Work is now underway to complete the stalled former Baltic House development in Liverpool after revised plans received planning consent.
Crossfield Exclusive Developments purchased the Norfolk Street site, in the heart of the city’s Baltic Triangle, out of liquidation late last year and put forward a revised scheme comprising 129 apartments with associated communal space and courtyard.
The development will now be known as Baltic View and will also feature nine office units totalling 1,174 sqm on the ground and first floors to accommodate businesses in the digital and creative sectors, complemented by storage space for up to 100 bicycles.
Liverpool City Council approved the plans last week and contractors are already on site to begin work on the scheme, which is expected to be complete in 2020.
Appointed contractor Crossfield Construction expects to create ten new full-time jobs, in addition to as many as 400 workers on site through its local supply chain.
Crossfield Exclusive Developments is a joint venture between Crossfield Group and Exclusive Investments; its directors and senior management are all Liverpool-born and educated. Crossfield Construction is a division of Crossfield Group.
The revised scheme has been designed by architect Brock Carmichael, which supported Crossfield Exclusive Developments in securing planning consent.
David Cain, director at Crossfield Group, said: “We have worked closely with Liverpool City Council over many months and we are pleased that the planning committee shares our vision for the transformative potential of this site.
“Baltic View will be a new dawn for the site and our local, experienced team is committed to creating a development that provides a positive, enduring addition to the area.”
David Ayem, director at Exclusive Investments, said: “The Baltic Triangle is at the epicentre of Liverpool’s creative community and at Baltic View we are determined to deliver a development that has genuine synergy with its neighbours.
“We have wasted little time in getting this development underway and we are excited to see it beginning to take shape.”
Liam Kelly, chair of the Baltic Triangle area company, said: “We are really pleased to see the stalled development site back on track. It’s been a painful daily reminder of failed developments over the past few years.
“It’s really encouraging to see the site now being developed by Crossfield Group, who share in the area’s vision and have engaged with the stakeholders right from the start. This is an example of how the area can retain its identity and continue to see positive growth over the coming years, with everyone working together.”
“It's really encouraging to see the site now being developed by Crossfield Group, who share in the area’s vision and have engaged with the stakeholders right from the start”