Flats To rent in Liverpool
Liverpool as we all know is now becoming avery vibrant City for a number of reasons.
In the last few years we have seen the construction on over 10,000 new flats and apartments in the Liverpool Area . A few thousand of these have been purpose built for the increasing student population which presently stands at around 22,000 and increasing .
With massive over seas investment mainly from Middle and Far East these investors have provided a fine selection of buildings to suit all budgets .
With John Moore’s Liverpool University now attracting more than 20,000 students per annum a very vibrant student accomadtion market has popped up in the city .
You will find a vast selection of student apartments of every size and quality both in the city it self and in many of the out laying districts.
Capital of Culture
2008 was historic year for Liverpool, from the star-studded opening ceremony outside St George’s Hall to the invasion of a giant spider and the closing ‘transition’ event at the Pier Head in January 09 – not to mention everything in between!Student based accommodation in Liverpool has seen a massive incease over the past 3 years with over 20,000 students studying at Liverpool John Moors University it is still set to increase .
The Baltic Creative Triangle
Something of a hidden gem, (and yes, you can read that as ‘up-and-coming’), the Baltic Triangle has been dubbed: “the cultural quarter”, “the city’s workshop”, “Liverpool’s answer to New York’s Meat-Packing District”, “the creative playground”.
All are right in varying degrees but inhabitants resist the need for an ultimate definition – they simply buy into an unwritten creative policy that says ‘anything positive goes’. And it works.
This area is seeing the largest increase in not only student but high quality apartments and office space .
Micro Breweries , bars , coffee shops and Liverpool One Shopping Centre are just some of the attractions .
The Beatles Museum
Be transported on an incredible journey and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of fame and fortune from their humble childhood beginnings.
Replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street and The Cavern authentically capture the early 60s, allowing you to personally experience the very places that helped make The Beatles the biggest band in the world.
Hear the story unfold through our ‘Living History’ audio guides which is available in ten different languages. All this and much more – is waiting to take you down to the Beatles Story.
The Albert Docks
The Albert Dock was not always as we know and see it today: its history dates back over 170 years to 1839. Following a period of dereliction and a complete regeneration, the Dock was officially reopened in 1988.
It was engineer and architect Jesse Hartley who submitted plans to the Liverpool Dock Office, to begin the build of the original Albert Dock.
Construction of the Dock began in 1841; the 1.25 million square feet site took five years to build and it was officially opened by Prince Albert on 30 July 1846.
Today we can proudly say that the Dock’s lofty colonnades and statuesque columns make up the largest group of Grade 1 listed buildings in the country.
The creation of Albert Dock is a testament to innovation and engineering feats: before it, the wooden warehouses of the time made fires a huge risk. As such, the Dock was the first enclosed, non-combustible dock warehouse system in the world.
JLR’s Halewood plant near Liverpool started life as a Ford factory, where 9000 people were employed to build Anglias and later, Corsairs. By 1960, Ford decided an additional UK factory was required, and Halewood was suggested by the British government. The first Anglia left the £30 million factory in March 1963, with the Corsair joining it in 1964. The Anglia was replaced by the Escort in 1967, which stayed at Halewood through five revisions until 2000. The Ford Escort had been replaced in 1998 by the German-built Focus, and the plant was rumoured to be closed when the Escort was discontinued.
However, Ford at the time owned Jaguar cars, and it was decided to build Jaguar’s new compact executive car, the X-Type (X400), at Halewood. Ford also owned Land Rover, who started building Freelander 2 at the plant from 2007. Jaguar and Land Rover were sold in 2008 to Tata Motors, and are now known as JLR. Jaguar X-Type production ended in 2009 and the car was not replaced. In July 2010, Land Rover suggested the new Range Rover Evoque model would be produced at the Halewood factory.