Liverpool Chinatown expansion continues

Elliot Group has submitted plans for a six-storey apartment block on Upper Pitt Street between Liverpool’s Chinatown and Baltic neighbourhoods.

The scheme, to be known as Baltic Place, has been designed by architect Falconer Chester Hall and will provide 52 one-bedroom apartments for rent to young professionals, with a gym, courtyard and Chinese garden on site.

If the planning application is successful, work would start in the spring, with completion expected in September 2016. The contractor is Liverpool-based Newry Construction.

Meanwhile, Elliot Group this week began demolition of a disused warehouse on Norfolk Street to facilitate the second phase of a residential scheme on the site. The nine-story apartment block will provide 100 apartments for rent to young professionals and has a value of £10m. Golding Estates has been appointed lettings agent.

Elliot Lawless, founder of Elliot Group, said: “Upper Pitt Street was the heart of Chinatown from the middle of the nineteeth century until it moved towards Nelson Street. It’s now on Chinatown’s southern boundary and our designs for a Chinese garden have been carefully though -through to pay proper respect to the area’s heritage.”

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There is a real momentum starting to take place in Liverpool at the moment, I can’t remember so many new buildings and planning applications across the city as a whole…lets hope it continues.

By Man on bicycle

Great to see Chinatown going back to its historic roots on Pitt Street and attracting a new wave of residents. Pitt Street was once home to Chinese seamen, Chinese laundries and other Chinese businesses and clubs.

By Paul Blackburn

A wonderful place to Liv

By Uni

What a let down Liverpool’s China Town is, more like China street, it’s claimed to be Europe’s original China Town and yet it isn’t even one of the better British ones.

By Alistair C

But things are looking better for the future!

By Man on bicycle

Alistair C, you don’t understand Liverpool where it’s been through rise and fall and rise again. It really is a cause to rejoice to see it coming back with all the activity and development. There are a lot Chinese from outside and from overseas moving back in contrast to former times when the Liverpool Chinese populated other cities.

By Paul Blackburn

The Chinatown in Liverpool at least is historically connected to the Chinese.The one in Manchester is just a load of Chinese businesses thrown up since the 80s.

By Elephant

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