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YOURMOVEMAGAZINE.COM

5 MAR – 18 MAR 2010

LIVERPOOL’S GUIDE TO PROPERTY & CULTURE

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OUR 2 BED APARTMENTS ARE LARGE – THEIR PRICE ISN’T. FROM JUST £152,950* Example: Plot 203 - 901sq ft

Stylish, contemporary and a hi-spec finish – city centre living has never been more appealing. But the biggest asset these apartments boast is their size. Surprisingly spacious – surprisingly affordable. With a business district location, balcony and parking available, best get moving! Visit www.theperfectsquare.co.uk to view our Vodcast and take a tour around St Paul’s Square with Melissa Porter, TV presenter & property expert.

For enquires contact the agents

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Misrepresentation Act: The particulars in this advertisement has been produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide and do not constitute the whole or part of any contract.  All liability, in negligence or otherwise, arising from the use of the particulars is hereby excluded.Please note prices are correct at time of press. Bathroom image is indictive only. *£152,950 relates to plot 203 only.


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Fir Grove Netherton L30

Quality homes at affordable prices Fir grove is a new development, of 2 & 3 bed homes, available to buy through shared ownership, or rent now and buy later. HomeBuy is a government supported initiative designed to help you get on the property ladder.

The Brookhouse 3 bedroom home from

£59,000 for a 50% share*

or £480pcm

The Moorbridge 2 bedroom home from

£52,500 for a 50% share*

or £440pcm

To view this property, or to apply,

call HomesHub on 0845 603 4559 homeshub@neighbourhoodnvestor.com | www.homeshub.co.uk

*Buyers must be eligible. Rent is payable on the remaining 50% share. Contact us for more details. HomesHub is part of plus dane group


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Contents The Your Move team has been busily putting together this special, bumper edition to include the Go supplement, with everything you need for when you’re about town. As always, we’ve been sourcing our pick of the property market, with the best to rent or buy. Redrow’s New Heritage homes in Garston are on the table when I share Thai tapas with Christine Aitken at the Palm Sugar Lounge, and Jon Kearney interviews Marco Pierre-White about cooking up a storm in Aughton. In the Go supplement we preview the pick of the best club nights, plays, concerts, gigs and comedy, and, of course, don’t forget to add us on Facebook.

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Four best buys WHAT’S ON THE MARKET?

MOUNT STREET, GEORGIAN QUARTER, CITY CENTRE L1

IAN TAYLOR sales and lettings consultant at Keppie Massie Residential VIEW NOW 0151 236 9660

How much? £525,000 Number of bedrooms Four Close to Liverpool One, bars, restaurants and the cathedrals Benefits from Outdoor space Best feature Farmhouse style kitchen with Aga Agent’s view “This house has been tastefully and lovingly renovated by the current owners and offers a real high class of property and potential home. One of the most impressive houses I've seen for a long time in this area.”

OCTOBER DRIVE, ANFIELD L6

SHEILA RENSHAW proprietor at Priory Property Services VIEW NOW 0151 260 0300

How much? £149,950 Number of bedrooms Three Close to City centre and local amenities Benefits from Location on a popular development Best feature Master bedroom with en-suite shower Agent’s view “We are pleased to offer this semi-detached property situated in a popular residential area, an ideal family home. The property has been reduced from £149,950 and includes a reception room, kitchen/diner, central heating, double glazed, alarmed, with front and rear gardens and allocated parking.”


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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

THE COLONNADES, LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE L3

SHANNON CONWAY associate at King Sturge VIEW NOW 0151 242 6490

How much? £695,000 Number of bedrooms Three Close to Albert Dock and waterfront Benefits from Views of the river Best feature Original brick work Agent’s view This stunning duplex penthouse apartment is set in the grade I listed Albert Dock, a World Heritage Site. Offering approximately 2000sq ft, the property benefits from a generous open plan living space, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, en-suite and WC."

TAVINGTON ROAD, HALEWOOD L26

NICOLA GARDNER senior negotiator at Homesure Property VIEW NOW 0151 733 3001

How much? £350,000 Number of bedrooms Five Close to Halewood Village Benefits from Driveway and two single garages Best feature Large and airy kitchen Agent’s view “This is an immaculately presented modern detached family house. Formerly the show home, it has been finished to a high specification with extra modification from the vendors, all to an excellent standard. Includes an excellent family size conservatory, and gardens to the front and rear.”

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Sales 0151 330 5333

Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Naylors Road, Liverpool REDUCED BY SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT FOR QUICK SALE!!

Modern duplex apartment 2 large bedrooms, en-suite to master New kitchen, river views 24hr security service, parking

From £125,000 TO £186,000

£199,950

Penmann Close, Halewood

Clinton Road, West Derby

Canning Street, Georgian Quarter

Deceptively large four bedroom house Recently redecorated & much improved Dining room, kitchen, utility & games room Double glazed, gardens & driveway

£185,000

£140,000

£139,950

£129,950

Trafalgar Court, City Centre

View 146, Everton

Wood Street, City Centre

Preston Point, City Centre

Well presented top floor apartment 1 bedroom, double glazing Timber decked balcony 75% shared ownership basis

£89,995

Huyton Church Road, Roby

5th floor studio apartment Views across City & River Mersey Laminate flooring, DG, intercom security Lift access & secure allocated parking

£67,500

£64,950

0151 292 8880

19 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QA Ivy Farm House, Eccleston

View 146, Everton £2,000 CASH BACK ON COMPLETION IF ASKING PRICE OFFER RECEIVED

EW

Apartment with sitting tenant Ideal opportunity for landlords 1 double bedroom Ideally located for local amenities

Well maintained 3 semi detached Gas central heating and double glazing Garden to the rear & driveway to front Ideally located in quite residential estate

£128,950

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£99,950

Top floor two bedroom apartment Lounge, open plan kitchen, breakfast bar Double glazing & secure parking Cathedral views and loft space storage

EW E N RIC P

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£121,950

Two bedroom 10th floor apartment Electric heating, DG, Intercom security, lift access, secure parking & terrace views across the city, river & Wirral

EW

2 bedroom top floor apartment, generous sized lounge, bathroom, separate kitchen Residents permits for parking, close to University, Cathedrals & restaurants

Well presented 2 bedroom apartment Close to Lime Street Station Original features throughout Residents parking

N

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Fabulous 3 bedroom semi detached Gardens front & rear & driveway Conservatory, 2 reception rooms Converted Garage

Scorpio Close, Dovecot

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OFFERS CONSIDERED

Fantastic opportunity is available exclusively for landlord investors Offering a selection of luxury apartments in the magnificent Lever Court development. High specification throughout, ideally situated close to Liverpool's famous LONE shopping centre and Albert Dock. Buy a luxury furnished apartment and achieve a 5% rental yield for up to 10 years "guaranteed". 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are available some with balconies. Opportunity not to be missed Call us now for further details

LANDLORD / INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY

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Luxury 4/5 bedroom detached family home. Dressing room and en-suite to master bedroom Large plot, Privacy to rear Gated private access, integral double garage, WC, lounge area, dining room, study/sitting room, modern fitted dining kitchen, breakfast bar and utility room. Double glazing and gas central heating. Viewing are highly recommended

OIRO £625,000 Falkner Square, Georgian Quarter

Lever Court, City Centre

Waterloo Warehouse, Docklands

Cringles Drive, Tarbock

Newark Close, Huyton

Holt Lane, Rainhill

EW

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Detached 5 bedroom Farm House Popular location Many original features Paddock and extensive gardens

Victorian detached house 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms Set on 3/4 of an acre Viewing is essentia

Detached Bungalow Two bedrooms & conservatory Central heating, double glazing Driveway, garage and gardens

Modern detached home Three bedrooms Central heating & double glazing Drive, garage and gardens

Extended End town house Three bedrooms Central heating and double glazing Drive, garage and gardens

£849,950

£399,950

£174,950

£155,000

£135,000

Newark Close, Huyton

Windy Arbor Close, Whiston

Spinney Way, Huyton

Cross Street, Prescot

Hey Park, Huyton

£126,950

Extended Semi detached house Three bedrooms Central heating and majority DG Drive, garage and gardens

£125,000

Mid town house Three bedrooms Central heating Gardens, No Chain

£99,950

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Modern mid town house Two bedrooms, Conservatory Central heating and double glazing Driveway and garden

End terrace property Two reception rooms Central heating and double glazing No onward chain

£82,000

andrewlouis.co.uk

First Floor Flat One bedroom, Lounge, Kitchen Central Heating & Double glazing No chain and Garage

£64,950


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Lettings 0151 330 5321

Muskers Building 1 Stanley Street L1 6AA Pall Mall, City Centre

Waterloo Quay, Docklands

The Atrium, City centre

Furnished docklands apartment 2 double bedrooms Views across River Mersey Secure parking

£950pcm

2 bedroomed apartment Nicely presented Ideal city centre location Close to shops, bars and amenities

£650pcm

City Quay, Docklands

EW N

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EW N Luxury 2 bedroom apartment City centre location Close to local amenities Secure parking

Pennyford Drive, Aigburth

Fully furnished apartment Overlooking Sefton Park 2 large bedrooms, secure entry system Communal gardens, allocated parking

£650pcm

£650pcm

Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment Fully furnished to a high standard Washer dryer and dishwasher Double sized bedrooms

£625pcm

Beetham Tower, City Centre

The Reach, City Centre EW

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Challenge us to agree a let on your property in 3 weeks

Take the

3 week andrewlouis

1 bedroom 11th floor apartment Fully furnished River views Must be seen!

£600pcm Wavertree Gardens, Wavertree

****COMING SOON**** Fully furnished apartment 2 large bedrooms, secure entry Modern bathroom

£600pcm

Trust us to get the Job Done! andrew louis

challenge

2nd floor apartment 3 large bedrooms Close to local shops and bars Fully furnished

Lisbon Building, City Centre

Call us today on 0151 330 5321 to arrange a FREE NO OBLIGATION Appraisal

Well presented City Centre apartment Offered fully furnished Fitted kitchen Integrated appliances, must be seen!

(Terms of Business Apply)

£550pcm

£550pcm

Jugglers Yard, City centre

Royal Quay, Docklands

Top floor duplex apartment 1 bedroom, en-suite shower room Spacious living area Parking space

Good sized 1 bedroom apartment Laminate flooring throughout Allocated parking space Visitors parking

Oak Terrace, Kensington

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Selection of 2 & 3 bed apartments Re-furbished to a high standard Close to universities & Royal Hospital Viewing Essential

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Fully furnished apartment 1 double bedroom Open plan living Must be seen!

Lynstead Avenue, Dovecot

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Princes Avenue, Toxteth

3 bed town house Double Glazing, GCH Rear Garden Good Location

£550pcm

£550pcm

£550pcm

From £550pcm

£500pcm

Jugglers Yard, City Centre

Renaissance Quarter, City Centre

Belvidere Road, Princes Park

Belvidere Road, Princes Park

Day Street, Old Swan

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Various 1 and 2 bedroom apartments Luxury open plan living City centre location Parking available

From £500pcm

Unfurnished 1 bedroom apartment Situated near Victoria Street City centre location Must be seen!

£495pcm

Recently decorated 1 bedroom apart Situated close to Sefton Park Secure entry system On street parking

£425pcm

2nd floor unfurnished apartment 2 bedrooms, carpeted throughout Close to local amenities Viewing essential!

£400pcm

andrewlouis.co.uk

2 bedroom end of terrace Modernised throughout Close to public transport links Gas central heating, double glazing

£395pcm


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City Centre Office, 30/32 Exchange Street East, Liverpool L2 3PQ Tel: 0151 236 2332

THE REACH

Fifth Floor Apartment Two Double Bedrooms, Open Plan Living Are Kitchen, Bathroom/W.C. Balcony, Secure Car Space

£124,950

BURLINGTON STREET

An attractive style of two bedroom mid town house off Vauxhall Road. Excellent first home and an early inspection is well recommended.

NEW

£92,500

FRANCINE CLOSE

CORNHILL

Sixth floor apart, two double bedrooms, lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom/wc, ensuite shower room, balcony, car space,no chain

£139,950

Ground floor apartment, two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom/wc, parking, gas central heating, UPVC double glazing, no chain

Second floor apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, modern fitted kitchen, contemporary bathroom, upvc double glazing, inspection recommended £99,950

Ground floor apartment, two bedrooms, lounge/dining room, kitchen, bathroom/wc, central heating , no chain

£89,950

HARTINGTON ROAD

LEMON STREET

Ground floor flat, two double bedrooms, lounge kitchen, bathroom and separate wc, upvc double glazing, no chain

NEW

£39,950

THE SIDINGS

GAMBIER TERRACE

£129,950 CHANCELLOR COURT

Third floor apartment, two double bedrooms, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, bathroom, secure car space,DG, balcony with city views

NEW

£129,950

Ground floor apartment, two bedrooms, open plan living area, fitted kitchen, shower room/wc, UPVC double glazing, secure car space

NEW

£105,000

IRWELL CHAMBERS

First floor apartment two bedrooms, open plan living area fitted kitchen, bathroom/wc no chain

NEW

£79,950

Properties available to Let 0151 207 5923 WATERLOO QUAY, L3

MARINERS WHARF, L3

GAMBIER TERRACE, L1

Fabulous 2 bed 1st floor furnished corner apartment situated in the Waterloo Quay developement. Offering stunning views across the dock. £750pcm

Modern one bed apartment situated on the first floor of this popular waterfront development, with impressive views from the lounge and bedroom. £550pcm

Large double bedroom unfurnished apartment situated in a prime residential position overlooking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

EAST QUAY, L3

THE REACH, L3

HEYSMOOR HEIGHTS, L8

£650pcm

PRINCES COURT, L8

A first floor one bedroom unfurn apart on Croxteth Road. Modern kitchen/bathroom, DG, under floor electric heating, Gardens and parking

SMITHDOWN ROAD, L15

ABBEYGATE APARTS, L15

A first floor apartment located in the heart of Wavertree. Lounge, fitted kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, gas central heating and double glazed, parking £475pcm

ASHLAR ROAD, L17

Awaiting Photograph

Fabulous fully furn 3rd floor apart in Wapping Dock, great views across to the Anglican Cathederal. CH, spacious, split level Lounge/Dining Room

£750pcm

10 Your Move

One bed unfurnished apart within popular City Centre development, lounge, fully fitted modern kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom. £495pcm

A two bed unfurn 1st floor apart off Greenheys Road. Lounge, fitted kitchen with appliances, two double bedrooms, EH, DG, alloacted parking £475pcm

A choice of two bed 2nd floor furn aparts close to amenities. Open plan lounge/diner/ kitchen, bathroom, central heating and double glazing £550pcm

A spacious part-furn three bedroom semi off Elmswood Road. Lounge, sitting room, kitchen/diner, bathroom, GCH, part DG, gardens, garage and driveway £725pcm


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City Centre Office, 30/32 Exchange Street East, Liverpool L2 3PQ Tel: 0151 236 2332

SOUTH FERRY QUAY

BEETHAM TOWER View from apartment

A much improved three storey townhouse occupying a sought after waterfront position within easy reach of the city centre. The property enjoys views across the marina to the city including the anglican Cathedral. The kitchen, bathroom and en-suite shower room have been refitted by the previous owners. An early inspection is strongly recommended.

THE COLONNADES

View 360 degree tour on our website

A rare opportunity to purchase a unique, stunning duplex penthouse apartment situated on level twenty five and twenty six of the prestigious Beetham Tower development. Bang & Olufsen sound and vision system plus electronic custom made blinds to the lounge and dining room and Italian leather bound blinds to both bedrooms. Designer furniture package by separate negotiation.

£285,000

THE COLONNADES

£550,000

A spacious three bedroom apartment situated on the fourth floor of this prestigious waterfront development at Albert Dock. 24 hour concierge on reception. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of stylish units with granite worktops and integrated appliances, en-suite shower room to the master bedroom. The property enjoys views across Albert Dock to the city, two secure underground car spaces. An early inspection is strongly recommended .

