Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Alexandra Tower Liverpool - AVOID

So then, since Nov 2012 has there been an update to the problems plaguing Alexandra Tower Liverpool?

Have the car parks been fixed? Have the windows been cleaned? Are tenants being vetted and checked by the likes of City Residential (to prevent more criminal gangs moving in?). Has the safety curtain around the building been removed or is there still a threat of falling glass panels weighing 100kg?

I think you know what the answer to all of these questions is…..HELL AS LIKE

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Building Update - Same Shit Different Day

I wrote to Breamar (the management company for Alexandra Tower) in the last couple of weeks and here are some excerpts from that email:

As we know, it’s pretty much two years to the week that Thomson and Moulton were relieved as managing agents and if I had to put money on the next outcome, it will be that Zolfo will once again pin the blame on the managing agent and move on without making good on the promises they made 4 years ago? This helps nobody and to be honest, I’m sick to death of Zolfo dodging the issue.

It just seems as though there has been a shift towards a different kind of tenant now, from professional / working people, in need of parking spaces to students who couldn’t really care about the building (and its problems) and have no need for parking either. Two birds one stone so to speak.

This is now 4 years of unresolved issues and despite the assurances from Zolfo that “what ever is necessary will be done” (re the car lifts) some 3 years ago I’m sure you can understand my scepticism? Same with the safety of the glass cladding which is unofficially safe, but yet the unsightly safety scaffolding is still in place two years on?

As such, in respect of parking, I now park my car a mile away at a friend’s whom has a space but no car because I have no faith in the car lifts

Having to park my car a mile away isnt acceptable and low and behold, the first time I use the parking space I am paying for at the building, last weekend and one of the lifts was out so same shit, different day is a phrase that speak to mind with this building.

In answer to  a comment today "is it still worth avoiding this building?" I would say that the building has so much potential is in a great location but the people behind the scenes clearly dont give a shit about the quality of the building. Zolfo had not made good on a single promise they made 3 years ago and it seems, are more than happy to have a revolving door of tenants and not look to spend money on improving the building and look to build long term tenants.

If I had a choice of moving in to this building today I wouldnt move in but circumstances mean I cant really move just yet

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Urgent - Flat Share Needed

Hello, I am currently living in Alexandra Tower but I am sharing a 2 bed with someone else.

This arrangement isn't permanent so I was wondering whether anyone else in the building has a 2 bed flat and would like to rent out the rooms?

 I would be happy to go on the tenancy/pay a deposit too. My number is 07447131174 or email alex_mealand@hotmail.co.uk, and I am on 7th floor

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Building Update

So far there is still no word from the Management Company or Zolfo the administrators for Alexandra Tower as to when (if it is indeed safe) for the scaffolding to be taken down after the glass panel fell to the ground two years ago. Nor is there any word whether the car park lifts will be rectified once and for all, or indeed is there any word as to when the windows will ever get cleaned?

“Different day same old shit” should be Zolfo Cooper’s tag line

Pretty much two years to the week Zolfo blamed the last management company and instructed a new one in Braemar Estates and Zolfo (who control the money) gave their word that “whatever needs to be done will be done” and “if the car lifts need replacing then it will happen”.

Now I’m not one to call someone a liar but I am a person who (if required) will tell it like it is so Mr P from Zolfo, you know the conversation we had and you know what you said and everything you said would happen, hasn’t? You are clearly not a man of your word.

It is clear you are effectively happy to let the building suffer and instead of fixing problems (like the car lifts) that affect peoples lives in the form of missing work, business meetings, flights, picking kids up from school etc, etc, you are happy to let the revolving door recruitment policy of new tenants continue until you get tenants with such low expectations, they don’t give a crap about the problems.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Total Car lift Outage (again) 26/04/12

With some degree of predictability yesterday one car lift failed, and the second remaining car lift failed this morning leaving residents without use of their cars and the resultant fallout.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Yet another issue of cars stuck 05/03/2012

Sunday afternoons are when some people go to see families, keep in touch with friends, or take their family out for the day. Sunday afternoon's are also when some people have to work.

Whatever people do on a Sunday, and if they have a car, they couldnt go about their lives today for yet again, both car lifts at Alexandra Tower Liverpool were not working and the engineer could not call out until Monday morning.

Plans cancelled Sunday, taxi fares incurred for people going to work, and for people who need their car to work (and there are a couple of cabbies in the building) a day/night of lost work.

Monday morning and both lifts are still offline and as at 3pm, the issue was not resolved and people cannot use their entry fobs (in this long long long long line of lift outages) to call the lift or open the lift doors from the ground.

And still no response from the Management Company Braemar Estates or Zolfo Cooper (the buildings administrators) about when ANY of the issues affecting this building will be resolved.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Car Lift Outage (since friday) 20/02/12 AM

Bad enough that people had cars trapped in the building Friday afternoon and over the weekend through the continued inconvenience to personal lives and those who work who reside here.

But to add insult to injury, both of the car park the lifts at Alexandra Tower were still off Monday morning, causing yet more disruption to anyone with a car and a job/business to go to.

Ongoing Issues and their Resolution?
Still no response from the Management Company Braemar Estates or Zolfo Cooper (the buildings administrators) about when ANY of the issues affecting this building will be resolved.