The developer has agreed to purchase the Eyre & Elliston site on Bridgewater Street, opposite Queen’s Dock, while it has also advanced plans at Crown Street, another site it bought this year.
The Eyre & Ellison plot, pictured below, is next to three of the developer’s other sites on Norfolk Street, including an Epic Hotel and apartment scheme, where work is now under way.
While Elliot group is understood to be assessing its options for the newly-acquired site, a mixed-use scheme is more likely to come forward, including employment space for the city’s burgeoning tech and creative cluster.
The purchase is due to complete in November with Eyre & Elliston looking to relocate elsewhere in the city. The half-acre plot includes a warehouse bordered by Bridgewater Street on one side, and Watkinson Street on the other. The purchase price is undisclosed.
Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group said: “The complexion of Baltic keeps changing as companies grow and new attractions are added or expand. Plus, there’s a growing residential population to accommodate so the range of potential uses on the site is greater than it might have been, say, eighteen months ago.”
Elsewhere in Liverpool the developer has also submitted plans at Crown Street, a site it purchased earlier this year.
Elliot’s proposals, pictured above, have been designed by architect Falconer Chester Hall and feature 106 key worker homes along with 182 student bedrooms across two blocks reaching up to six storeys. These will front both Crown Street and Falkner Street. Zerum is advising on planning.