Tobacco Warehouse will be the central hub of the festival for the first time. Credit: PNW

GALLERY | Phase one of £250m Tobacco Warehouse completes 

Harcourt Developments has sold more than 100 of the first 192 flats within the iconic Liverpool building, while the second phase of the scheme is due to complete in around two years’ time. 

Place North West was invited to have a look at how work is progressing on the project.

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Facts and figures 

There are 86 different apartment configurations within phase one. The flats range in size from 950 sq ft to 2,750 sq ft. Prices range from £235,000 to £610,000. 

 Tobacco Warehouse, the largest brick structure of its kind in the world, is being transformed by Harcourt Developments. The building has a floor area of 1.6m sq ft and was built using 27m bricks. 

The grade two-listed Stanley Dock building, constructed in 1901, is being redeveloped in three phases. Following the completion of the first phase, which was backed by a £40m development loan from Qsix Real Estate Finance, the next tranche of 180 apartments is due to be handed over by contractor Abercorn Construction in 2024. 

Overall, Dublin-based Harcourt’s Tobacco Warehouse project is to deliver 538 apartments and 100,000 sq ft of ground-floor commercial space across three phases. Darmody Architecture is leading on the scheme’s design. 

Tobacco Warehouse, Harcourt, P.PNW

The largest apartment measures 2,750 sq ft. Credit: Place North West

Earlier phases 

An earlier phase of the wider Stanley Dock regeneration saw the creation of the Titanic Hotel, which completed in 2014. 

Harcourt plans to start work on a 99-suite aparthotel within the former South Warehouse, later this year. 

The developer is eyeing completion of its Stanley Dock masterplan in the next four years, according to Pat Power, director at Stanley Dock Properties, Harcourt’s delivery vehicle. 

The wider context 

Tobacco Warehouse falls within the Ten Streets regeneration zone, a 125-acre area of docklands earmarked for redevelopment into a “creativity district” featuring 1m sq ft of development.  

Other emerging schemes on Liverpool’s historic docklands include Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters and Everton FC’s new 53,000-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. 

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This is amazing and well done to all involved.

By David

Oh my word these are beautiful

By Anonymous

It`s a massive site and is taking a while but as long as it completes then I`m good with that, as they are doing quality work.

By Anonymous

What a fantastic looking project.

By John W

Brilliant project excellent use of these beautiful historic buildings

By Mark

Hope I live long enough to see this completed

By Jethrow

Spent many years visiting here..These flats are really beautiful.. hope they are sound proofed…well done

By Sue mccann

What a fantastic job you wouldn’t think you were in Liverpool out of this world

By Dave GW

Such an iconic building in Liverpool, Thank god it was saved from the demolition bulldozers, Even if it has been turned into apartments the beautiful outside facade has been saved

By Gary Watson

Whilst the building externally looks really grim and foreboding, the flats look great. Love the double height spaces with the mezzanine! Definitely makes up for the ugly exterior

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By Elephant

Shame about the quality of the finish

By Anonymous

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