Elliot Group has submitted a planning application for a £50m residential-led development for a site bordering Norfolk Street and overlooking Queen’s Dock, designed by Falconer Chester Hall.
The proposals include a part-20 storey and part-12 storey block, targeting owner-occupiers with a mix of predominantly two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Amenities will include a residents’ gym, an outdoor spa, basement parking and landscaping. The project will also have office space aimed at technology start-up companies.
The scheme’s planning application is scheduled to be heard in February, with work on site likely to begin in early summer 2016.
Elliot Lawless, director of Elliot Group, said: “The great thing about Baltic is the mix of uses, not just within the neighborhood but within buildings, too. Norfolk House will have a unique base for start-ups and for other companies in the area to use, with a regular programme of business masterclasses from successful entrepreneurs and ‘how to’ sessions from experts in everything from finance to sales, marketing to human resources.
“There’s demand for larger homes in Liverpool city centre, but the site has to be right. We’ve got a cracking location overlooking the docks, the river and North Wales and one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in the city on our doorstep. If you’re downsizing from the suburbs you don’t want a shoebox – you still want space.”
According to Elliot Group, the company has more than £300m of projects underway or in planning in Liverpool, including the £130m conversion of the former Heaps Mill into flats, the £40m redevelopment of Wolstenholme Square, a 156-apartment scheme also on Norfolk Street which is close to completion and the 400-bedroom Queensland Place on the edge of the University of Liverpool campus.