£625,000 BEETHAM PLAZA

A rare opportunity to purchase a stunning two bedroom apartment situated within this prestigious development at Albert Dock. The property has been the subject of much improvement by the present owner. The kitchen has been refitted with a comprehensive range of luxury units. Both the main bathroom and en-suite shower room have been refitted to a high standard, impressive river views, wet central heating with feature state of the art radiators to the lounge and entrance hall. Concierge on reception, secure underground car space, secure store room. An early inspection is considered essential to appreciate the many features of this fabulous apartment.

THIS IS JUST A SAMPLE OF THE PROPERTIES WE HAVE FOR SALE. WE HAVE MANY MORE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE www.suttonkersh.co.uk INCLUDING FLOORPLANS AND VIRTUAL TOURS

ALEXANDRA TOWER

SOUTH QUAY, WAPPING

CANNING STREET

A luxury two bedroom apartment situated on the fourth floor of this much sought after waterfront development opposit the recently constructed Kings Dock Arena. The development is also adjacent to the prestigious Albert Dock. The property enjoys views across Kings Dock to the river, secure allocated car space with remote controlled access. An early inspection is strongly recommended.

A rare opportunity to purchase this elegant grade ll listed town house situated within the fashionable Georgian quarter of the city. There are four bedrooms and an impressive first floor lounge which extends the full width of the property and features an open fireplace. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of modern units and there is a gas fired system of central heating. There is also a self contained granny flat at lower ground floor level.

£395,000

A rare opportunity to purchase this three bedroom duplex penthouse apartment situated on the 25th and 26th floors of the prestigeous Alexandra Tower development on the waterfront close to the world famous 'three graces' and the cruise liner terminal. This stunning apartment enjoys impressive river and city views and features a spacious terrace and two secure car spaces. Alexandra Tower is a landmark addition to the Liverpool skyline and is set to become one of the most sought after addresses in the city. An early inspection is considered essential to appreciate these many features of this magnificent property.

£595,000

NEW

£249,950

A spacious two bedroomed apartment situated on the fifth floor of this prestigious development on The Strand enjoying impressive views of Mann Island and the world famous 'Three Graces' comprising of the Cunard building, Liver building and Port of Liverpool building. The development benefits from concierge on reception and a residents gymnasium. An early inspection is strongly recommended.

£275,000

£495,000

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WE CURRENTLY HAVE BUYERS WAITING FOR CITY CENTRE APARTMENTS. CALL NOW IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY

£210,000

EW N THE COLONNADES Duplex penthouse, two levels with open plan lounge and dining areas, kitchen with utility, 2 double bedrooms with ensuite. Study area and balcony. 2 Parking spaces and concierge.

£695,000

£575,000

£325,000

SMANOLIS YARD Duplex penthouse in Manolis Yard development. Fitted kitchen, lounge with views over the city centre, dining room/3rd bedroom, two additional double bedrooms, bathroom and en-suite. Balcony and roof terrace offer panoramic views over the city. Secure parking.

BEETHAM PLAZA Stunning duplex, penthouse apartment with spacious roof terrace overlooking the Three Graces. Comprising three bedrooms, open plan living and dining areas, double height ceilings, family bathroom, ensuite and WC. TWO secure parking spaces, 24 hour concierge and Residents' Only gym.

£222,950

WATERLOO WAREHOUSE Briefly comprising living and dining room, seperate kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and dressing room. Benefits from a Juliet balcony giving views over the docks.24 hour manned security. Secure allocated parking space.

£159,950

£175,000

UNITY BUILDING Duplex apartment on the 12th and 13th floors of this iconic building. Comprising open plan living and dining area, fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, ensuite and bathroom. Views over the river front and Three Graces. Concierge AND secure parking. Good price high demand expected.

£90,000

SELECTION OF STUDIO, ONE AND TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE, STARTING FROM

NEW

£228,950

WATERLOO WAREHOUSE 1365sq ft comprising split-level lounge and dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom.Exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings and original steelwork. Views of the dock, through Waterloo Quay and across the River Mersey to the Wirral. Secure parking, 24hr security.

EW N

UNITY BUILDING 15th and 16th floor duplex apartment comprising open plan living area and kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Balcony with river views, secure parking, gym, 24 hour concierge. Very popular development.

Under Offer £111,965

EW N

£110,000

EW N MANHATTAN PLACE Well positioned 4th floor corner apartment situated in popular development. Comprising two double bedrooms, open plan living area and kitchen, and bathroom. Balcony overlooking public square, secure allocated parking.

£750pcm

CHANDLERS WHARF • Two double bedrooms • Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area • Benefits from balcony • Two double bedrooms • Master en-suite • Fully furnished incl plasma TV • Includes secure allocated parking • Available early March

£650pcm

GAMBIA • Located in the Georgian Quarter • One bedroom • Unfurnished • Retaining many original features • Lounge/dining area, kitchen and bathroom • Residents parking is available • Communal garden and private courtyard • Council tax band A

£525pcm

ONE PARK WEST • Studio apartment. • Open-plan living • Furnished to a high standard • Without parking, although parking can be added for an additional cost • Viewing Recommened

£800pcm

WATERSIDE APARTMENTS • Open plan living • Two DOUBLE bedrooms • Small balcony • Fully furnished to a high standard • Immediately available • No parking available

£700pcm

ONE PARK WEST • One bedroom • Top floor apartment • Fantastic veiws of the River and • Three Graces • Comprising an open-plan living • Fully furnished • Available early March

£550pcm

THE SYMPHONY • One bedroom • Open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area • Double bedroom • Fully furnished • Balcony with views • Available mid March

£800pcm

WATERLOO ROAD • Two double bedrooms • Situated in Waterloo warehouse. • Fitted kitchen • En-suite • Allocated parking space • 24hr manned security • Immediately available

£700pcm

ST PAULS SQUARE • Two DOUBLE bedrooms • unfurnished • Open-plan living, dining and kitchen area • Two bedrooms • Master with ensuite • Two balconies • Secure allocated parking • Available end of February

£600pcm

ARGYLE COURT • Third floor apartment. • Situated Ropewalks area if the city centre • Open plan living, dining and kitchen area • One double bedroom • Fully furnished • Views towards the Albert Dock • Available from 9th March 2010 • Viewing Recommended

CALL NOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON OUR FIND TENANT AND MANAGED SERVICE AND TO ARRANGE FOR A FREE MARKET APPRAISAL. PROFESSIONAL TENANTS WAITING

£750pcm

QUEBEC QUAY • Two bedroom • Furnished apartment • Juliet balcony • Modern kitchen with dining area • Master bedroom with En-Suite • Allocated parking and storage • Available 18th March

£600pcm

DUKES TERRACE • Second floor apartment. • Comprising of open plan living • One double bedroom • Situated in the Ropewalks area of the city centre • Fully furnished to a high standard • Viewing recommended

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ST PAULS SQUARE Price based on 70% of the purchase price. Two bedroom apartment. The property comprises open plan living and kitchen area with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms and two contemporary bathrooms. Benefits from a balcony overlooking the square. Parking is available at an additional cost.

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CINAMMON BUILDING Well presented bright and airy apartmentsituated in the popular ropewalks area. Briefly comprising open plan lounge, kitchen bedroom and shower room. Property benefits from floor-toceiling windows and under floor heating. An ideal property for buyto-let investors and first time buyers.

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Pall Mall

Wapping Dock

Hatton Garden

Sir Thomas Street

Victoria Building

The Albany

Office Quarter, City views Two bedroom, second floor Balcony, Secure parking

North Quay, Stunning Conversion, Two Double Bedrooms, Parking

Luxury duplex penthouse stunning city views secure parking, two beds

One bed Fully furnished Great central location

Spacious fully furnished one beds, GCH and central location

Selection of one bed duplex fully furnished apartments

£139,950

£239,950

£187,750

£500pcm

£525-£550pcm

£550-600pcm

Armstrong Quay

Huskisson Street

206 The Reach

Sovereign Chambers

Mono Building

X Building

Two bedrooms Balcony Stunning Views

Stunning Georgian townhouse, Self contained flat providing rental income, Immaculate

We advise that an offer has been made on this property for the sum of £105,000. Any person wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their best offer within seven days. Please call City Residential on

Two Bed, Fully Furnished Spacious Apartment, Modern Conversion

Two bed, fully furnished modern specification secure allocated parking

Two bed Fully furnished Secure allocated parking

£137,500

£600,000

0151 231 6101

£600pcm

£650pcm

£700pcm

Cumberland Street

Cathedral Point

Quebec Quay

The Albany

Westminster Chambers

Royal Quay

Two bedrooms Large Terrace Secure Parking

A selection of refurbished One and two bedroom apartments

Stunning Penthouse 2 bed, two bath, Large reception rooms, Parking

Two bed, furn duplex, modern conversion, secure allocated parking

Two bed fully furnished, Two double bedrooms Modern conversion

Two Bed, Fully Furn, Great Location, Secure Allocated Parking

£134,950

From £99,950

£297,500

£725pcm

£750pcm

£575pcm

Coopers Terrace

Hope Street

Beetham Plaza

Alexander Court

Beetham Tower

City Quay

75% shared ownership Two bedroom Ropewalks location

Georgian Quarter, Five Storey Georgian Town House, Four bedrooms

Two Double Beds, Large Living Area, 24/7 Concierge, Parking

Two double bedrooms, furnished, secure allocated parking

One Bed, 20th Floor Luxury Apartment, Fully Furnished, Great Views

Selection Of Two Bed Spacious Apartments, Fully Furn, Parking

£110,000

£540,000

£220,000

£575pcm

£600pcm

£575-£625pcm

Quebec Quay

Cable Yard

Waterloo Quay

Quebec Quay

South Ferry Quay

Wapping Dock

Two double bedrooms, ensuite, modern kitchen, secure allocated parking

80% Shared Equity Two bedroom, third floor Business quarter location

2 Double Beds, En-Suite Shower Room, Secure Parking, Excellent Price

Two bed apartment, fully furnished, secure allocated parking.

Three Bedroom Aparts, Fully Furnished, Views Across The River, Parking

Two bed spacious apart fully furnished, secure allocated parking

£152,500

£95,000

£134,950

£750pcm

£750pcm

£850pcm

81/87 Victoria Street, The Old Haymarket, Liverpool L1 6DG 0151 231 6100/6101 sales@cityresidential.co.uk | lettings@cityresidential.co.uk | www.cityresidential.co.uk Your Move 13


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COSMOPOLITAN HOUSING GROUP L20

Wadham Road, Bootle

A new development of affordable homes available under the ‘New Build Homebuy’ scheme Two bed houses from £26,250 for a 25% share Also Available Under Rent To Homebuy at £420pcm • 2 Bed Houses • Lounge/ Dining Area • Kitchen • Family Bathroom • Ground Floor W.C. • Gas Central Heating • Triple Glazing • Designed to a high quality, energy efficient standard • High Quality Floor Coverings Provided To All Rooms • Fitted Kitchens Include Integrated Appliances: Washer/Dryer, Oven & Hob, Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher SHOW HOME NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING!!!

£26,250 for a 25% share

APARTMENT TO LET in the desirable Georgian Quarter Cathedral Point, 26 Upper Hope St, L7 Key Features: Open plan lounge/kitchen Fitted kitchen with oven & hob 2 bedrooms, Master with En-suite Family size bathroom Floor coverings throughout Economy 7 heating Original Sash windows with secondary glazing Viewing Highly recommended

L20

Banbury Court AVAILABLE FOR RENT £440pcm Service Charge £41.04

• Luxury 2 Bed Ground & First Floor Apartments • • Lounge / Dining Area • • Fully Fitted Kitchen With Integrated Appliances • • Bathroom With Fitted Suite • Floor Coverings Throughout • • Double Glazing • • Central Heating • • Allocated Parking Spaces • • Viewing Recommended •

Apartment 1 £625pcm

£440pcm plus £41.04 Service Charge

L8

Hartington Road

• A Mid Town House • • Lounge • • Fitted Kitchen • • Downstairs WC • • 3 Bedrooms • • First Floor Family Bathroom • • Gas Central Heating • • Double Glazing • • Driveway • • Rear Garden • • Viewing Highly Recommended •

• A Selection Of 2 Bed Refurbished Apartments • • Open Plan Living Room/Kitchen • • Fully Integrated Kitchen • • Bathroom • • Two Bedrooms • • Gas Central Heating • • Double Glazing • • Door Entry System •

£450pcm including Service Charge Aveling Drive & Sycamore Drive, Banks

PR9

NEW BUILD HOMEBUY OPPORTUNITY Prices starting from £41,250 for a 25% share, service charge £22.35pcm Also available on the Rent to Homebuy scheme Rent £500pcm service charge £7.70pcm A New Development Of Affordable Homes For Sale Key Features: • A choice of 2, 3 & 4 Bed Houses • Lounge • Kitchen/Dining Area • Family Bathroom, with electric shower • Ground Floor W.C. • Gas Central Heating • Double Glazing • Front & Rear Gardens • High Quality Floor Coverings Provided To All Rooms • Fitted Kitchens Include Integrated Appliances: Washer/Dryer, Oven & Hob, Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher

£41,250 for a 25% share

L8

Greengables

AVAILABLE FOR RENT £450.00pcm Including Service Charge

£154,995 with 5% deposit paid

L8

Padbury Street • Lounge • *Breakfast Kitchen • • Ground Floor W.C • • Three Bedrooms • • Bathroom • • Double Glazing • *Gas Central Heating • • Front & Rear Gardens • • Conservatory • • Inspection Highly Reccomended •

£125,000 Reduced For A Quick Sale

CALL NOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON 0151 224 0336 COSMOPOLITAN HOUSE, 2 MARYBONE, LIVERPOOL L3 2BY 14 Your Move


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Bulloch House 10 Rumford Place, Liverpool, L3 9DG

0151 236 9660 Lettings 0151 255 2290 Sales

Fax: 0151 255 2288 email: property@keppiemassie.com KeppieMassieRes

RESIDENTIAL SALES – LETTINGS Irwell Chambers

• • • • •

1 bedroom Top Floor Apartment Needs Modernization No Chain Suitable for first time buyer Or investment £54,995

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Unity Building

• • • • •

Two Double Bedroom Duplex Apart Integrated Fitted Kitchen Views Towards River Mersey 24 Hour Concierge Residents Gymnasium £179,950

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Lavishly Refurbished Executive Apart Much Larger Than Average Wrap Around Balcony Lounge And Dining Area, Kitchen Master Bedroom With En-Suite Reduced To £164,950

Four Bedroom Semi Detached Three Reception Rooms Double Glazed and Central Heated Modern Kitchen, No Chain Involved In Need Of Some Refurbishment £140,000

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Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Electric Heating Competitively Priced No Ongoing Chain

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Duplex Penthouse Apartment Award winning development Fully furnished Two double bedrooms Parking permits available £750pcm

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Converted upper ground floor apart Spacious living/dining room Two bedrooms, Unfurnished Bathroom and shower room Gas fired central heating £625pcm

Duplex Apartment 1,200 sq ft of Living Space Impressive Lounge State of the Art Fitted Kitchen Parking and Communal Gardens £795pcm

The Gallery, Sefton Street

• • • • •

Two Bedroom Fully Furnished Recently Completed development Amazing high specification Parking available at £50 per month £750pcm

Eden Square

• • • • •

Sir Thomas Street

Catharine House

One bedroom duplex apartment Ground Floor Ideal location for 1st time buyer Or Buy to let No Chain £69,950

Fabulous 4th Floor Apartment Mersey Views, Ensuite to Master Fitted Kitchen with appliances Stylish Bathroom Two double bedrooms, Parking £795pcm

Park Lodge

Westminster Chambers

£135,000

• • • • • £92,950

Brand New Apartments Two Double Bedrooms Fitted Kitchen With Appliances Secure Unallocated Parking

Live The High Life Spacious Two Bed Apartment Separate Kitchen En-Suite Wet Room City Centre Financial District £800pcm

Princes Dock

Park Lane Plaza

Mono Buildings

• • • • •

Newest Addition To The Skyline One, Two & Three Bedroom Aparts Now On The Market Most Prestigious Bulding In The City Call Now For An Appointment Prices on Enquiry

Quay House

Oxford Road

• • • • •

West Tower

Mann Island Apartments

Award winning development Modern apartment Two Bedrooms Furnished to a Fantastic Standard Parking Included £750pcm

Beaufort Apartments

• • • • •

Upper Ground Floor Apartment 18' Living / Dining Room Two Double Bedrooms Seperate Fitted Kitchen Secure Off Road Parking £575pcm

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LANDLORDS!

