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Falconer Chester Hall designed the project. Credit: via planning documents

Caro refreshes £25m Baltic Triangle resi

Dan Whelan

The Liverpool-based developer has lodged updated plans for the 1.7-acre site on Liverpool’s Brassey Street it bought out of receivership for £1.5m last year, increasing the number of apartments. 

In 2018, Eloquent Global won planning consent for a 174-apartment scheme on the site, drawn up by Studio RBA.  

Last year, the site’s new owner Caro Developments announced its intention to draw up fresh designs, appointing Falconer Chester Hall as architect. 

Now, the developer has submitted a planning application for a 190-apartment development, featuring a mix of one- and two-bedroom flats across two 10-storey blocks. 

Located on the southern edge of the Baltic Triangle close to the abandoned St James station, the site poses challenges for the developer due to its proximity to the railway line. 

Zerum is the planning consultant for the £25m project and Turley is advising Caro on heritage. 

Neil Carlyle, managing director of Caro, said: “I’m pleased we’ve passed this important milestone.  The market remains in good shape for well-located, well-designed developments such as this.

“The Baltic area continues to thrive and this site benefits from its proximity to Baltic Market and the wider Brewery Village development, both of which continue to grow and evolve.  Liverpool has emerged strongly from the pandemic and it’s important that the city capitalises on continued market confidence.”

Elsewhere in the city, Caro is delivering its 127-apartment Poet’s Place residential development on Great Homer Street. Main contractor Newry Construction is nearing completion of the project. 

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Good news for the expansion of the Baltic, and this will sit nicely near the One Baltic Square development .
This means more people in the area, so how about fast-tracking the much planned station at St James`s/Baltic.

By Anonymous

Preferred the original design!

By Abots

I assume there will be a decent s106 payment due, depressed land value no excuses for there not to be.

By oscar

Interesting photo showing the growth of the city centre.
I wonder how long before the large surface car park next to the old Cains/ Higsons brewery will be developed?

By Lovepool

You can still get a benefit to the city without section 106, after all once people move in someone has to pay council tax.

By Anonymous

Good scheme, good local developer. Well done Neil and team. One of the good guys.

By Tom M.

A great development in a fantastic emerging location! Baltic station will push the Baltic area and the business opportunities into the fringes of Dingle. There’s great opportunity here to create a new ‘viilage’ around the station at the junction of Park Road and Mill Street. With the retained green spaces and all the trees the outline of the ‘village park’ is already there. Section 106 monies or public realm schemes should be master planned for all the upcoming schemes around here, along with commercial developments to support the flats and the people who live in them. We could create something really special around here that realises the wonderful potential you have in this area where the Baltic meets the Dingle.

By Pool of Life