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Taxpayers to dig for £20M for Liverpool Dock


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9 minutes ago, 2112 said:

John Sisk and Sons. A large Irish Civil Engineering outfit specialising in Construction and large scale motorway refurbishment. 

Do they do promenades....?

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I suggest people have a look at their website, this firm make our local contractors look like real amateurs. Whether the costs of £53m+ increase even more remains to be seen. We could have had a Manx Embassy, Hotel and Ferry Terminal for what it’s costing so far.

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5 hours ago, 2112 said:

I suggest people have a look at their website, this firm make our local contractors look like real amateurs. Whether the costs of £53m+ increase even more remains to be seen. We could have had a Manx Embassy, Hotel and Ferry Terminal for what it’s costing so far.

Which as someone stated earlier suggests a need to have a close look at the reasons for the increases and where the money will be going !!!!!

In fact probably the need for a PAC enquiry even before the event.

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2 hours ago, asitis said:

Which as someone stated earlier suggests a need to have a close look at the reasons for the increases and where the money will be going !!!!!

In fact probably the need for a PAC enquiry even before the event.

I’m not calling anyone on here, I like others didn’t know who the lead contractor was, it wasn’t plastered over IOM newspapers or publicised on the Nations Propaganda Mouthpiece either. I can only see this development increasing in cost. It’s going to be a very very very expensive state controlled waiting room and toilet block. Yes a PAC inquiry is needed.

 

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2 hours ago, 2112 said:

Yes a PAC inquiry is needed.

Given that the cost is now approaching 20 times one of the early stated estimates of £3M - there could be grounds... 😂

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Just now, Non-Believer said:

Given that the cost is now approaching 20 times one of the early stated estimates of £3M - there could be grounds... 😂

yes,  it should at least be 30 times by now.

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I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised that the cost of abandoning this folly hasn't even been looked at.

Personally l suspect looking at Liverpool sans a freight option is built on purely historical grounds. Why use tonnage designed for freight at this berth at all? Also for me there is nothing worse than threading my way through Liverpools morning rush hour to make a morning crossing. Especially as the new M6 spur makes Heysham very much the stress free option. However the public transport at Heysham is pants.

This is an opportunity to create a better and more flexible option than the current offerings and they're letting it go begging...

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37 minutes ago, Albert Tatlock said:

I heard today that the figure of £53m was a 'publication error' and the true figure is £38m.

Are you convinced that all the options have been weighted and costed?

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5 hours ago, Albert Tatlock said:

I heard today that the figure of £53m was a 'publication error' and the true figure is £38m.

 

They were quoting £38M pre-covid too though, I'm sure that Baker has made an announcement since then that covid had added to delays and costs?

 

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