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Report - Waterloo Road warehouse (Liverpool, Dec, 2017)

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
Another Sunday, another wrecked warehouse. This time a petite one on the dock road between a diner/B&B and a vacant plot (which used to be the Trafalgar Hotel). I haven’t attempted to find the history of this place, but it was probably erected at around the same time as a larger one in the next block on Vulcan Street (ca. 1850). Like the Vulcan St. warehouse, which is a well described listed building, this one was evidently built to be fireproof, with cast iron columns, arched brick ceilings, iron doors and a fireproof stairwell. Pictures go from the basement up.

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Not much in the basement except the inevitable safe, a woodworking table under a pile of wood and some pulleys for the hoist (I made a little collection).

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The ground floor is partitioned up into little gloomy rooms full of wood and bits of theatre sets and props.

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Some dated graffiti, must be from the 70s/80s (presumably referencing rivers-of-blood Powell and Liverpool’s militant council).

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Stairs to the basement and first and second floors, the latter two probably not original. All of these are in a pretty dangerous state.

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Views of the original cast iron spiral stairs, partly blocked by fallen junk.

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More wood covered in pigeon crap on the first floor - writing on the walls also suggests the place was connected with musicals/theatre at some stage.

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On the top floor the winding gear which would have originally have been mounted in a ‘jigger loft’, with the now fallen beam projecting out horizontally. The floor is tiled to further increase fire resistance (forgot to check if the other floors were also tiled under all the junk).

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On eventually emerging covered in crap and feathers I found the street had been taken over by runners preparing for the Liverpool Santa dash. Enquiring why some Santas were blue instead of red I was told it was because they were Everton supporters, of course.
 

BrainL

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#4
Another cracking report!! Is the Vulcan still in use do you know? Mate of mine ran it as rehearsal rooms for bands years back, not sure if someone else took over it after him
 

host

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#5
Another cracking report!! Is the Vulcan still in use do you know? Mate of mine ran it as rehearsal rooms for bands years back, not sure if someone else took over it after him[/QUOTE
It is mate and he actually owns this building too.
 

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#6
That's interesting - I didn't try and find out who owned the one I looked at.

From what I've read the owner of the Vulcan warehouse/rehersal studios is gradually restoring it and doing a good job - maybe this one will be rescued as well.
 

BrainL

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#7
That's interesting - I didn't try and find out who owned the one I looked at.

From what I've read the owner of the Vulcan warehouse/rehersal studios is gradually restoring it and doing a good job - maybe this one will be rescued as well.
Thats good to hear! The guy I knew that looked after it went back to Australia around 10/15 years ago I think so good to know it kept getting used.. it was perfect for rehearsal studios. Huge big lock box type things on one floor as well, rows and rows of them!
 

dweeb

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#8
That's great, fooked but plenty of original stuff left.

I'm making a list, need that trip up some time in the near future!
 

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