Bogans Carpets
The former store is located on the edge of Liverpool city centre

Bogans Carpet site tipped for 11-storey resi

Sarah Townsend

The disused plot on New Bird Street in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle has been earmarked for 379 co-living apartments and several ground floor commercial units.

The scheme has been proposed by developer Crosslane Co-Living Group and its construction partner Wates Group, and the pair have lodged a planning application with Liverpool City Council, advised by consultancy Savills.

Under the plans, the former Bogans Carpet Unit would be demolished, and an 11-storey residential building constructed on the site, containing a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments from the mezzanine to ninth floor.

A total of 25 car parking and 275 cycle spaces are also proposed, as well as communal amenity space on the fifth and nineth floors, including a gym and yoga and wellbeing studio, a range of multifunction rooms, a cinema, private dining space and shared kitchens. There would also be external public realm and landscaping.

On the ground floor, a range of commercial uses are mooted, including flexible workspaces and private meeting rooms, office space and a café or retail hub.

The scheme would help to “address the shortage of homes nationally and contribute towards [Liverpool City Council’s] housing requirements”, according to the planning statement.

It is the latest scheme plotted for the New Bird Street site on the edge of Liverpool city centre. In 2018, a company called Miami applied to demolish the carpet store and replace it with a 10-storey block containing 156 apartments and commercial space on the ground floor.

But those plans faced opposition from local stakeholders and were never taken forward.

 

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This is great. Good luck. I can’t wait to see designs

By Favid

It looks like we at last have a serious developer for this site, and this will increase the vibe and footfall in the Baltic to help support all the local businesses there. I would also like to see some of the creative/tech sector firms housed in more modern and taller premises than they are now, rather than the “shed”-type structures often on offer at present.
Overall though, this is another step forward for the Baltic area, so bring on the proposed new train station for a further massive boost.

By sound

A great site at the St. James end of the Baltic and close to the new Baltic underground. This will join up well with the Crossfield and Legacie developments. A bit more space for digital here wouldn’t go amiss though.

By Liverpolitan

The co-living concept is an interesting and successful model emphasising communal spaces and supports a genuine community, if done correctly. This scheme looks to be deploying the use to maximise the floor plates. It doesn’t look to dissimilar to a student resi scheme, and shares many of the same futureproofing issues.

By architectben