Plans in for £50m Baltic flats

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.

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This will also reinforce the Waterfront skyline and link Baltic in at Queens Dock. Will look good from the river.

By Paul Blackburn

These types of building will enhance the Liverpool skyline …. its look fantastic from the waterfront

By matt

Looks really good, a few more like this alongside the river front will enhance the area and bring
life and light to areas which need renewing and bringing back into normal usage

By Man on bicycle

Awful looking building, when will we some some decent modern architecture.

By Yarrum

Looks alright I reckon

By James

Not bad.Better than what is being thrown up in Manchester.There is an obsession with white at the moment in the wettest place on the planet.The town planners are intent on turning Manchester into the opening credits of Benidorm.

By Elephant

I like Benidorm, it’s a nice place.

By York Street

Yep, something for everyone in Benidorm. Got a nice old town that looks picture postcard, then the rough and ready bit where you can get boozed up if that’s your thing. Does the trick…

By Brad

Oh dear, what on earth is that? Buildings like this will destroy the Baltic, this area is Liverpool’s chance to create something cool.

By Dean