There has been controversy from the word go with this development.
Stella Shui was a bogus player, the council couldn't wait to get over there and put an X on the dotted line, on behalf of building up Mr Whittakers empire. (Foulksy was one of the first to chase over there and then I believe, subsequently had a holiday in Bermuda or Bahamas where Mr Whittaker owns property)
Even the Chinese didn't know of this Stella Shui who I think was supposed to be in minerals.
Peel Holdings bought Cammell Laird
in 2007 for the purpose of the development.
Peel Holdings were looking for 'prestigious 'offices in Birkenhead. Where more 'prestigious' that Birkenhead Town Hall which was for some reason closed ?
The developers intended to submit proposals to the Wirral Council by Christmas 2008. This did not happen and on 2 November 2009, the developers stated they would post the application soon. However, they threatened to pull out of the scheme if the Government called a public inquiry into it.
Wirral Met has made it's intentions known for the development of skills towards the Wirral Waters scheme.
The millions that must have been wasted, because the local Council that is made up of mostly 'wannabees' yet again was too trusting and ignorant and wanted themselves to look like top dogs and get the praise. They haven't a clue, and if councils are given more powers, you can bet your bottom dollar, there will be far more cover-ups than what there are at the moment.
Personally, they should all be accountable for every last penny wasted on this venture and Peel holdings should at long last, be told to F off.
The money for development wasn't coming out of his pocket, but he's cost us council tax payers, one heck of a lot. When was Wirral Waters set up ? How much has that cost ?
Must say, I didn't like the plans anyway, far too extravagant for this area and it would have looked like any other port of call throughout the world. Why not a bit of character for once ? I bet the Arabs will move in and get it now, remenicent (sp) of the slaves in Cleopatra.
Be careful what you wish for !!