1%

management fee for your first month on all instructions through March* • Terms apply. Call for details

LET US LET YOUR PROPERTY ‒ CALL AND BOOK A VALUATION! SLEEPERS HILL / ANFIELD ROAD L4 FROM £325PCM

HANSBY DRIVE, L25 £495PCM

BELVEDERE HOUSE, ULLET RD, L8 £600PCM

NEWSHAM DRIVE, L6 £450-£475PCM

One remaining ground floor one bed flat. Unfurn, GCH, DG, parking with each flat, hall, lounge, kitchen, bathroom.

Top floor two bed apart close to all amenities. Open plan living area with kitchen; bathroom; allocated parking

Selection of two bedroom high spec self contained apartments. Spacious accommodation. Must be viewed!

Selection of 2 Bed Aparts, Kitchen with Appliances, recently renovated, Book a Viewing Today!

FULWOOD RD, L17 £750PCM

3 bed terrace ideal for students; Redecorated/improved; GCH; kitchen; Book now for 2010 academic year

SUNNINGDALE ROAD, L15 £495PCM

 2 bed terraced, with white goods. GCH, DG, through lounge; fitted kitchen; ready now, flexi furnishings. DSS considered.

ROTHBURY ROAD, L14 £500PCM

PANTHEON LETS FOR LONGER FROM MARCH 1ST!

Great news if you are considering renting a home whether you’re a landlord or a tenant – Pantheon’s new extended opening hours mean that you’ll be able to keep in touch with us for longer and more often! From 1st March 2010, our new opening hours are: MONDAY TO THURSDAY ‒ 9 AM to 7PM FRIDAY ‒ 9 AM to 5PM SATURDAY ‒ 9.30 ‒ 4PM We’re also available 24 /7 on www.pantheonpropertyservices.co.uk as well as rightmove, find a property, prime location, property finder, property index, nestoria and a host of other websites. From 1st April we’ll also be conducting accompanied viewings until 7pm of an evening. Together with our first months 1% + VAT management fee, and discounted rates if you’ve more than one property to let, why not spring into action and book your FREE rental assessment NOW! Call us on 0151 735 1001

GROSVENOR ROAD, L15 £495PCM

2 Bed Terraced; GCH; DG; recently refurbished ; kitchen / diner; family room; bathroom; fresh decor.

TIVERTON STREET L15 £495PCM

 3 bed terrace; Recently Redecorated and improved; GCH; fitted kitchen; utility room.

NORTH DRIVE, L15 £450PCM

BRIERFIELD ROAD, L15 £

GRAYLING DRIVE, L12 £750PCM

One bed apartment ; Conservation area; Lovely setting ; White goods included, refurbished and ready for occupation.

3 bed terrace close Bluecoat School; DG; GCH; kitchen; bathroom; suit family or professional sharers. Ready now!

3 Bedroom Detached Bungalow GCH & DG; Front, Side & Rear Gardens Driveway; White Goods Included!

 3 bed town house; popular location; GCH; DG; driveway, gardens. DSS accepted. Deferred Deposit scheme

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SELLERS!

1%

1% sales commission and a FREE HIP on all instructions throughout March* • Terms apply. Call for details

BUYERS ARE BACK! CONTACT US NOW FOR A FREE VALUATION! CAITHNESS ROAD, L18 £184,950

MIDHURST ROAD, L12 £114,500

NORTHWAY, L15 £149,950 OFFERS

HIGHER ROAD, L25 £349,000

3 bed semi Hall, lounge, fitted kitchen / diner with patio doors, bathroom. Gardens, driveway. GCH.

4 Bed Semi; 3 receptions; fitted kitchen; conservatory; ensuite and bathroom; GCH; DG; Garage, Driveway, Gardens.

 Three bed semi close Booker Avenue school; through lounge, kitchen /diner; GCH, DG, gardens front and rear.

DEALCROFT, WOOLTON, L25 £89,950

Spacious one bed 7th floor flat. Lounge; kitchen; bathroom; parking; DG; GCH; Balcony. Security entryphone system. .

GORDON STREET, L15 £89,950

 Quirky terrace, one double bedroom, open plan first floor study or occassional bedroom. GCH, DG, kitchen , no chain

2 bed semi in cul de sac location; DG; GCH; driveway and gardens, fitted kitchen and decor. Excellent first home!

PANTHEON SPRINGS INTO MARCH WITH LONGER OPENING HOURS! Great news if you are considering buying or selling a home – Pantheon’s new extended opening hours mean that you’ll be able to keep in touch with us for longer and more often! From 1st March 2010, our new opening hours are: MONDAY TO THURSDAY ‒ 9 AM to 7PM FRIDAY ‒ 9 AM to 5PM SATURDAY ‒ 9.30 ‒ 4PM We’re also available 24 /7 on www.pantheonpropertyservices.co.uk as well as rightmove, find a property, prime location, property finder, property index, nestoria and a host of other websites. From 1st April we’ll also be conducting accompanied viewings until 7pm of an evening. Together with our 1% + VAT fee AND a FREE HOME INFORMATION PACK, sellers get a better deal than ever from Pantheon Property Services. Call for your FREE sales valuation NOW – 0151 735 1001.

MOOR COURT, L10 £65,000

1 Bed Flat, Suit single or couple. GCH, DG. Close to Aintree and Fazakerley Hospitals.

NORTHDALE ROAD, L15 £121,500

3 Bed terrace; Seperate reception rooms; kitchen; gch; dg; No chain , and vendor motivated for an early sale

CHISWELL STREET, L7 £54,995

TALTON ROAD, L15 £79,950

CHURCH COTTAGES, L25 £282,000

GLENACRES, WOOLTON L25 £109,950

3 bed terrace; 2 Bathrooms Reception lounge; Kitchen diner; Some works required, no chain

2 bed terrace; GCH; Majority DG Through lounge, fitted kitchen , some TLC required; Open to Offers, no chain

Grade II listed quasi sem. Oozing with character and charm. Two beds, GCH, kitchen, bathroom, sun room, lounge.

1 Bed First Floor Apartment. Fitted Kitchen, Central Heating. Double Glazing, Private location.

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LEGAL ADVICE • MORTGAGE ADVICE • RESIDENTIAL SALES • RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

1% FEE TO SELL YOUR HOME Church Road Stanley L13

£230,000

Marlborogh Road Tuebrook L13

SOLD

Bed semi 4 Bed5Semi Detached

Halewood Road Gateacre L25

£210,000 SOLD

Bed semi 4 Bed4Semi Detached

Macdonald Street £92,000 Wavertree L15 NEW INSTRUCTION

Craigburn Road £93,000 West Derby L13 NEW INSTRUCTION

Palmerston Drive £125,000 Hunts Cross L25 NEW INSTRUCTION

BedSemi mid Detached terrace 4 2Bed

3 Bed terrace

2 Bed Mews

Rocastle Close Kensington L6

£145,000 NEW PRICE

3 Bed end terrace

Marina House Waterloo L22

4 Bed Semi

3 Bed end terrace

Waverley Drive Prescot L34

£80,000

2 Bed flat

3 Bed det

£140,000

South Station Rd Gateacre L25

£195,000

Linkstor Road Woolton L25

NEW PRICE

5 Bed terrace

Fairfield Avenue Huyton Roby L36

4 Bed semi

£140,000 NEW PRICE

SOLD

Hampstead Road Fairfield L6

£120,000 NEW PRICE

£230,000

£220,000

The Priory Wavertree L15

£95,000

Vale Road Woolton L25

£195,000

SOLD

4 Bed semi

Minster Court City Centre L7

2 Bed flat

3 Bed semi

£100,000

Tudor Court Grassendale L19

1 Bed flat

2 Bed flat

£70,000

Chillingham Street £120,000 Dingle L8

3 Bed end terrace

3 Bed semi

Jeffereys Crescent Huyton Roby L36

£129,950

3 Bed semi

HOMEsure property, 14 High Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 8HG


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CALL US NOW! 0151 733 3001 w: www.homesureproperty.co.uk e: team@homesureproperty.co.uk LEGAL ADVICE • MORTGAGE ADVICE • RESIDENTIAL SALES • RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

HASSLE FREE AND MANAGEMENT ALL-INCLUSIVE LETTINGS

Calton Avenue Wavertree, L15

£52pppw

5 Bed Mid Terrace

Kempton Road Wavertree, L15

£575pcm

3 Bed End Terrace

Waverley Drive Prescot, L34

£625pcm

3 Bed Detached

Alderson Road Wavertree, L15

£660pcm

4 Bed End Terrace

Catherine House City Centre, L8

£650pcm

2 Bed Apartment

Woodford Woolton, L25

£850pcm

2 Bed Apartment

Aigburth Road Aigburth, L17

£55pppw

5 Bed Mid Terrace

Woodsome Park Gateacre, L25

£550pcm

2 Bed Apartment

Stanley Road Bootle, L20

£375pcm

1 Bed Apartment

Newcastle Road Wavertree, L15

£750pcm

3 Bed Mid Terrace

0151 733 3001 www.homesureproperty.co.uk


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PRIORY Property Services Independent Estate Agents

• Competitive fixed sale fee • Quality of service second to none

• Established for 16 years • Commitment to customer care

70 Priory Road, Anfield, Liverpool L4 2RZ t: 0151 260 0300 f: 0151 263 0646 www.priorypropertyservices.com

Gwlady’s Street, L4

Thurston Road, L4

Denebank Road, L4

Ince Avenue, L4

Glastonbury Close, L6

offers £82,000 reasonable considered

£85,000

£93,950

£95,950

£115,000

Awaiting Photograph

Queens Drive, L4

Utting Avenue, L4

Harrogate Drive, L5

Walton Hall Avenue, L4

Utting Avenue, L4

£135,000

£139,950

£140,000

£129,000

£129,950

Sunbury Road, L4

Sandyville Road, L4

Darmonds Garden Ave, L4

Oakfield, L4

Utting Avenue, L4

£99,950

£124,000

£159,950

£150,000

£154,950

Anfield Road, L4

Thurston Road, L4

Watford Road, L4

Clapham Road, L4

Hildebrand Road, L4

£99,950

£93,000

£149,950

£135,000 ono

£99,950

reasonable offers considered

267 Breck Road, Anfield, Liverpool L5 6PT Tel 0151 264 7363 Fax 0151 263 4719 86 County Road, Walton, Liverpool L4 3QN Tel 0151 286 4515 Fax 0151 286 4523 www.paulcrowley.co.uk


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11/13 West Derby Village, Liverpool, L12 5HJ T. 0151 515 3111 F. 0151 515 3001 E. neil@keybanks.co.uk W. www.keybanks.co.uk unlocking your future

Auburn Road, Tuebrook • Three Bedroom Terraced • Two Reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen • Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing

£450pcm

Grayling Drive, Croxteth Country Park • Three Bedroom Detached • Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing • Detached Garage • Front & Rear Gardens

£595pcm

Lettings • Sales • Properties Abroad • Financial Advice

SELL YOUR HOME AT ONLY 1% plus VAT

ALSO FREE H.I.P (WORTH £399)

d ree g A Let Blackmoor Drive, West Derby • Four Bedroom Detached • Through Lounge Reception Room • Fitted Kitchen, Front & Rear Gardens • Detached Garage

£725pcm

Let Agreed

Lincombe Road, Huyton • Three Bedroom Townhouse • Reception Room • Fitted Kitchen, Paved Driveway • Front & Rear Gardens

£550pcm

FIRST 50 PROPERTIES ONLY (1.5% THEREAFTER)

Haydn Road, Huyton • Two Bedroom Townhouse • Two Reception Rooms • Fitted Kitchen, Rear Garden • Paved Driveway

£500pcm

Allerford Road, West Derby • Three Bedroom Townhouse • Fitted Kitchen • Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating • Front & Rear Gardens

£495pcm

RENT YOUR HOME AT ONLY 10% plus VAT

Barnfield Drive, West Derby • Three Bedroom Maisonette • Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing • Communal Gardens • Recently Modernised

£115,000

Haverton Walk, Croxteth Country Park • Four Bedroom Semi Detached • Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing • Off-Road Parking • Front & Rear Gardens

£159,950

ALSO FREE E.P.C (WORTH £70) OR Medbourne Court, Kirkby • Two Bedroom Apartment • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating • Allocated Parking

£450pcm

FREE RENTAL GUARANTEE (LIMITED TIME ONLY)

Manderston Drive, West Derby • Four Bedroom Detached • Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing • Double Garage • Front & Rear Gardens

£229,950


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AN EXPANDING NETWORK OF OVER 70 OFFICES - BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY NEW PRICE

NEW

PRINCES DOCK, L3 £795pcm

CLASSIC ROAD, L13 £575pcm

DOMBEY STREET, L8 £550pcm

BRAVERY COURT, L19 £525pcm

Conran Designed Two Bedroom Apartment, Fully Furnished, Superb New Waterfront Development, Located on 15th Floor, Secure Undercroft Parking, On Site Concierge Services, DG, EH System

3 bedroom unfurnished terraced, lounge, fitted kitchen with appliances, utility room, two double bedrooms, single bedroom and family bathroom, double glazing, GCH, enclosed rear yard

Four Bedroom Mid Terrace Property, Unfurnished, Newly Fitted Kitchen and Bathroom, Enclosed Rear Yard, Gas Central Heating System, Excellent Transport Links to City Centre

Two Bedroom Second Floor Apartment, Furnished, Open Plan Lounge/Diner/Kitchen with Integrated Appliances, En suite to Master Bedroom, Family Bathroom, Allocated Parking

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

THIRD AVENUE, L9 £500pcm

WOODSOME PARK, L25 £495pcm

RICE LANE, L9 £480pcm

BRECKSIDE PARK, L6 £450pcm

Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Unfurnished, Through Lounge/Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen with Integrated Appliances, Bathroom with Shower over Bath, DG, GCH System, Rear Yard

Ground Floor Furnished Apartment, Lounge/Diner, Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom with Shower Over Bath, Two Double Bedrooms, Allocated Parking, Electric Heating, Alarm

Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Unfurnished, Through Lounge/Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Bathroom with Shower over Bath, DG, Gas Central Heating System, Rear Patio Area

Two Bedroom Newly Built Ground Floor Apartment, Furnished Show Home, Kitchen with Integrated Appliances, Allocated Parking, Alarm, DG, EH, Within Easy Reach to City Centre

NEW

NEW

NEW

NEW PRICE

WILLOW RISE, L33 £425pcm

LONGFORD STREET, L8 £425pcm

NEWCOMBE STREET, L6 £395pcm

EAST PRESCOT ROAD, L14 £395pcm

Sixth Floor Two Bedroom Un-Furnished Apartment, Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Balcony, Secure Allocated Parking, Double Glazing, Electric Heating System

Two Bedroom Mid Terrace Property, Furnished, Gas Central Heating System, Close to Local Schools, Excellent Transport Links to City Centre

Two Bedroom Mid Terrace, Unfurnished, Two Reception Rooms, Extended Kitchen/Diner Room, Three Piece Bathroom with Shower over Bath, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System

Two Bedroom First Floor Flat, Furnished or Unfurnished, Lounge, Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Large Bedrooms, Conveniently Located Close to Local Transport Links and Amenities

LANDLORDS… DON’T LOSE A PENNY IN RENT EVEN WHEN THE PROPERTY IS VACANT

CALL US NOW! 15-17 West Derby Village, Liverpool, L12 5HJ SALES LETTINGS MORTGAGES

telephone: 0151 256 1035 email: liverpool@northwooduk.com

RELAX... WE’LL TAKE CARE OF IT


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Come and find your perfect place For full details of all our properties visit our website

www.cdproperties.co.uk Call us on 0151 207 3750 or email us at enquiries@cdproperties.co.uk Princes Gardens, City Centre

Minster Court, Crown Street

Royal Quay, Docklands

1 bedroom fully furnished apartment close to The Liverpool Women’s Hospital. UPVC DG, CH, city views, communal gardens, onsite security lodge, parking space.

