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PORKY PIG

RICE AND THREE!

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THE HISTORY:-         Until about the 1880s, Joseph Heap with Joseph Heap & Sons Ltd., owned its own vessels, which were known as the Diamond H Line after their house flag. These ships sailed between Liverpool and Australia, via Rangoon and the East Indies. The firm has had several changes of ownership but was still fully operational until 1988 when it transferred to a new site in Regent Road, Liverpool. The Pownall Street site was still partially operational until 2005.

 

The building was due to be demolished  until it received Grade II listed statue in 2014 from Historic England. It's entry on the list describes it as being: "...a good example of an early and mid-C19 warehouse complex adapted in the late-C19 for a single unified use as a rice processing and storage site; its austere styling being characteristic of the C18 and C19 warehouse buildings that have played a significant role in contributing to Liverpool's World Heritage Site status.

The building displays visible alterations, made since its construction, which illustrates the changing technology which became improved over the years.

There were plans in 2014 to convert the building into luxury apartments as part of a £130 million luxury residential development, but it was criticised by Gill Darley, writing for the Architects' Journal who described the plans as "façadism". This was largely because the developers had wanted to pull out of the redevelopment if they were forced to keep the original interior.  In 2017 the site was taken over by the developer Inhabit who disclosed that a planning agreement had been reached and that the work to convert the building into luxury apartments was to be started.

THE VISIT:- Got the heads up this was open and had a few reports it was death on a stick. (it's not safe!) If you stick to the taped off areas all stone your fine. i did feel very uneasy and not very safe while i was inside so took as many pics as i could and left. Although it's quite a good derp.

heap mill

 

 

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Nice derp but dangerous  6/10

 

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