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    Default The Wellington rooms, Liverpool


    The building was designed by the architect Edmund Aikin and built between 1815–1816 It was originally used by high society for assemblies, dance balls and parties. Between 1923 and 1940 it was the Embassy Club and was used for tea dances, classes and weddings. During WW2, the building became the first base for the Rodney Youth Centre though bomb damage in 1941 damaged all of the original ceilings with the exception of the ballroom.

    The building officially opened on 1 February 1965 hosting ceilis, music, drama performances as well as serving as a base for clubs and societies.

    Neo-classical in style the building's façade is Grade II listed, but it is now blackened and the building is derelict. The building was designed with a central entrance that leads into an octagonal room from which three further rooms can be accessed from. These were originally used as a drawing room, refreshment room and ballroom. The building had three separate entrances which were intend for men, ladies and sedan-chairs & carriages. The building has now been closed for about 20 years.

    Current Status and Proposed Regeneration

    The building has been derelict since 1997 and was placed on the National Heritage at Risk Register in 1999. The building suffers from dry rot, dampness and loss of plaster from walls and ceilings which has been exacerbated by repeated lead theft from the roof.

    Plans were announced in 2016 to turn the building into a Science and Technology Hub as part of the Knowledge Quarter plans.

    Emergency repairs were approved in November 2016 with the work hoping to start in February 2017. £121,000 will be spent repairing the roof and walls to prevent water getting into the building with half the money coming from Liverpool City Council and half from



    So far there is little sign of roof repairs!



    I've wanted to see this place since I first heard of it last time it was open but didn't get chance, a couple of weeks ago I heard it was a walk in but once again I couldn't get there and surely by now it would be sealed again???
    Well a little slithery friend of ours checked it out and it was still open so I dragged Fraggs out of bed even before his cup of tea and morning poo and off down the 62 we went.
    It was still a walk in, it was beautful and within hours of us leaving I heard it was sealed once again!!!!
    Skin of our teeth stuff with this one.

    Visted with Fraggs, Blacksnake and a non member who's name eludes me but he was a splendid chap.


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    8.5/10 for this one from me, not a big mooch but a really nice place
    Many thanks for looking
    Last edited by Tbolt; 17th Jul 17 at 08:43.
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    Really nice, thanks!

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    That ceiling is lovely! Like this a lot.

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    Cheers chaps
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Well worth the rush, great pics, Thanks
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    Probably at one time you wouldn't get in without a tie, and when this building was at its best. It needs a lot of cash in order to bring this place to its greatness. Nicely photographed, some of your shots using the light to your advantage.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Thamks Smiler
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Probably at one time you wouldn't get in without a tie, and when this building was at its best. It needs a lot of cash in order to bring this place to its greatness. Nicely photographed, some of your shots using the light to your advantage.
    It is a lovely place and a shame it's getting wrecked by the weather although there were signs that there was some activity, lights and stuff in places so maybe it's about to start.
    the light was just perfect in places
    thanks very much.
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    This is lovely!

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    Thank you
    It is indeed a lovely place
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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