A fantastic fully furnished 3 bedroom duplex penthouse apartment situated in a very popular riverside development. GCH, DG, laminate flooring, feature spiral staircase, lift access, intercom security system, en suite bathroom, fitted wardrobes, balcony

£550pcm

£450pcm

£1000pcm

Focus Building, City Centre

Cemeas Close, Vauxhall

Acorn Court, Dingle

Lockfields View, Vauxhall

London Road, City Centre

1 bedroom fully furnished apartment EH, DG, intercom security system, lift access, concierge service, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances laminate flooring,

3 bedroom furnished end townhouse close to the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, GCH, UPVC DG, security alarm system, downstairs WC, gardens

Unfurnished 1 bedroom quasi-semi detached. The property is furnished and has electric heating, communal gardens and one allocated parking space.

Modern 2 bedroom furnished apartment close to the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. GCH, DG, private access and tarmac driveway. Viewing is highly recommended!

1 bedroom furnished apartment situated in city centre location. EH, DG, lift access and intercom security system. Ideal location for universities & hospitals.

£525pcm

£600pcm

£425pcm

£495pcm

£450pcm

fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment, city centre location. Electric heating, double glazing, intercom security and one secure allocated parking space

£500pcm

Buckingham Place, Everton

Langton Road, Wavertree

Spacious 3 bedroom fully furnished mid terraced property situated in an established residential location. GCH, DG and has been recently re-decorated

Waterloo Quay, Docklands A very spacious two bedroom fully furnished apartment situated in a much sought after waterfront development. Accommodation comprises of Entrance hall, open plan lounge and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, two Double bedrooms, en suite bathroom and timber decked terrace offering marvelous views across Waterloo Dock. Viewing is highly recommended!

Selection of 1 bedroom furnished apartments within a purpose built development just a few minute’s drive from Liverpool City Centre, CH, DG, ideal for students

from £375pcm Shandon Court, London Road

1 bedroom fully furnished apartment close to Lime Street train station and university, intercom security system, lift access, EH, DG, laminated flooring, balcony.

£450pcm

£650pcm Plumer Street, Wavertree

Recently improved 2 bedroom unfurnished terraced property situated in popular residential location. brand new full GCH and UPVC DG. MUST BE SEEN!

£550pcm

Waterside Apartments, Docklands

A fantastic 2 bedroom fully furnished luxury apartment offering panoramic views across the River Mersey & Wirral. Travertine tiled wet-room with Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, walnut veneer flooring and bespoke kitchens, integrated kitchen appliances

£800pcm

Landlords

We urgently require more properties for waiting tenants!! C&D Properties can offer landlords a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from many years within the Liverpool property market. Our strong local reputation coupled with high profile marketing will ensure the letting potential of your property is fully maximised. Call C&D Properties now for your FREE-NO OBLIGATION rental appraisal of your property.


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Four best lets WHAT’S ON THE MARKET?

ALEXANDRA TOWER, LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE L3

LAURA WILKINSON lettings co-coordinator at Cuddly Bears Lettings VIEW NOW 0151 255 0066

How much? £700 pcm Number of bedrooms Two doubles Close to City centre amenities Benefits from Concierge service Best feature Floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular river views Agent’s view “We are pleased to offer this luxury two bedroom apartment in Alexandra Tower. The spacious fourth floor property has unobstructed views of the river, is finished to a high specification and furnished to a high standard throughout.”

PRINCES DOCK, LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE L3

LEE THOMPSON lettings advisor at City Residential Lettings VIEW NOW 0151 231 6101

How much? £525 pcm Number of bedrooms One Close to Moorfields train station and supermarkets on Old Hall Street Benefits from A full concierge service Best feature Fantastic view towards the Liver Buildings Agent’s view “This spacious apartment is fully furnished to a high standard. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped and the bathroom is well appointed with limestone tiling.”


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PROPERTIES FOR RENT IVY HURST MANOR, HOLMEFIELD ROAD L19

JOHN ARROWSMITH director at at Liverpool Residential Lettings VIEW NOW 0151 322 2003

How much? £1,000 pcm Number of bedrooms Two doubles Close to Aigburth Road, Aigburth train station, motorway links and airport Benefits from Quiet location and easy access to the city centre Best feature Lounge area opens onto a private courtyard Agent’s view “This large duplex apartment also benefits from a large kitchen and dining area, two bathrooms and separate W.C on the lower level, a storage room/study and secure parking. It must be seen to fully appreciate what is on offer.”

THE REACH, LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE L3

CAROL CORRAN lettings manager at city centre branch, Sutton Kersh VIEW NOW 0151 207 5923

How much? £950 pcm Number of bedrooms Two doubles en-suite Close to City centre amenities Benefits from Huge, wraparound balcony Best feature Two secure parking spaces Agent’s view “This stunning, duplex penthouse apartment has fantastic, extensive views across the city and a huge wraparound balcony offering covetable outdoor space. Fitted, finished and furnished to a high standard, these photos speak for themselves.”

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Rethink recycling:

a regional perspective Recycled materials have caused quite a stir in recent times, for their appearances on the catwalk no less than in the headlines. From creating beautiful, unusual, or just quirky items for the home out of old, unwanted goods and material, to recycling paper, cans, glass and plastic for reuse across the manufacturing industry, it’s no longer a case of China having a monopoly on recycling - UK firms, companies in our area, are also getting in on the act. RECYCLING has a number of benefits for business and for consumers, from saving energy and resources, to cutting costs. Kerbside collections of household waste paper, glass and plastic have been commonplace for a good while across the UK, many have wondered how their carefully sorted piles have made a difference to the environment – and whether and how the recycled materials will appear once more on supermarket shelves. As we’ve read in the national press on other occasions, glass dropped into kerbside collections is not usually returned to the supermarkets as a glass bottle. For this to happen, a ‘rinse and reuse’ culture is needed – much in the way that the doorstop dairy service collects empty glass bottles after completing the milkround. When glass is processed, depending on the area in which it is collected and the companies located there, it may reappear in a number of manifestations, such as a road surfacing mixture. The dilemma then, is to ensure that our good intentions in recycling are of benefit to all. There is obviously a limit on the demand for road surfacing, and a demand for more glass bottles among food and drink manufacturers – and weighing up the costs and profits, energy required in the processing, is something which UK businesses are now being encouraged to do. WRAP, the Waste & Resources 28 Your Move

Action Programme, has recently made headlines stressing the importance of quality in the recycling industry. While one man’s trash may be another’s treasure, an understanding of and a firm approach to quality controls in recycling is the only way to make the business profitable to those concerned. A key finding in WRAP’s most recent study was that three quarters of those questioned do not believe that the UK is currently extracting the best possible value from its recovered materials, and a seminar saw speakers from the industry focus on quality as key to beating off the competition in a tough economy. In Liverpool and the Merseyside area, a number of firms are active in the recycling process, purchasing recyclable material to convert into new goods. Smile Plastics in Southport purchases recycled plastic material to create plastic sheets, which kitchen and bathroom manufacturers then use in worktops and fittings. A variety of polymer types are needed to create the various sheets needed, so the recycling processes include collecting, baling, sorting, and cleaning the materials before they are granulated, reduced in size, and the melt processing and formulation and sale of the new product takes place. When the plastics are sorted into various grades, clear plastic fizzy drinks bottles are separated from the ‘squeezy’ sort, so that the various

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HOT TOPIC components are kept purer, and therefore stronger for re-use. Originally, the company began using plastic detergent, shampoo and milk bottles – and these are still a large part of Smile Plastics’ raw materials. When the plastics processors buy the recyclable material, it has the appearance of multi-coloured cornflakes, which are then measured and put into a large mould in the hydraulic press. As the plastic does not need to be completely melted to be remoulded, no noxious fumes are produced, and the energy used is between 50 and 70 per cent of the energy that would be needed to create sheets from virgin materials. For every ton of plastic recycled, 1.5 tons of CO2 are saved. When you consider the amount of plastic needed in new kitchens and bathrooms in our area alone, and add to that the additional products available form Smile Plastics, then the business model is clearly a workable one, contributing to the local economy and the environment. A testimonial posted on the website from one keen art GCSE student shows how the firm helps out those with special requests for recycled plastic products – in this case, help sourcing plastics for an original school project -boosting a wider understanding of the recycling industry among members of the public, and contributing to society at large. Eco-Glass is a social enterprise based in Liverpool city centre,

currently in the process of securing funding, to produce hand-crafted kiln-fused pieces from recycled bottles and window glass. EWR Recycling, a sister organisation, sources glass bottles from the pubs and bars in the city and window

Caz adds: “By working with local organisations, as we do, it’s not only less wasteful in that more of the resources are reworkable, but no machinery is needed to sort and no transportation costs to get them overseas. Energy is saved and ultimately, we’re keeping hold of the resources locally.” A little out of our area (Armley, Leeds), The Paper Company manufactures materials to produce business stationery paper, guaranteed for monochrome inkjet and laser printing in 100gsm weights. Using 20 per cent post-consumer waster, 25 per cent mill waste and 55 per cent pre-consumer waste, the process for producing quality paper ALT easy chair from recycled paper is made from recycled plastic clearly as complicated as and locally grown timber with glass or plastics. To sum up, it’s clear that a used envelope dropped into the council roadside collections may return to offices, schools and glass homes only after a careful sorting and processing journey. Wood is from the building industry, recycled for a number of uses, but namely from inner city in Liverpool Oldham Bros Ltd regeneration developments, along turn it into mulch for garden with paper, plastics and landscaping and sell it by the one cardboard from other local tonne bag. In other areas, wood is businesses’ waste to create any recycled into any number of number of goods with those its household items depending on employees – often how it is long-term collected and unemployed its source – people who join either the enterprise to chippings learn new skills from for the workplace. manufacturers Project manager of furniture, Caz Anderson for instance, commented: or “When recyclable householders materials go into disposing of roadside old, worn or collections, they broken items. become It can be contaminated finely because they processed into aren’t sorted landscaping carefully and the materials, or machinery at larger pieces Glass lamp recycling plants of furniture made from waste glass crushes the can simply be materials. We use reworked and a sorted service, polished up where the different kinds of to become eco-friendly versions materials are picked up direct of chairs, stools and furnishings from our suppliers – local even with a fashionable, businesses – and the different vintage feel. In the creative industries, grades of materials are sorted first recycling any old and worn item hand. This makes the ‘raw into a new couture dress, piece of material’ so to speak much more jewellery, furniture, is fast useful.” The advantages are also becoming in vogue. Helen Hope, a to the local economy’s benefit, as

graduate of Liverpool John Moores University, opened a vintage jewellery store Hope & Winkle in 2009 in Petticoat Lane on Bold Street, where she sells vintage jewellery reworked into new pieces. Student catwalk shows have showcased the talents of young designers with the skills to turn carrier bags into artwork – making a political statement at the same time. For others, recycling goods into pretty and quirky new objects is primarily a profit-generating enterprise, albeit one which shows an on-trend concern for the environment and a creative outlook.

Woven picture frame made from recycled juice packs

Whatever your perspective, be it from finding beauty in the quirky and a new use for a redundant item, or simply the perspective that for the UK to compete globally in a decreasing supply of raw materials and an expanding market for recycled products, it’s time to rework our ideas about recycling, and use the resources and the skills at our disposal to come up with some creative solutions at the bottom of the council collection bin.

Useful links: www.recycledproducts.org.uk www.wrap.org.uk www.recoup.org


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Thousands of people who work abroad and claim Non-Resident status, thus avoiding UK income tax, will have their affairs put under the spotlight by the Taxman following a recent court ruling. The Court of Appeal found that a taxpayer who had claimed to be resident in the Seychelles had never ‘left the UK’ because England had remained the ‘Centre of gravity of his life’. This was mainly because his wife and son continued to live here. Q. I have worked out of the UK for several years as a contractor, and have always claimed non-residence and made sure I was in the UK for less than 90 days. Loads of my colleagues do the same, but one of them is now being investigated by the Revenue who are saying that he has been resident in the UK all along. What is the position? A. There have been a number of recent changes in the way that HMRC will assess someone’s residence. The long standing practice of many people like yourself and your colleagues to rely on the ‘90 day’ rule is now under severe threat. Firstly for 2007/8 onwards HMRC changed the rules for daycounting, so that days of arrival and departure in the UK which had previously been ignored in counting towards your UK days, where brought in. This makes a real difference for people who make frequent short trips to the UK.

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Secondly and much more importantly on 6 April 2009 HMRC withdrew their old IR 20 Booklet and replaced it with more detailed guidance including HMRC 6, a new) manual. Buoyed up by victory in a couple of recent high profile cases, this new booklet provides a flavor of how an Inspector will tackle a residence enquiry. Q. So does the 90 day rule still apply? A. Yes, but only if you are judged to have left the UK first. Critically HMRC are placing much more emphasis on this test. To decide whether an individual has left the UK they will consider, for example • availability of accommodation in the UK (i.e. have you kept any property in the UK?) • business ties in the UK (particularly if the business is the main source of income) • social ties in the UK ( i.e. have you retained membership of clubs, season tickets etc) • family ties in the UK ( i.e. have your immediate family, spouse/partner and children remained here) ...If you have not left the UK, under these criteria, then all your income from when you began to work abroad is potentially subject to UK tax. It is clear that non-UK residence can no longer be established by carefully structured holidays and business trips, and HMRC intend to look at the ‘bigger picture’ and the pattern of an individual’s life. People who have left the UK but still visit often and retain family, social or financial ties will now become the focus of the Taxman’s attention. As with many decisions you really do need to take independent financial and tax advice. If you would like our help call Julia on 0151 228 8977 at John Kerr Chartered Accountants 369-375 Eaton Road, West Derby, Liverpool L12 2AH. Authorised and regulated by The Financial Services Authority Please note that this article is not intended to give specific technical or financial advice and it should not be construed as doing so. It is designed only to alert readers to some of the issues. It is not intended to give exhaustive coverage of any topic. Professional advice should always be sought before action is either taken or refrained from as a result of information contained herein.

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NEWS

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Homes let in under a month Andrew Louis sets a challenge

The Liverpool Collegiate

Andrew Louis has set itself the challenge to respond to the increase in demand for property at the start of 2010. The established estate agent, with offices in the city centre and Prescot, has set a three week challenge in the lettings department. The agent says that, if they do not take a reservation fee within that period, they will provide landlords with a free of charge rental guarantee for six or 12 months depending on the landlord’s tenancy agreement, until a tenant is secured. Helen Goodwin, new business manager at Andrew Louis, commented: “Property which is well presented and priced

realistically will usually be let straight away after advertising, or even before it goes to print. We have an extremely high tenant demand at present.” A one bedroom duplex in Liverpool Collegiate was let to its first viewer, when it went on the market. A nine week challenge is also being introduced to the sales department. Helen added: “If the asking price for a property is realistic we are confident the property will sell, which is why we’re encouraging people to take us up on the challenge. However, if we do not have interest or an offer after this deadline, we are offering our clients the option to go into a property auction for free.”

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Liverpool will share a slice of a £17m government grant to test low carbon building technology. The ‘Retrofit for the Future’ programme is the first of its kind in the UK, and will see social housing units across the country retrofitted with new, innovative technologies. The retrofit prototypes will each receive an average of £142,000 to demonstrate deep cuts in carbon emissions and exemplar energy efficient measures. The Plus Dane Group will retrofit a Victorian endterrace in the city with the proceeds of the grant. This will include the installation of triple-glazed windows and the construction of a new conservatory to the rear of the property where the air will be preheated by the sun and then transferred into the house through a mechanical ventilation unit. Plus Dane is currently seeking to identify a family who will live in the property once it is complete and the future tenants will be included within the project team as the refurbishment work proceeds.

Two of Miller Homes’ Liverpool developments, Connaught Green in Anfield and Bridgewater Park in Netherley, are available to buyers eligible for the government’s HomeBuy Direct scheme. The initiative sees buyers granted an equity loan of up to 30 per cent of the property price co-funded by Miller Homes and the government. The loan is then repaid over 25 years, with no interest for the first five years, meaning that buyers can move in for 70 per cent of the property cost. The scheme is also helping more homebuyers to access mortgages. Miller Homes’ sales manager, Helen Toher-Horne, commented: “There has never been a better time to buy a new home. House prices are on the rise yet interest rates are still low and there are new

allocations of HomeBuy Direct properties available now.” She added: “We have seen a marked increase in visitor levels across our sites and sales are strong, with people prepared to buy off plan to secure their ideal plot.” Newly released properties at the developments include the ‘Kitchener’ and the three bedroom ‘Darwin’ style home. For more information see www.millerhomes.co.uk.

