Plans have been submitted to develop a mixed-use building on a vacant site in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
The proposed scheme, designed by MgMaStudio on behalf of LPS Real Estate, features 44 apartments and around 5,000 sq ft of commercial space on St James Street, between the junctions of Brick Street and Norfolk Street.
The site is next to the former Liver Grease Works, facing the Church of Saint Vincent-de-Paul, and has lain vacant for the past 20 years.
If approved, the scheme would be made up of two separate buildings, the larger of which would accommodate a range of one, two and three bedroomed apartments as well as the majority of the proposed retail and leisure space. The corner unit is proposed to be used as a local pub.
There would also be two public areas created; a larger, south-facing space at Brick Street and a courtyard at St James Street.
Matthew Ashton, a director at MgMaStudio, said: “The proposed development would make a genuinely positive contribution to the local area; constructed to a high specification and bringing back into use a vacant site, which in turn increases the sense of movement and community within the area.
“The neighbouring Church of Saint Vincent-de-Paul is a heritage asset which sits both at the heart of the local area and the design of this scheme. Many of the apartments overlook the church and the proposed corner building not only provides a public space from which to enjoy views of the church, it is also designed to be smaller and considerate of its historic neighbour.”
LPS has previously acted as an estate agent, and this project is its first as a developer.
Joe Gervin, director at LPS Real Estate, said: “The development will incorporate a Scandinavian-themed roof top garden and aims to reinforce Liverpool’s Baltic connections through minimalist styled apartments and commercial space.”
If approved, the project is due to start on site next year.