Elliot Group Bridgewater St East Dusk
Elliot Group bought the site last year

Elliot submits plans for £50m Baltic resi

Dan Whelan

Liverpool-based developer Elliot Group aims to build a 14-storey residential block comprising 232 apartments on Bridgewater Street, overlooking Queen’s Dock. 

The 173,000 sq ft project, named Duke’s Village, has been designed by architect Falconer Chester Hall and would feature 12,000 sq ft of commercial space across eight ground floor units.  

Located on the edge of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle neighbourhood, the site was previously occupied by electrical wholesaler Eyre & Elliston.

Elliot Group bought the half-acre site last year and Eyre & Elliston has since relocated to King Edward Industrial Estate. 

Elliot Group founder Elliot Lawless said: “Our aim is to develop a high-end scheme that maximises the site’s waterfront views. The area is crying out for more commercial space, too, so we hope to be able to plug some of that gap.” 

The private rented sector development is part of the company’s “continuing migration from the fractional sales model”, Lawless added.  

Under the plans, four parking spaces and 232 cycle bays are proposed. 

The professional team on the project includes engineer Clancy, planning consultant Zerum, DTPC advising on transport, acoustic consultant AEC and landscape architect Layer.studio. 

Lawless anticipates a start on site next spring subject to planning approval. 

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This doesn’t look very good. What has happened to the hotel previously planned for this site? The previous development was also set back from Chaloner Street. Where has the front access road gone? Are they proposing to build over it? This looks very messy. The council should resist approving schemes that dumb down on design standards.

By Red Squirrel

Is this the same group that recently put three projects into administration in Liverpool and Manchester?

By Pebble

@Red Squirrel, the hotel is next door to this plan

By Abots

Elliot was our most active developer and has improved the city a lot, so if he can get the show back on the road and avoid controversy then that is a plus. His recently completed scheme, The Address, was good looking, so I look forward to a similar outcome here.

By sound

I agree that Wolstenholme Square is a good development, despite the loss of the old warehouse. But I do think this one looks architecturally messy. It’s too dark, it clashes with the Baltic ‘feel’ and it’s very lumpy and boxy.

By Red Squirrel

Is he the developer for the Residence, Infinity and or Aura? What happened to these projects after being put into administration?

By Yohan

@Yohan Lawless worked with the administrator to dispose of Aura to a consortium of its original investors. He put land into the deal to ensure the investors lost no money and the head of the investor consortium came out and spoke highly of him for it. The other two schemes are with the administrators still, presumably with similar deals being done. Lawless has said that’s his aim. It’s all here on Place in previous articles.

By Anonymous

What happened to the council’s masterplan for the Baltic Triangle, and where do schemes such as this fit in?

By Mark Gilbertson

My issue with this is how he managed to fund the purchase of the land and at the same time put three other projects of his into administration?

By LeighW

Good to see the move away from the fractional model but some serious questions still to be answered surrounding previous schemes.

By Mrqs