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BIT OF A DO

Mike Bottomley (Lloyds Banking), Kim Peters (sales and marketing director, Redrow), Phil Pretten (Colleys Surveyors) and Paul Newbould (Wise One Mortgage Advisors)

Steve Morgan (Redrow chairman) and Liverpool’s Lord Mayor Mike Storey



Lynda Alger (Redrow), Liz Smith (Richard Bamber) and Leslie Myers

Heather Bowness (Redrow) with Keith Collard (construction director Redrow Lancs,), Phil Heaps (commercial director, Redrow Lancs.) and Ian Davies (regional director, NHBC)

John Hayward (NHBC), Steve Lane (area construction manager, Redrow) and Chris Tompkinson (NHBC)

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John Miller (I.T. Director at Redrow) and Cath Ogilvy (Showbusiness Interiors)

ith Steve Morgan, Redrow’s original MD back at the helm of the national housebuilder, Redrow has been building traditional-style family homes once again. At the launch of the New Heritage collection at Cressington Heath, Liverpool’s Lord Mayor joined senior Redrow staff to congratulate the company on its achievements, while invited guests browsed the stylish interiors of the properties.


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Hot & Happening YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S HAPPENING IN LIVERPOOL

Packed New mortgage deals house Santander’s new loans for first time buyers Smith & Sons generate over £1m sales

Annette Shelley and Chris Johnson at Smith and Sons

The Village Hotel in Bromborough was the scene for Smith & Sons’ latest property auction, where sales receipts totalled £1.21million. Lots included a mixture of residential and commercial refurbishment opportunities as well as land and vacant residential premises. One terraced house in Wallasey sold for almost double the guide price, at £74,000. Managing partner Chris Johnson commented: “We were delighted to see the number of people who attended the February auction. This was a huge increase since the November sale of 2009 and gave a strong indication of returning and growing interest in the market.” Smith & Sons are now inviting entries for the April auction, the closing date for which is 10 March. For further information contact www.smithandsons.net. 34 Your Move

Taylor Wimpey’s popular developments, The Paddocks in Liverpool and The Deck in Runcorn, have teamed up with Santander to offer the equivalent of a 95 per cent mortgage to first time buyers at the scheme. The newly increased maximum loan size means that househunters can apply for a 90 per cent mortgage on properties at either the Stopgate Lane, Liverpool or Mersey Road, Runcorn sites. Taylor Wimpey will contribute a further five per cent towards the costs of the property along with stamp duty and legal fees, so that buyers need secure just a five per cent deposit. Prices at The Paddocks start at £144,995 for a three bedroom home. At The Deck, prices begin at For further information on the homes available under the scheme, visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

£76,950 for a one bedroom apartment with an open plan living room, fully fitted kitchen, generous sized bedroom and contemporary bathroom. Regional sales and marketing director, Anthony Mansfield, commented: “It’s been particularly hard for first time buyers of late to find an

affordable mortgage and save up the required deposit. “Combining the new mortgage deal from Santander with the incentives currently on offer from Taylor Wimpey will slice thousands of pounds off the savings pot that first time buyers need, to get a loan.”

Interiors of a typical home at The Paddoocks

CUSTOMER SERVICE THE KEY New agent arrives in West Derby A new Liverpool estate agent is hoping their emphasis on customer service will set them apart from competitors. Keybanks opened an office in West Derby village in January and has already

The team at Keybanks

reported steady business from the local community. Proprietor Neil Dentith sold his first house when he was 17 and bought his first portfolio property with the proceeds. He is determined Keybanks, which offers sales, lettings, foreign properties and financial advice, will provide first rate customer service: “We are placing a big focus on customer service. We will be urging sellers to allow our staff to see the properties for themselves so that they have first-hand knowledge of the property they are selling. We also have a call centre in the city centre so that when clients come into the office we can give them our full attention and we’re not ignoring them answering phones.” For further enquiries telephone Keybanks on 0151 515 3111 or visit www.keybanks.co.uk


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PROPERTY NEWS

ON THE COVER: Open house at Liverpool One

Keppie Massie appointed agent for Mann Island

Block 1 at night

Liverpool One

A three day festival of food, fashion and investment advice is to be held at Grosvenor’s One Park West development in Liverpool One. Running from Friday 26 until Sunday 28 March, the landmark apartment building will host a food festival, a Grand National-themed day of fashion and a series of

seminars from leading property advisors. Visitors will be able to tour four show apartments at One Park West, including two new studio apartments designed by the winners of an interior design competition staged by Liverpool John Moores University and KLC School of Design. On the first of the three days, experts will speak to property investors in seminars from 2pm until 5pm,

followed by a lifestyle-themed day on Saturday 27 March with fashion for the races from John Lewis, Clarins makeovers, Habitat interior design tips and Sony technology on show. The London Carriageworks’ Paul Askew will lead a cookery masterclass on Sunday 28 March, in a free food festival, with demonstrations from Yo! Sushi and Chaopraya from 11am until 5pm.

The development, which will form a pivotal point between the three graces, will boast 376 one, two and three bedroom apartments on completion. The £120m waterfront project will also comprise of cafés, restaurants, shops, public spaces, a new exhibition venue, and 140,000 sq ft of commercial office space, which has been pre-let to Merseytravel. Sue Taylor, head of Keppie Massie Residential, commented:

For more information see www.oneparkwest.co.uk/openhouse or contact King Sturge on 0151 242 6490.

Doddy opens £2.8m development Ken Dodd with resident Lynn Doyle at the opening of Marston Gardens

Comic Ken Dodd took his tickle stick to the opening of a new ‘extra care’ housing development in Huyton. Helped by resident Lynn Doyle, Ken cut the ribbon to the £2.8m Marston Gardens development, which offers day-to-day support for the elderly and other adults with support needs. The 23 purpose built ‘extra care’ apartments have been developed by Cosmopolitan Housing Association with the aid of a £1.3m grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and the balance jointly funded by Knowsley Council

Residents tickled pink at housing launch and Cosmopolitan. Ken commented: “What a wonderful place this is, and a marvellous example of what love and goodwill can do in the community. I wish everyone here good health and happiness for many years to come.” Geoff Redhead, Cosmopolitan Group chief executive, commented: “We wanted to stage a happy and memorable house-warming event for the residents as well as to say thank you to all the people we’ve worked with in helping to make the scheme possible.”

Mann Island from the air

"We are delighted to be involved in the selling of Mann Island. In my opinion, this is the most iconic new building on the Waterfront. We anticipate that private buyers will be eager to purchase one of these luxury apartments and appreciate the highest quality of city living. The views cannot be rivaled and we anticipate the specification room to be one of the great spring attractions for buyers.” Prices at Mann Island start from £135,000, with viewing restricted by appointment. For further information telephone Keppie Massie on 0151 236 9660 or visit www.keppiemassie.com. Your Move 35


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Dare we say it, but the sales market is beginning to start showing signs of life again, especially at the lower end of the market (up to £150,000) and confidence is returning. We noticed towards the back end of 2009 that activity levels where picking up and the ‘new year, fresh start’ mentality that many people have has seen this trend thankfully continue in 2010. Added to this is that there is a feeling that the vast majority of the people viewing at present are genuine buyers, rather than the ‘carpet treaders’ of days gone by. This has resulted in a huge increase in viewings, offers and sales on last year’s doom and gloom figures and we feel this will continue throughout the year. Liverpool city centre has always been a popular workplace, but its continued residential and commercial transformation since 2007 has seen it become an extremely desirable place to live. With such high quality residential dwellings, and seriously improved amenities, many people are starting to look at the city centre as their first choice to live and enjoy the ‘city lifestyle.’ Despite this increased activity, the marketing price still has to be very competitive and presentation of apartments needs to be good. The market is competitive and many distressed sales still exist, halting any price increases for the foreseeable future, but our advice would be to put your property on the market at a realistic price and interest will be strong from genuine buyers.

Keeping a property to let out is a great idea and can be a good investment for the future. However, as a landlord you will have certain responsibilities. By placing your property on the books of a letting agent, you will ensure that you are aware of your legal obligations on becoming a landlord and they can also help you to comply with all current relevant legislation. First of all, when you rent out your property it is your responsibility to ensure that any gas appliances in the property and gas installation pipe work are safe for the use of the tenant. If you decide to leave some electrical equipment for the use of the tenant when you let your property, you must ensure it is safe and of no risk or injury to human or animal, the easiest way to ensure the safety of it is to have a qualified NICEIC registered electrician perform a portable appliance test. If you have a mortgage on the property you must obtain consent from your mortgage lender. If your interest in the property is leasehold, your lease may require you to obtain consent from your landlord prior to sub letting. All properties available for sale or to let must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This provides an energy efficiency rating for a property, and also shows the environmental impact of the building, by indicating its carbon dioxide emissions. What’s more, all deposits paid by the tenant have to be protected by a deposit protection scheme within 14 calendar days of receipt by the landlord.

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MOVERS

What’s the layout? It’s a four bedroom house, including the attic conversion, with kitchen, bathroom and two living rooms downstairs. Do you have a garden? Yes there’s a neat little front garden and drive and a back garden with a patio and lawn. All I’ve done so far is put a bird table up! Tell us about the living room... There’s original wooden flooring, as there is throughout the downstairs, and I’ve added a brown leather corner suite and a light coloured wooden dining table and chairs which I picked up from Argos. Some of the more unusual items include my globe drinks cabinet, fake fur rug and the South Korean welcome message from my travels. And the front room? I call this my music room because it’s absolutely stacked with all my musical equipment. I play the piano and the keyboard but I’ve got all sorts of instruments like a guitar and drums. There’s even a didgeridoo in there! I love all kinds of music and I’m actually featured on a Nick Cave album cover! There are all sorts of bits here and there, like my Dad’s old ornate chess set and the Robosapien remote control robot which I bought recently. That’s really cool.

Mark Allen

What’s the theme? There’s a feature wall with black and white patterned wallpaper, black wooden floors and modern black fireplace. On the plain wall there are decorative masks from South Korea and my holiday in Morocco and other pieces friends have brought back from holidays. I spent three years travelling round Australia and the Far East and I also lived and worked in South Korea teaching English to small children so there are all sorts of things I’ve picked up from my travels.

Take us upstairs... You’re drawn to the cricket bat on the wall which has been signed by the Warwickshire cricket team from 1990 and there are more items as you make your way upstairs, such as my Aston Villa mirror and Simpsons Russian dolls.

Tell us about the bedrooms... The spare bedroom was bright pink when I moved in so I’ve decorated in a lighter colour with lilac accessories. I have a small box room, while the master bedroom is done out in a light blue. I think that room has the most that needs doing to it and I plan to have wardrobes fitted. There’s also a loft conversion with some great views but I’ve never had more than two people stay at once. What’s your favourite item in the house? I think my favourite items are the photographs of the people and places from my travels. Laos was my favourite place of the lot. It’s like Thailand but kind of unspoilt. And finally, what would be your dream item?

I’d like a large flat screen television on the wall in the living room, although considering the cost I don’t think that’s going to happen this year! Your Move 39


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BIT OF A DO

Mick Roome, Mark Darwin and Alex Sorngaard from Liverpool City Council Jo Sullivan, Vicky Lyle and Steve Newsham from The Regenda Group

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he Regenda Group recently launched their BeMoneyWise debt assistance service at the Holiday Inn Hotel on Lime Street. BeMoneyWise will provide advice and assistance on issues surrounding debt, money guidance, benefits, tax and pension credits, disability benefits, multiple debt and general money advice. The Regenda Group is administering the service, which is funded by Liverpool City Council. Guests were introduced to the service, following refreshments at the city centre hotel.

Carol Philbin from Credit Union, with Laura Bostock and Lynn Wiggins from Riverside

David Al-Hadithi, The Design Foundry, with Angela Smart from The Regenda Group

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Kim Taylor, The Regenda Group, with Alan Lipscombe, Wirral Council and Rob Farnos from Liverpool City Council.

Angela Smart and Graham Bennett from The Regenda Group, with Steve Guy from Liverpool City Council

Steve Guy from Liverpool City Council, with Katy Reynolds, The Regenda Group, Jane Davies, Liverpool City Council and Julie Swift from Maritime

Karl Owens, The Regenda Group, with Laura Brown from The Design Foundry


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HAVE YOUR SAY

YOUR VIEWS ON BIG ISSUES

HAS LIVERPOOL SOLD OUT? With Lewis's closure for development work to take place, has Liverpool sold out at the expense of a retail landmark? What will become of the surrounding retail district? “Cities are living, evolving organisms. Liverpool's retail 'centre of gravity' has shifted. The Lime Street/Renshaw Street area is looking pretty sad and poses a huge strategic challenge. Planners and developers must avoid blandness and bring some wit and quirkiness to what comes next. That means more independent outlets, creative public spaces, a better social mix and maybe a new cultural attraction.”

Liam Fogarty chair, amayorforliverpool.org

“It was a foregone conclusion that if you move a city away from its epicentre, some businesses would suffer. The deplorable state that our visitors have to walk through, namely Lime Street in particular, would detract any visitors wanting to shop, let alone browse in this area...Grosvenor has done a wonderful job – Liverpool City Council, now it’s your turn!”

Herbert Howe owner, Herbert of Liverpool

“Whilst this is sad news it probably won't come as a great surprise to many people. The current store is a shadow of its former self and has been underinvested in for years. It would be great if most of the amazing features of the building can be retained by the developers and the redevelopment should tie into Bold Street and become part of this quarter rather than being out on a limb.”

Dick Mawdsley

“I do not believe Liverpool has sold out; I do feel sorry for those who have lost their jobs but the Central Village Development will create jobs in the short term and long term. A new lease may be offered to Vergo Retail who traded as Lewis's in the future. The building will remain as a landmark but it may in the future have a different use and the new development should drive much needed new footfall to this end of town.”

Ian Strettle, shopping centre manager at Clayton Square

“Traditionally Church Street and Bold Street were perceived as the retail heart of Liverpool; however, in the last 18 months there has been a noticeable shift towards Liverpool One (obviously an attractive proposition as few retail units are empty). I would say that Liverpool never “sells out”, it just moves with the times.”

Ron Dougherty property and construction department, JST Lawyers

co-owner, Utility stores on Bold Street

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How to use the guide

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On the following pages is our unique guide for you, the buyer, to find your ideal home quickly and easily. Are you moving? If the answer is yes then simply select the area you want and the price bracket, it’s simply the most effective way to source the most suitable homes! Once you have found the properties you are interested in, telephone the Estate Agent or Developer for more details and arrange an appointment to view.

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KNOWSLEY MBC

946.50 961.69 992.39 972.44 929.41 970.09 926.49

1,104.24 1,121.97 1,157.78 1,134.51 1,084.31 1,131.77 1,080.90

1,262.00 1,282.25 1,323.19 1,296.59 1,239.21 1,293.45 1,235.32

1,419.74 1,442.53 1,488.58 1,458.66 1,394.11 1,455.13 1,389.73

1,735.24 1,763.09 1,819.38 1,782.81 1,703.91 1,778.49 1,698.56

2,050.73 2,083.65 2,150.16 2,106.95 2,013.71 2,101.85 2,007.38

2,366.24 2,404.22 2,480.97 2,431.10 2,323.52 2,425.22 2,316.22

2,839.48 2,885.06 2,977.16 2,917.32 2,788.22 2,910.26 2,779.46

PROPERTY AINTREE FORMBY HIGHTOWN INCE BLUNDELL LITTLE ALTCAR LYDIATE MAGHULL MELLING SEFTON THORNTON OTHER AREAS

994.74 960.75 961.09 963.36 964.09 1,002.71 1,017.52 969.30 968.26 961.98 958.29

1,160.52 1,120.87 1,121.26 1,123.90 1,124.77 1,169.83 1,187.10 1,130.82 1,129.63 1,122.28 1,118.00

1,326.31 1,280.99 1,281.44 1,284.46 1,285.44 1,336.94 1,356.68 1,292.38 1,291.00 1,282.62 1,277.72

1,492.10 1,441.12 1,441.62 1,445.02 1,446.13 1,504.07 1,526.27 1,453.93 1,452.38 1,442.95 1,437.43

1,823.68 1,761.37 1,761.98 1,766.14 1,767.49 1,838.31 1,865.44 1,777.04 1,775.13 1,763.62 1,756.86

2,155.25 2,081.61 2,082.34 2,087.24 2,088.84 2,172.54 2,204.61 2,100.11 2,097.88 2,084.25 2,076.28

2,486.84 2,401.87 2,402.71 2,408.38 2,410.22 2,506.78 2,543.79 2,423.23 2,420.64 2,404.93 2,395.72

2,984.20 2,882.24 2,883.24 2,890.04 2,892.26 3,008.14 3,052.54 2,907.86 2,904.76 2,885.90 2,874.86

PROPERTY ALL AREAS

1,007.41

1,175.31

1,343.22

1,511.12

1,846.93

2,182.73

2,518.53

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£184,950 Elysian Fields Stunning Two double bedroom apartment, Kitchen with high specification smeg appliances, Large veranda area, allocated parking and concierge service.

