Approval lined up for Liverpool’s former Wapping Station regeneration
Carpenter Investments is eyeing the Baltic Triangle site for the creation of a 261-unit apartment block, which would reach up to 13 storeys at its tallest point.
Liverpool City Council is expected to approve Carpenter’s plans at a planning meeting next Tuesday to regenerate part of the plot formerly occupied by Liverpool’s Wapping Station. Currently a vacant car park, the land sits off Kings Dock Street and Sparling Street.
Drawn up by L7 Architects, Carpenter’s in-house design team, the proposals feature 104 one-, 136 two-, and 21 three-bedroom apartments, with 30 of those proposed to be accessible.
Around 14,000 sq ft of commercial space would also be delivered, as well as a 600 sq ft office on the first floor.
A total of 69 car parking spaces, including 14 accessible and 10 electric vehicle charging bays, would be provided in the basement. There would also be 292 cycle spaces located on the lower ground floor.
The six-acre site was originally a rope-making works, before it was redeveloped in 1830 to become Wapping Station, the world’s first goods terminus on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The station remained operational until 1972, when it was closed and subsequently demolished.
Known as One Kings Dock Street, the development has been designed in line with the Baltic Strategic Regeneration Framework as phase one of the wider mixed-use redevelopment of the former train station plot.
Carpenter submitted the plans for the first phase last November, originally seeking to create 257 apartments. However, the development has since been revised to reduce the overall height of the building and its impact on its surroundings, while also increasing the number of flats.
The Planning Studio is advising the developer on the proposals. Also on the project team are GIA Surveys, Carpenter Build, Mulberry TMC, Kingdom Ecology, SCP Transport Consulting, TERM Engineering, and Ensafe.
ADS is the noise consultant. CC Geotechnical is the geotechnical engineer.
Want to learn more about the project? Search for application number 22F/2748 on Liverpool City Council’s planning portal.