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Axed Fourth Grace 'moving to Canada'

PLANS for an iconic 'Fourth Grace' in Liverpool that were shelved last summer could resurface in Canada.

Laing O'Rourke was in line to build the £334 million scheme to crown the city's reign as European Capital of Culture in 2008 until Liverpool City Council pulled the plug on the project because of spiralling costs.

But architect Will Alsop hinted at French property show Mipim last week that his eye-catching 'Cloud' design could still be built, after discussions about pressing ahead with the project in Birkenhead - closer to its original home - fell through.

He said: 'There's always a chance that the same building might appear elsewhere.

'There's some exciting stuff going on in Canada. I like the look of Toronto.'

Mr Alsop has worked in the city before on an art and design college.