£499,950 Waterloo Warehouse Spacious ground floor apartment with the benefit of 4 waterside patios! Comprising spacious lounge and dining areas, contemporary kitchen, four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, and four large storage cupboards. 2 secure parking spaces with an opportunity to buy more if required and 24 hour security.

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£159,950 Manhattan Place Well positioned 4th floor corner apartment situated in popular development. Comprising two double bedrooms, open plan living area and kitchen, and bathroom. Balcony overlooking public square, secure allocated parking.

£330,000 The Colonnades A beautifully presented 2 bedroom 3rd floor apartment, CH, intercom security, 24 hour manned security desk, lift access, en-suite, balcony, stunning views to the River, separate storage room, and secure underground parking.

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Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333 King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £150,000 One Park West 9th floor apartment with views over Liverpool's docks and the River Mersey. Comprising one double bedroom, open plan livng and kitchen and bathroom. 24 hour concierge, communal roof terrace, Liverpool's most popular address.

£285,000 The Colonnades Third floor apartment in the exclusive Colonnades development. Comprising open-plan living area, fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, two bedrooms, ensuite, and shower room. 24hr concierge service, secure car parking, sep storage room, views over the dock and city.

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

£149,950 Hudson Gardens This is a superb large two bedroom work/liv apartment situated in Hudson Gardens. The accommodation comprises of entrance hall, open plan kitchen, lounge, two generous size double bedrooms and bathroom. The apartment also benefits from secure allocated parking.

£235,000 The Colonnades Stunning 1 bedroom luxury second floor apartment, Modernised throughout, barrel vaulted ceilings, 24 hour concierge, magnificent river views, Secure underground parking

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

£228,950 Waterloo Warehouse 1365sq ft comprising split-level lounge and dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Exposed brickwork, vaulted ceilings and original steelwork. Views of the dock, through Waterloo Quay and across the River Mersey to the Wirral. Secure parking, 24hr security.

£99,950 Park Lane Plaza One bedroom upper floor apartment with parking facility, no chain, ideal for first time buyer Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L2 £575,000 Beetham Plaza A stunning duplex, penthouse apartment with a spacious roof terrace overlooking the Three Graces. Comprising three bedrooms, open plan living and dining areas, double height ceilings, family bathroom, ensuite and WC. TWO secure parking spaces, 24 hour concierge and Residents’ Only gym. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L3 £175,000 Quebec Quay Spacious 2 bedroom ground floor river apartment. Lounge/dining area, modern breakfast kitchen, fully fitted bathroom, en suite to master. Extremely secure location. Parking space plus guest parking. Veiwing highly recommended Homelets 0151 280 4047

£210,000 Unity Building 15th and 16th floor duplex apartment comprising open plan living area and kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Balcony with river views, secure parking, gym, 24 hour concierge. Very popular development.

£179,950 Unity Building 2 bedroom 12th floor apartment, 2 bath, no chain Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660 £175,000 Unity Building Duplex apartment on the 12th and 13th floors of this iconic building. Comprising open plan living and dining area, fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, ensuite and bathroom. Views over the river front and Three Graces. Concierge, secure parking. Good price.

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333 £183,000 Bereys Building, Fabulous two bedroom duplex apartment in the heart of the city centre, entrance hall, dining/kitchen area, great living area to entertain and also a downstairs contemporary bathroom.Upstairs leads to the bedrooms with access to a large wrap around balcony,Resident car parking permits are available if parking is needed. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333 £129,950 London Road 2 bed penthouse apartment, great location, no chain

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660

£165,000 Quebec Quay Ground floor apartment in the popular Quebec Quay development. Briefly comprising lounge, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom. Benefiting from a Juliet balcony overlooking the boat yard. With secure parking and additional visitors parking.

£128,000 South Ferry Quay Two bedroom first floor apartment in Liverpool arena. The apartment briefly comprises of a hall, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, and 2 bedrooms. The property features double glazing and parking, it is also conveniently located for the echo arena, Liverpool one and the Albert dock. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £159,950 Jugglers Yard Two bedroomed first floor apartment located in the City Centre, fully furnished, hallway, open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, an ensuite to the master bedroom and a second bathroom.

£99,000 Jugglers Yard 1 bedroom apartment available, entrance hall, open plan living area and fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, double bedroom, fully tiled bathroom, secure allocated parking is available for an additional cost Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333 £149,950 South Ferry Quay Well presented and maintained two bedroom ground floor apartment, spacious lounge, kitchen/dining area, master bedroom having en-suite and family bathroom, security intercom and alarm system, spectacular Marina views, no chain. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

£81,950 Lockfields View 2 bedroom ground floor apartment, excellent condition, ideal for first time buyer Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660 £54,995 Irwell Chambers 1 bed top floor apartment, no chain, needs renovation Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660

£149,950 South Ferry Quay Two bedroom apartment situated in popular Marina area. Also comprising living area, ensuite and bathroom. Secure undercroft parking, juliet balcony and river views. King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L4 £33,950 Bala Street Two Bedroom End Terrace, Through Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen, Ground Floor Bathroom, UPVC Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Rear Yard, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £199,950 South Ferry Quay A beautiful two bedroom duplex penthouse apartment, double glazing, central heating, secure entry system, loft space, secure basement parking. It is conveniently located for the new Liverpool one complex and Echo Arena. Lounge, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, landing, two bedrooms.

£143,950 Waterloo Quay Modern two bedroom top floor apartment, in excellent condition. A stylish en-suite shower room. It also benefits from double glazing, balcony facing the river and an allocated parking space. Internal inspection highly recommended.

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//// HOMES FOR SALE/TO LET L5 £64,950 View 146 5th floor studio apartment, wood laminate flooring, DG, stunning views across the city and river Mersey, secure allocated parking.

L11 £45,000 Clanfield Road Two Bedroom End Terrace, Reception Room, Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Utility Room, Driveway Parking to Front, Large Rear Garden, Requires Refurbishment, NO CHAIN

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

L32 £67,500 Thursby Drive Modern Style Three Bedroom Semi Detached, Open Plan Living Room/Kitchen, Downstairs WC, Rear Garden, Driveway Parking

£84,950 Shaw Street Well presented one bedroom apartment, with open plan lounge area and kitchen, and bathroom. Secure parking space. Priced competitively for quick sale

£750pcm Eden Square Modern 2 bed apartments with balconies, furnished with parking Keppie Massie 0151 255 2290

Northwood 0151 256 1035 Northwood 0151 256 1035

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L12 £79,950 Holly Grange Two, 2 Bedroom Modern Apartments, Open Plan Living Space, Allocated Parking, UPVC Double Glazing, NO CHAIN

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L35 £84,950 Pinnington Road Two Bedroom Semi Detached, Kitchen/Diner, Conservatory Extension, Family Bathroom, Double Glazing, Gas Central Heating System, Garage, Driveway Parking, Front and Rear Gardens, NO CHAIN

£550pcm X Building Luxury 1 bed apartment, Spacious property furnished to a high standard, Excellent central location off Tithebarn Street, Double bedroom, Fitted kitchen, Central heating Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

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Northwood 0151 256 1035 Northwood 0151 256 1035 £69,950 Shaw Street 1 bedroom ground floor flat, Electric heating, laminate flooring, Feature sash windows, 1 secure parking space, 75% SHARED OWNERSHIP. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

L7 £92,950 Lockerby Road 2 bedroom apartments, brand new conversion, no chain, incentives available Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660

L8 £599,950 Percy Street 5 bed townhouse, tastefully upgraded, rear garden

L14 £49,950 Finch Lane Three Bedroom Mid Terrace, Reception Room, Dining Area, Fitted Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Gas Central Heating System, Double Glazing, NO CHAIN Northwood 0151 256 1035

L15 £134,950 Bagot Street Mid terrace property which benefits from gas fired central heating and double glazing. In brief the accommodation comprises: entrance hall, lounge, sitting room and kitchen diner to the ground floor. At first floor level there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

£124,950 Scholes Park Three bedroom semi detached property situated in the ' Grange Park' area of St Helens. Entrance hallway, downstairs WC, lounge, hallway leading to dinning room, kitchen, three bedrooms and family bathroom, Gas central heating and double glazing and has gardens to the front and rear with a detached garage.

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

L1 £800pcm One Park West Two double bedrooms, unfurnished, park, city and river views, central location in Liverpool One, parking available at additional cost, available from the 6th February

£1000pcm Concert Square Luxury 3 bedroom duplex penthouse, Excellent location overlooking Concert Square, Minutes from Central Station, Fully Furnished, Large Balcony, Secure underground parking

£1000pcm Unity Building 3 bedroom 18th floor apartment, parking, gym, 24 concierge, furnished Keppie Massie 0151 255 2290

£400,000 Crofton Estate 3 bed newly built town house, gated community, village green

£750pcm Westminster Chambers 2 bed duplex style apartment, furnished, available immediately

£850pcm Navigation Wharf 2 bedr, 3 storey property on the Marina, Furnished to high standard, Spacious kitchen/diner on ground floor, Living room on 1st floor with balcony overlooking Marina, 2 double bedrooms, En-suite and bathroom, Enclosed garden/patio to rear, Garage, driveway parking

Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660

Keppie Massie 0151 255 2290

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

£700pcm One Park West Centrally located in Liverpool One, luxury top floor apartment, one bedroom, fully furnished, amazing views.

£850pcm Waterloo Warehouse Duplex apartment, two double bedrooms, furnished, allocated parking and visitors parking, dockside location, available immediately.

Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660 £299,950 Falkner Square Spacious three bedroom duplex apartment, 3 bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, kitchen/lounge/dining room, shower room, utility room, large under stairs storage cupboard, partly DG, fully re-carpeted and residents parking.

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£1400pcm West Tower Business district location, 37th floor penthouse apartment, two double bedrooms, part furnished, large terrace, secure allocated parking.

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King Sturge 0151 242 6490

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

L18 £185,000 Falkner Square Two bedroom apartment located in the popular Georgian Quarter. The apartment is situated on the top floor and comprises of an entrance hall, study room, generous sized lounge two double bedrooms and family sized bathroom, Separate kitchen close to University, Cathedrals, restaurants and bars on Hope Street.

£169,995 Mosslea Park Ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, tastefully decorated, Double glazed throughout, benefits from a car parking space, Easy reach of all the amenities of Rose Lane, Lark Lane and Allerton Road. Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £625pcm Manhattan Place 2 bedroom apartment, popular location, available furn/unfurn, available with parking

Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

L27 £69,950 Catharine House 2 bed ground floor duplex apartment, no chain, good investment Keppie Massie 0151 236 9660

L9 £59,950 Harbreck Grove Two Bedroom 2nd Floor Apartment, Reception Area, Fitted Kitchen, Electric Heating, UPVC Double Glazing, Allocated Parking, Communal Gardens Northwood 0151 256 1035

£699,950 Naylors Road Luxury four/five bedroom detached property set within a large plot of land backing on to Childwall Golf Club, Entrance hallway, reception hall, ground floor WC, lounge area, dining room, study/sitting room, modern fitted dining kitchen, breakfast bar and utility room. four double bedrooms en-suite and dressing area to master, and a family shower room, Andrew Louis 0151 330 5333

HR Properties 0151 933 9633 £575pcm Circle 109 Luxury 1 bed apartment, Fully furnished, City Centre development off Duke Street, Balcony, Fitted kitchen, Double bedroom, Secure parking, Excellent Central location

£800pcm Alexandra Tower Luxury 2 bedroom 13th floor apartment in Alexandra Tower, Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, Furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms, Spectacular river views, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £795pcm Alexandra Tower 2 bedroom 19th floor apartment furnished with parking, available NOW

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 Keppie Massie 0151 255 2290 £500pcm One Park West Centrally located in Liverpool, studio apartment, furnished to a high standard, city views and river views, available 28th February.

£775pcm Waterloo Warehouse 2 double bedroom dockland apartment, Prestigious Grade II listed building, Furnished to a high standard, Hi-spec fitted kitchen, Secure parking,

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

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//// HOMES TO LET From £750pcm West Tower 2 bedroom upper floor apartments, amazing views, available immediately Keppie Massie 0151 255 2290 £700pcm Alexandra Tower Luxury 2 bedroom apartment in Alexandra Tower, Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, Furnished to a high standard, 2 double bedrooms, Spectacular river views, Secure parking included

£650pcm City Quay Spacious 2 bedroom apartment in the City Quay development, Furnished to a high standard, Set within landscaped grounds with secure parking, 2 double bedrooms, Fitted kitchen, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £625pcm South Ferry Quay Two bedroom apartment, located by Liverpool Marina, fully furnished, allocated parking.

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £700pcm Quebec Quay Dockside location, well presented ground floor apartment, two double bedrooms, fully furnished, parking, available early January

£625pcm Alexandra Tower Luxury 1 bedroom 8th floor apartment, Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, Furnished to a high standard, double bedrooms, Spectacular river views

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£650pcm Chancellor Court 2 bedroom apartment on Crown Street, Excellent location off Upper Parliament Street, Fully furnished, Double bedrooms, Fitted kitchen, Next to Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Secure parking included

£340pcm Derby Lane Large Studio Flat, wooden floors, ECH, fitted kitchen, DG, renovated, quite location Over 40s only HR Properties 0151 933 9633

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

L14 £625pcm The Overhead Luxury 2 bed apartment, New development on Sefton Street opposite Brunswick Dock, Fully furnished, Juliet balcony, Secure parking, Central heating & double glazing, Fitted kitchen, Close to Brunswick Station

£575pcm Renville Road 3 bedroom Semi detached house, Garden to front & rear, Fitted kitchen, Gas central heating & Double Glazing, Available partfurnished, Minutes from Broad Green Station

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

£595pcm Chancellor Court 2 bedroom apartment on Crown Street, Excellent location off Upper Parliament Street, Fully furnished, Double bedrooms, Fitted kitchen, Next to Liverpool Women’s Hospital

£525pcm Woodhurst Crescent 3 bedroom house in Dovecot, Fitted kitchen, Carpet/laminate floor throughout, Garden to rear, Gas central heating, Double glazing

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £700pcm Quebec Quay Luxury 2 bed apartment on the Marina, Furnished to a high standard, Secure parking, 2 double bedrooms, Bathroom & en-suite, Juliet Balcony, Close to City Centre

£625pcm Eden Square Luxury 1 bed city centre apartment, New development off Dale Street, Excellent Central location, Furnished to a high standard, Secure parking

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

£700pcm Quebec Quay Exclusive waterside development, two double bedrooms, furnished to a high standard, parking, Juliet balcony, available early March.

From £550pcm Tommy Lee House Luxury 1 & 2 bed apartments, Brand new city centre development on London Road, Fully furnished, Fitted kitchen, Central heating, Minutes from Lime Street Station, Call now to view

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

King Sturge 0151 242 6490 Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £695pcm Eden Square Luxury 2 bed city centre apartment, New development off Dale Street, Furnished to a high standard, Secure parking, Viewing recommended Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £650pcm Hamilton House Luxury 2 bed apartment in a brand new development on Pall Mall, Excellent location on the edge of the business quarter in the City Centre. Fully furnished, 24 hour concierge, Communal decked terrace.

