuster exhibition,China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors, is the most popular exhibition ever held by the organisation, and it will have contributed almost £80 million to the Liverpool City Region’s economy throughout its run. The exhibition has been part of a programme of cultural excellence across the … Continued..

Liverpool to host Special Olympics GB 2021

| By Sam Martin

Liverpool is to host the Special Olympics GB Summer Games 2021 – the biggest multi-sport tournament the city has ever staged. Special Olympics Great Britain is delighted to confirm its 2021 National Summer Games – the 11th in history of the organisation – will be held in Liverpool from Tuesday 3rd August until Saturday 7th … Continued..

Cammell Laird wins two Royal Fleet Auxiliary contracts worth £619m

9th October 2018 | By Sam Martin

Birkenhead shipyard and engineering firm will maintain nine RFA vessels in two 10-year deals and vowed to create 100 new apprenticeships. Mersey shipyard and engineering firm Cammell Laird has secured two 10-year contracts to support the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels worth a total of £619m. The deal, with the Ministry of Defence, will sustain more … Continued..

LJMU wins planning consent for £64m Copperas Hill transformation

| By Sam Martin

Liverpool John Moores University’s £64m plan to redevelop the city’s former Royal Mail sorting office at Copperas Hill has secured planning consent. Designed by architects Sheppard Robson, LJMU’s scheme will  see the creation of a ‘Student Life’ building and a new indoor sports facility on the three-and-a-half-acre site. The Student Life building will provide a … Continued..

Multi-million pound plan to transform Liverpool’s Festival Park into a waterfront neighbourhood in place

| By Sam Martin

A multi-million pound plan to radically transform Liverpool’s famous Festival Park into a new “waterfront neighbourhood” is set to take a step closer next week. A report to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet on Friday 12 October is recommending the authority appoint specialist contractors to develop a remediation strategy and draft a planning application to prepare … Continued..