L4

£575pcm Beaufort Apts 2 bedroom apartment, parking, available immediately Keppie Massie 0151 255 2290 £525pcm Sandon Street Unfurnished, one bedroom apartment, popular Georgian Quarter location, top floor, available immediately, viewing recommended

£550pcm Clovelly Road Large 3 bedroom unfurnished mid terrace, through reception, large fitted kitchen with appliances, bathroom with bath and separate shower, yard to rear, on road parking, alarm, DSS Welcome

£650pcm Waterloo Quay Two double bedrooms, furnished, allocated parking, balcony, available early February, additional visitors parking. King Sturge 0151 242 6490 £650pcm Southferry Quay Luxury two bedroom apartment, Desirable location on the Liverpool Marina, Fully furnished to a high standard, Balcony, two Double bedrooms, Fitted kitchen Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

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£500pcm Anglican Court 2 bedroom apartment off Upper Parliament Street, Furnished, Fitted kitchen, Secure parking, Close to City Centre

£525pcm All Hallows Drive Modern 2 bedroom house in Speke, Fitted kitchen, Garden to rear, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

Harold Jones Lettings 0844 576 3129 Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £450pcm Hans Road 2 bedroom House, GCH, wooden floors, painted and decorated throughout HR Properties 0151 933 9633

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

£550pcm Linnet Lane Spacious 2 bed apartment, Sought after location next to Sefton Park, Fitted kitchen, Double bedrooms, Central heating, Part furnished, Private parking

King Sturge 0151 242 6490

L12

Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £650pcm City Quay Luxury 2 bedroom apartment, Fully furnished, Set in landscaped grounds, Secure parking, Fitted kitchen, Double bedrooms

L17

L6 £595pcm Gilmartin Grove Luxury 2 bed apartment, Located on Low Hill overlooking the City Centre, Furnished to a high standard, Double bedrooms, Fitted kitchen, Secure parking, Next to Royal Liverpool Hospital Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038 £550pcm The Collegiate 1 bed apartment, great location, allocated parking Keppie Massie 0151 255 2290

L7 £450pcm Galloway Street 2 Bedroom House, painted decorated, DG, GCH, Popular location

£495pcm Halcombe Road 2 Bedroom house, fully renovated, DG, GCH, gardens to front and rear

L25 £550pcm The Woodlands 2 bedroom apartment, Fully furnished, Located just off Halewood Road, Gateacre, Set in landscaped grounds, Secure parking Cuddly Bears 0151 706 8038

HR Properties 0151 933 9633

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BORN Leeds, 11 December 1961

–– EDUCATION Allerton High School, Leeds

–– FORMAL TRAINING Hotel St George, Harrogate; Box Tree, Ilkley

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TALENT IN THE CITY

With an attitude and flair which makes Gordon Ramsey look like a strawberry flan, Marco Pierre White’s firebrand nature has left chefs and celebrities alike quaking in their aprons. By the age of 33, while working as chef patron at the former Hyde Park Hotel, the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ star became the youngest ever chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. Ever the philosopher, he later became disillusioned with the profession, returning the stars he had worked tirelessly to achieve. Now a restaurateur, Marco was recently in Aughton, near Ormskirk, for the re-launch of The Swann Inn, his latest venture.

What’s your welcome to the region been like? I have to say, even though I’m a Yorkshire boy on the wrong side of the Pennines the people have been very nice to me. It’s like when I first went to Dublin and opened over there. People opened their arms to me and welcomed me into their town. It’s very nice when you’re welcomed. When I took over The Yew Tree Inn (Hampshire) they hated me because they thought I was going to make their local village pub really expensive and really posh. I had a bit of resistance there and a bit of hostility. You came up for the food and drink festival last summer. Did you find people in Liverpool were enthusiastic about good food? I liked going to that. There was no pretence. What impressed me more than anything was the diversity of all the different types of cuisine. It was a very good standard. They were in these little sheds trying to replicate what they do in their restaurants but what was really impressive was their capacity to give and to share. That’s what makes a great restaurateur. There’s been recent criticism of a lack of quality restaurants in the region. Are you inclined to agree? I think there are a lot of very good restaurants in the north of England and at different levels. You get what you pay for and if something’s not good enough in that sector then it won’t last. There are restaurants that will give you dinner for £15 a head. If you step back and look at it it’s not Le Gavroche or the Swann Inn Marco

Pierre White but it’s offering a service to a sector of the market that can only afford £15 a head. It’s very easy to criticise but you have to look at something for what it is. That’s how I look at everything in my life. Look at McDonalds. They supply a service to a nation. It’s always consistent, you know what you’re going to spend and you know exactly what you’re getting. People are horrified when I say every so often I drop into a McDonalds. If I’m driving up from the south coast with my daughter and she’s hungry, what’s six chicken nuggets and a milk shake?

“People are horrified when I say every so often I drop into a McDonalds” Why did you decide to retire from the profession? When you’ve spent 22 years in a kitchen, six to seven days a week, working very long hours, all your energy goes into your food. The food may have developed but you as an individual haven’t developed. By leaving the kitchen it allowed me to develop as a person and start to discover who I was. At what point did you decide to return your stars? One day I was salmon fishing and I caught a salmon. Every time I catch a salmon I do three

things: Firstly I let the salmon go, secondly I light a Marlboro and thirdly I rest the pool because I just disturbed it with the fish I caught. While I was sitting there having my fag, a little thought came into my mind: I was being judged by people who have less knowledge than me. That’s all those three stars are really worth. What made you want to become a chef originally? I came from very humble beginnings. My father was a chef and my grandfather was a chef. When I left school I had no qualifications, so I followed in my father’s footsteps. You’ve cooked for some of the most famous people in the world, including Oliver Reed. What are your memories of him? I loved Oliver. He was a genius. I liked him very much God bless his soul. I have very fond memories of him. My favourite story of Oliver is the time he walked into my restaurant one night and he said “Marco, I’d like to commend you on your decor, it’s of the finest.” I said “Oliver, you’ve been here many times before”. He said, “Yes Marco but it’s the first time I’ve arrived sober”. He was a great man. One of the great things about my industry is the people I’ve met and the people you get to know. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Look at my hand, what do you see? A palm. I see four knuckles. We’re looking at the same thing but we see something very different.


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Ask the expert GOT AN INTERIOR DESIGN DILEMMA? EMAIL US AT POST@MOVEPUBLISHING.CO.UK

I would like to have some wooden blinds fitted to my kitchen windows. When I search through catalogues, companies only seem to have neutral wooden shades or off white colours in their collections. I am looking for something more unique and colourful – and ideally I would like a bright yellow colour. Do you know of any companies that would paint the blinds exactly suited to my colour choice?

With over ten years’ experience in the interior design business, Sharon Armor is poised to answer all your design queries from DIY disasters to decorating dilemmas.

You’re in luck! The company www.customwest.co.uk do offer such a service for their wooden blinds. The blinds can be bespoke, lacquered in any colour and with either a matt or gloss finish. For this service the company does add an additional charge, but it means that you can have the colour of your choice. www.customwest.co.uk

We would like to re-tile our main bathroom in the Easter holidays as we have already purchased a plain white bathroom suite in the sales, earlier in the year. Could you please give us some suggestions on the latest trends in tiles? We would love to add some colour to the bathroom and of course, if we could make it appear larger, then that would be even better. I think that blue and white is a new trend that’s quickly taking over from the spa colour scheme in bathroom design. The colours are very uplifting, whilst still allowing us to escape and recharge our batteries. Eastern influences are still on trend too, so why not indulge yourself in a pattern tile? For years we have tiled bathrooms in texture and colour, but this season we see a return to pattern. Fired Earth have a fantastic tile called Andalucía in their collection, which would look fantastic in any bathroom. To make the room appear larger, why not tile one feature wall in the pattern tiles and the rest in a similar plain tile. www.firedearth.co.uk

In a previous edition of Your Move, a person asked the question about making their home friendlier for their adult sons. I am about to move into a property that has a large basement, which I think would be the perfect space for my sons and their friends. Ideally what would you suggest would be the ideal solution for this space? If you’re looking for this space to be used solely by your sons I would cater for their tastes alone. Why not turn part of it into a cinema room? Another area could act as a bedroom, which is handy when they want their friends to stay over. If there is room maybe you could turn part of it into a home gym. Your Move 49


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INTERIORS

Bird cushion, £15, Next

Ying bespoke handcrafted chair, custom printed with swallows and oriental blossom, £299, from Geisha Collection at www.digitex.com

bird watching

Vintage rave pendant lightshade, £50, www.masseyandrodgers.co.uk

Birdsong digital wallpaper in apple, £325 per roll, Wallpower Unlimited Collection from Nono at Elaine Cunningham Interiors

Get ready for spring as these feathered friends find their way into the home. Compiled by Frances Gill

Bed upholstered in Finches fabric, £29.50 per metre, cushions and bedspread Finches fabric also £29.50 per metre, Sanderson at John Lewis

Stockists: Elaine Cunningham Interiors – 0845 500 5060. www.digitex.com – 0161 873 8891. Next – 0844 844 5344. John Lewis – 0151 709 7070. www.masseyandrodgers.co.uk – 0787 794 0723.

Svaja Basil bird sculpture, £18.50, John Lewis


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“valuers need to recognise that costs are increasing for housebuilders all the time”

LUCY OLIVER HAS LUNCH WITH... Chris Aitken of Redrow Homes, Lancashire hris Aitken has an impressive CV in property, having spent 13 years at a national housebuilder before joining Redrow Homes. In her ten years at Redrow, she moved quickly up the career ladder to be promoted as regional sales director for Lancashire, covering Merseyside and the north-west. Having driven in to Liverpool from Sale for our meeting, it’s Chris’ first chance to sample everything Liverpool One has to offer when we meet for lunch at Palm Sugar.

dedicated to showcasing the properties. Following the recent unveiling of Redrow’s New Heritage collection at Bonhams Auction House in London in February, and the official launch of the Liverpool properties at Cressington Heath in Garston, the sales team are set to be busy with enquiries flooding in from the public. Says Chris, “We don’t have to try and sell these homes – people actually want to buy them. The New Heritage collection sees a return to

“Succulent skewers of chicken satay and eye-wateringly generous rings of calamari are served up as delicious tapas” Since its opening on Liverpool One’s terrace last summer, Palm Sugar has lost no time establishing itself as a fabulous new night-life venue with opulent interiors, fantastic cocktails, and a celebrity and VIP clientele. Now, the launch of the Thai Tapas menu to enjoy with drinks is set to bring more customers in to enjoy the relaxing interiors, bubble glass chandeliers, and views over Chavasse Park. Chris and I order sparkling water as we peruse the Thai Tapas menu and place our order for a selection of mixed tapas to share. It’s set to be a busy year for the housebuilder following a Granada TV campaign and the creation of Redrow.tv – an online channel

traditional style properties over two floors, rather than apartments and three storey homes.” Steve Morgan, Redrow’s original founder, returned to industry and to the helm of Redrow as chairman in April 2009, and his pledge to take the housebuilder back to its core values of ‘quality, tradition and superior styling’ have, according to Chris, been borne out: “When I started to work in the industry, I always wanted to work at Redrow because I could see that they had the best products with good sized rooms and the right dimensions. That’s definitely true once more, and I’m proud of the new collection – these are the homes that people want to live in. It was a brave step to take in designing them for the

buyer and not the planner, but it’s paid off.” Succulent skewers of chicken satay and eye-wateringly generous rings of calamari are served up as delicious tapas, but in true Thai style. Chris and I tuck in, exclaiming over the calamari, the vegetable spring rolls, mixed vegetable tempura and deep fried chicken in a delicate breadcrumb. Chris came into the business as a mortgage advisor before moving into sales, and feels strongly that the bigger mortgage lenders get behind housebuilders, and produce better products for the new build market to help the housing market’s recovery: “The government have done their bit, as by introducing the HomeBuy Direct scheme buyers are borrowing only 70 per cent of the purchase price. I also think that valuers need to recognise that costs are

increasing for housebuilders all the time. Redrow is committed to minimising the impact on the environment with homes which comply with the new building regulations, and include features to enhance energy and water efficiency. These brand new, high specification properties can’t be compared with resale houses which are over 20 years old, using the floorspace as the only factor.” Over authentic Illy coffees and a generous mixed fruit platter, Chris and I discuss our shared passion for travelling, but it’s clear that her work is more than a job for Chris: “The properties are really well designed, with open plan kitchen and dining spaces and subtle room demarcations through a bookcase, for example. The details have really been thought through.” That seems to just about sum it all up.

PALM SUGAR – LIVERPOOL ONE, 5/6 KENYON STEPS, LIVERPOOL, L1 3DF –

To reserve a booth or a table at Palm Sugar, telephone 0151 707 6654.

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Welcome relief for first time buyers

For free financial help and impartial advice for first time buyers call 0151432 5200.

www.atho.org.uk ACCESS TO HOME OWNERSHIP IS A GOVERNMENT FUNDED SCHEME DESIGNED TO HELP

FIRST TIME BUYERS ONTO THE PROPERTY LADDER IN LIVERPOOL’S REGENERATION AREAS ACCESS TO HOME OWNERSHIP IS A GOVERNMENT FUNDED SCHEME DESIGNED TO HELP FIRST TIME BUYERS ONTO THE PROPERTY LADDER IN LIVERPOOL’S REGENERATION AREAS

THE SCHEME COVERS LIVERPOOL REGENERATION AREAS L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8 AND PARTS OF L5, L9, L13, L15. PAYMENT OF FEES IS LIMITED AND SUBJECT TO QUALIFICATION, SCHEME IS SUBJECT TO ELIGIBILITY AND AVAILABILITY.TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. INFORMATION CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT.


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Go Liverpool Contents 56

Kids’ Pick Pick of the crop for families

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Go Guide The best events for March, April and May

60 & 61 Go Get The Look Head-to-toe denim for ladies and gents 62

Go News All the latest lifestyle happenings

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Style Counsel Go Out snaps stylish shoppers

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Go Eat Tasty offerings at Alma de Cuba

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Hair Liverpool The latest hair trends

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Previews Film, theatre and live music in the city

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Go Out Album Liverpool Social events in pictures

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Go Dance & Club Nights Chibuku in words and pictures

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My Favourites Star Wars’ Anthony Daniels (aka C3PO) on his favourite things

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THINGS TO DO WITH A YOUNG FAMILY

07 MAR/ Eco-festival

and our ability to find our way home” (director, Mike Sheppard). Hansel and Gretel will be tempting theatregoers at the Everyman from 16 March until 3 April, with performances at 7.30pm.

Martin Mere’s eco-festival event was a huge success last year. On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March, families are asked to take part in events to help the environment by browsing stalls selling local produce, building dens from natural materials and taking part in the ‘slow cycling’ competition. 16 MAR - 03 APR/ Gorge on gory Hansel and Gretel, A Wonder Tale brings the classic Grimm fairytale of a brother and sister, and their discovery of a gingerbread house in the woods to life on stage at the Everyman. Described as ‘tender, tasty and terrifying’ this new adaptation by Carl Grose, produced by Kneehigh Theatre, is set to take

18 MAR - 20 MAR/ The Forest at the Unity Theatre This thrilling new performance for ages 3+ combines dance, images, sound and light, from 18 March until National Children’s day, 20 March. As part of the LEAP 2010 programme, The Forest was

water, are never quite what they seem. Book tickets for Thursday 18 and Friday 19 for 10.30am and 1.30pm or Saturday 20 at 11am and 2pm; £6/£4 concessions. Call 0844 873 288 or visit the website www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk.

11.30am and 2.30pm the otters are fed, and family crafts take place from 1pm until 4pm.

21 MAR & 26 MAR/ Green Spaces Fit ‘n’ Fun Family Health Walk through Sefton Park is taking place on Sunday 21 March at 1pm. Take the children for a chanced to experience the newly revamped environment of one of South Liverpool’s favourite parks. On Friday 26 March at Stanley Park, put a spring in your step with a stroll around Stanley Park. Meet at 1pm at the band stand, in front of the Isla Gladstone Conservatory.

05 - 06 APR/ Eggstravaganza An Easter Egg Trail is taking place at Speke Hall over the Easter weekend for families. Run by Cadbury and the National Trust, this hunt doesn’t disappoint with a chocolate treat for every participant. Free to National Trust members, the hunt costs £1 for others on top of the admission fee to Speke Hall. Face painters and story tellers will also be entertaining guests throughout the day.

27 MAR/ Hidden Treasure Hunt for hidden treasure on a family treasure hunt on Saturday 27 March at Hawksmoor Park, on Lower Lane, and keep fit at the same time. This event starts at 11am. 27 MAR - 26 APR/ Easter Fun at the Wetlands

parents and children alike into the woods on our heroes’ adventures. A visual feast of entertainment, with lively music, traps and cages, magical creatures and dark secrets, the whole family will be delighted by this tale of “human survival

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devised by dancers and choreographers working with children, for children. Starting with the idea that forests are mythical places of transformation, this performance looks at how people, animals, wood and

Meet Wizzy the beaver when he comes out to exercise every day from 12pm until 2pm over the Easter holiday period (27 March until 16 April). Visitors to Martin Mere can also join in building a lodge – a special kind of den for beavers – and make mini beaver-habitats to take home, learning about the importance of the wetlands. At

29 MAY - 06 JUN/ Downy Duckling Week Martin Mere’s excellent family orientated Downy Duckling Week runs from 29 May until 6 June, and the duckling nursery is opened up to show visitors the whole process of hatching, from seeing the eggs in the incubators to admiring new born chicks. At 3pm each day, there’ll also be a plastic duck race, for which it costs £1 to enter (including a plastic duck).


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Salsa Dance: The Latin Experience , at Sefton Park Palm House. Call 0151 726 9304 for tickets.

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The Tempest, Unity

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Outdoor Fashion Show, by The Metquarter, Williamson Square

Mark Rothko: The Seagram Murals at Tate

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Half Marathon organised by Run Liverpool, 9.30am through the city centre

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30 Mersey Tunnel 10k, organised by Run Liverpool, 10am start in the city centre

John O’Connell, Sefton Park Palm House

June China Through The Lens, Merseyside Maritime Museum


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18ct Tanzanite and diamond cross over diamond ring, £1,975, Wongs Jewellers

LADIES’ FASHION

HARD

Denim waistcoat, £12, Matalan

From oversized shirts to feminine detailing, and distressed shades to deepest blue, this is one trend that's tearing up the rule books.

Military buckle denim military cap, £12, Accessorize

Pump attendant denim jeans, £55, Superdry at Cult Clothing

Denim western shirt, £28, Dorothy Perkins

Model wears: Papaya denim shirt, £14, bleach washed slouch jean, £14, Matalan

Denim corsage, £10, Miss Selfridge

Denim tier dress, £35, Debenhams

Stockists: John Lewis – 0151 709 7070. Wongs Jewellers – 0151 60 Your Move

Ash Stones stiletto canvas trainer, denim, £110, John Lewis

227 1677. Cult Clothing – 0151 708 7179. Debenhams – 0844 561 6161. Dorothy Perkins – 0151 227 2359. Accessorize – 0151 709 3485. Matalan – 0845 330 3330. Miss Selfridge – 0151 709 1660.


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MEN’S FASHION

Compiled by Frances Gill

WEAR A masculine, 1980s echo is taking over the high street. Give the look an edge with only the coolest accessories!

Converse All Star Ox low plimline canvas shoe, £34.99, Office

Denim shorts, £30, John Rocha at Debenhams

Blue metal aviator sunglasses, £14, Topman

Jeans, £34.99, H&M

Denim biker jacket, £46, Topman

Model wears: Missoni

Denim duffle bag £34.99, River Island

Denim gilet, £34.99, River Island

Stockists: Topman – 0151 709 1844. River Island – 0844 395 1007. H&M – 0151 703 7350. Office – 0151 709 0403. Debenhams – 0844 561 6161. Burton – 0151 227 2359.

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Hot in the City THE LATEST LIFESTYLE NEWS

Hump

Rave in a Cave Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre is, by day, a fantastic underworld of caverns for visitors to explore and learn about the history of Edge Hill. By night, the venue is taking on techno and trance and pulling in punters from across the city.

da beat HELLO MELLO Laura Powers, Rob Longson, Adam Millington & Rebecca Whiting at Mello Mello

The community café on Seel Street, Mello Mello, has seen many incarnations over the years, but is now expanding its services and its appeal. While the café will still be open from 11am until 8pm (on quiet evenings) a number of events are set to take place in the

evenings, including band nights and a Rock ‘n’ Roll themed event – just to name a few. Described on My Space as a ‘raggle taggle shanty jazz café’, Mello Mello will still offer free wi-fi, a library, and a wide selection of beverages and healthy snacks.

The Write stuff DJ Nick Warren

On Friday 23 April Freeze, comprising former Cream resident and Massive Attack DJ Nick Warren, Andy Newland and Rob Casson, will host their latest ‘Rave in a Cave’ followed by The Clientele, Sparkwood & 21 and Martin McGuffie on 24 April, starting at 8pm. Visit the Tunnels website for more details at www.williamsontunnels.co.uk.

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winners Reader Rob Moore will be treating the guest of his choice to a three course meal at The Noble House on Brunswick Street, no doubt followed by drinks downstairs in the speakeasy style bar, La Guarida’. 62 Your Move

Liverpool’s first Festival for one act plays will see eight new productions, each performed four times, from 26 March until 3 April. Taking place at The Actors’ Studio on Seel Street, with patronage from actress, comedienne and broadcaster Pauline Daniels, radio personality Roger Phillips and artistic director of BlackBox, Ian Moore, this event looks set to be a fantastic launchpad for new talent in the city.

COAST IS CLEAR The opening of the new Coast store on St Peter’s Lane in Liverpool One saw customers and clients mingle over champagne and cupcakes, with mini makeovers for guests provided by Peaches & Cream. Celebrity stylist and fashion produce, Anna Dowd, of ITV was on hand to offer advice, and models showcased the new collection of dresses and accessories, just in time for the Grand National.

Pauline Daniels

The relaunch of the refurbished Camel Club on Wood Street saw the venue start a new party season, full of revamped theme nights. With a ‘Naughty in the 90s’ theme every Monday to ‘Bangers ‘n’ Mash’ on Fridays, new sets by new DJs will be taking the Moroccan-themed venue by storm. See www.camelclubliverpool.co.uk for all the latest news on these ‘Arabian nights’ for 2010.


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COUNSEL Laura Lancett, 18

Go Liverpool recently headed to Liverpool city centre to check out who was on trend for early spring. Here are our personal favourites. ---------

Studies criminal justice at LJMU --

What are your favourite Liverpool stores? Faith for shoes, Freedom jewellery at Topshop and vintage stores! --

Outfit Laura’s colourful, vintage scarf paired with Miss Selfridge mac and pretty peep-toe flats have a fresh nautical vibe.

Erin O’Neill, 24 Customer services for Riverside --

What’s your favourite trend? Boho-hippy chic, perfected by Sienna Miller --

Outfit Erin looks positively statuesque in these denim effect jeggings from H&M paired with skyscraper heels by Office.

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Jamie Stafford, 21 Hairdresser, Voodoo on Bold Street --

Which designer would you say is the most pioneering?

Hannah Lloyd, 19

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Jamie’s mod style boots from Beatwear give this outfit a splash of colour.

Who’s your style icon? Fearne Cotton --

Outfit Hannah’s eclectic mix of pieces from Quiggins, Pull&Bear and Schuh give her look a real edge. The Converse pumps and snug legwarmers are an ideal choice when shopping in the city.


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spectacular winter ball at Knowsley Hall was organised by Marina Dalglish to raise funds for a new ÂŁ17m facility at The Walton centre, Aintree University Hospital. Jonny Gould hosted the evening, where a charity auction saw a Boodles pendant, a Philip Armstrong couture dress and a fantastic holiday to the newly opened Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco raise over ÂŁ200,000.

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Go Liverpool tries a taste of Latin America. JONATHAN KEARNEY SAMPLES...

Alma de Cuba With a glance at Alma de Cuba’s website you’ll find testimonials from such cultural aficionados as the New York Times and Washington Post. This should come as little surprise considering the reputation it has established since it burst onto the city’s social scene with a carnival flourish. Unlike so many of its peers, it has managed to maintain the frisson of excitement that is so often sparked by a new city centre venue. Housed in what was once Liverpool’s oldest surviving Catholic church, St Peter’s, this owes much to the fact that Alma de Cuba remains a unique destination on the city’s landscape. Setting it apart from the well-travelled bar trail, it also retains a steadfast commitment to its Latin American theme, with generous helpings of authentic entertainment perpetuating its hedonistic atmosphere. Despite its obvious allure as a well-stocked bar, as a first time diner I remained apprehensive. More familiar with negotiating a late night scrum for a drink among the scouseratti, I had the ill-conceived notion that the quality of the restaurant wouldn’t live up to the fanfare. I can now say with some authority that the food, service and setting justified the hype. Our waiter for the evening greeted us at our impressive table, over-looking the already flourishing hive of activity downstairs, before

‘lamb two ways’, which recommending a bottle of the consisted of a roast double dark Mexican beer Dos Equis. cutlet, cooked to order, braised Tempted by the risotto and spiced shoulder and warm salad duck spring rolls respectively, of pancetta, broad beans and my partner and I found both petit pois. I ordered the sweet the dishes on the ‘Sabores de potato mash as a side, although Alma’, a platter which also on reflection the medley of featured delicately crafted flavours in the main dish would asparagus and poached duck have sufficed, with the unusual egg, tempura king prawns and spiced shoulder a pleasant cured lomo. The presentation surprise. and careful preparation of the By now the restaurant and food swiftly allayed any bar were welcoming a steady scepticism of Alma’s flow of weekend visitors, with a commitment to fine dining. bubbling atmosphere set to The menu proved adventurous, culminate in crescendo at the yet perfectly executed. As we spectacular enjoyed our 11pm petal extravagant “the food, service and shower. To surroundings setting justified the hype” finish we in the early found room evening calm I was reminded of why Alma de for a crushed raspberry mess with crumbled brownie and Cuba has always attracted such chocolate sauce and a passion high praise. fruit and mango crème brulée The attentive and with sorbet and shortbread. knowledgeable waiter suggested Both surpassed our new found an Albariño Rias Baixas to accompany the mains. Although expectations for the spectacular, further endearing me to the the frosted bottle gave it the cuisine on offer at this appearance of apple schnapps, its delicate, even refreshing taste spectacular venue. We made our way downstairs with a new made the Spanish white a fine selection. My partner lauded the found appreciation for the undisputed king of Liverpool’s Massaman Thai curry with bar and restaurant scene. scented pilau rice and grilled chicken fillet, the presentation of which was further evidence of St Peter’s Church, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH the restaurant’s attention to 0151 702 7394 detail. The dish also illustrated www.alma-de-cuba.com Alma’s confidence to offer an array of flavours. I selected the

Liverpool’s Latin American flavours Valparaiso Restaurant Hardman Street 0151 708 6036 Liverpool’s only authentic Chilean restaurant, this cosy venue specialises in fish dishes and offers an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu. Their renowned chorizo sausages are made on the premises. Savina Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Duke Street 0151 708 9095 The sophisticated dining experience is complemented by a spicy atmosphere to match an extensive menu of Mexican favourites in this Duke Street venue. Las Iguanas Liverpool One terrace 0151 709 4030 This lively venue cover a wealth of culinary cultures in South America from Puerto Rican paella to Brazilian xinxim. The daily happy hour from 5pm proves popular with guests enjoying a range of funky cocktails and tucking into tempting tapas.


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Previews THEATRE, FILM AND MUSIC IN LIVERPOOL

On the stage The Shared Experience company, well-known to theatre-goers in the city for their evocative Jane Eyre in a recent season, are set to return to the Playhouse Theatre with an American classic drama, The Glass Menagerie. The Tennessee Williams’ classic, adapted from his short story, is said to be autobiographical exploration of his own family dynamics presented in the form of a memory play. The lead role of the all-too-loving mother, smothering her daughter, is acted by the talented, RSC theatre veteran Imogen Stubbs and looks set to be a compelling performance.

Cinematic encounters Tim Burton’s hotly anticipated take on ‘Alice’ is set to give a new spin to the classic tale and show a darker side of Wonderland.

In this adaptation, the story begins with, not a child, but a 19 year old Alice attending a typical Victorian garden party. Alice soon realises the party is little more than a convention, setting up the opportunity for her to be proposed to in front of hundreds of people. Horrified, she follows a white rabbit through a maze and down a rabbit hole, which takes her back to Wonderland.

Far removed from the 1951 animated adventure, this time Disney has gone a lot darker. Gone is the sugar-coated tale, in its place is a fantasy-adventure film with live action and stunning scenery. Although our heroine has no recollection of her childhood expeditions in Wonderland, Alice encounters a number of the characters we remember from the original. With Burton directing, it’s no surprise that Johnny Depp stars – as the Mad Hatter – nor that Helena Bonham Carter features as the Queen. Stephen Fry puts a new take on the grinning Cheshire Cat and Alan Rickman, Matt Lucas and Anne Hathaway will all be making appearances in Wonderland. Despite the many parodies and remakes of Lewis Caroll’s classic tale, an immense hype is following this film – no doubt due to the stellar cast and high expectations of the visuals. After a much-publicised dispute between the larger cinemas and the DVD distributors on the latter's release date, Alice in Wonderland will be showing in cinemas from 5 March.

The music round up This story of one woman’s reluctance to let go of her youthful memories of courtships and her desire to marry off her daughter is sure to see a lyrical, thoughtful staging by director Polly Teale. Judging by Shared Experience’s characteristic attention to light, sound and movement, this compelling, inwardlooking drama looks set to cause fireworks on stage at the Playhouse.

Never disappointing, the live music scene in Liverpool has something for everyone over the next few months. Country star Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter, takes to the stage at the Cavern Club on 9 March while across the city Mumford & Sons will be playing to a sold out audience at the O2 Academy. Hitting those high notes on 18 March, Katherine Jenkins, along with Britain’s Got Talent stars Escala, will be playing the Arena. To top off the month, winner of BBC Sound of 2010 award, Ellie

Goulding, will be in the O2 Academy on March 29 – and this singer songwriter is set to be huge this year, well worth going to see before the hype takes over. May is the month for superstars it seems with the Arena hosting gigs by rock legends KISS (4 May) and Rihanna on 8 May. On 19 May, Paloma Faith will perform at the Philharmonic. If that weren’t enough, The Temper Trap will be playing a sold out gig in the O2 on the 16th and on 31st, X Factor Queen Leona Lewis will be back at the Arena.

New music stars

Marina & The Diamonds return to Liverpool, and The Masque, following a ‘secret’ gig last November when the Greek/Welsh songstress wowed fans with her single ‘Mowgli’s Road’ and the catchy ‘I Am Not a Robot’. The 24 year old, who sang on Jonathan Ross’ Friday Night Project and has just released a new single ‘Hollywood’ will be performing as part of Liverpool Music Week to growing numbers of fans – whom she calls her ‘diamonds’ - many of whom have taken to wearing face glitter and gems at her gigs. As a talented singer, songwriter and musician, Marina’s star is set to soar in 2010.


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Three rooms of pop, house and alternative make this the essential mid-week night with massive house, charts and indie tunes. 10.30pm-2.30am. £4 before 11pm, Nation, Wolstenholme Square.

2nd Birthday A fabulous birthday bash featuring house and techno with Pete Heller, Spencer Parker, Will Saul, Mark Mac, Arron Hunter, and more to be announced. Tickets from £8,10pm ‘til 6am, The Magnet, Hardman Street. Smashing house tracks with Ian Longo. 9pm ‘til 3am. Over 18s only, Rococo (formerly Modo), Fleet Street.

The Masque, Seel Street. The packed dancefloor saw a veritable mix of clubbers partying until the early hours. Chibuku is always guaranteed to bring great names and the feel good factor to a Saturday night in the city! Don’t miss the 10th birthday bash on Saturday 13 March at Nation with Chase and Status, Dom Chung and many more.

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ANTHONY DANIELS In the guise of the unforgettable C3PO, Anthony Daniels is one of just two actors to have appeared in each of the legendary Star Wars films. With news likely to excite any Star Wars fan, Anthony will reprise his role in the celebrated story as live narrator of Star Wars: In Concert, a unique multi-media event featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We asked Anthony about some of his favourite things ahead of the Liverpool Arena event.

STAR WARS: IN CONCERT The world tour comes to the Liverpool Arena on 9 March. For tickets telephone the box office on 0844 8000 400.


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