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The proposed development on the former Norton scrap metal site

Plans in for Norton scrap metal site

Dan Whelan

Chaloner Street Developments has submitted plans to redevelop the former Norton scrap metal site in Liverpool city centre into a 650-home mixed-use scheme.

The two-acre site is located on the corner of Chaloner Street and Upper Parliament Street and is currently derelict.

The application proposes to build a mixed-use scheme comprising 650 residential units and a 200-bedroom hotel.

In addition, the application outlines plans for 25,000 sq ft of commercial, leisure, retail, and arts space, 22,000 sq ft of co-working or studio office space and a 152-space car park.

The three-block development will range in height from 16 to 32 storeys and forms part of the wider regeneration of the Baltic Triangle district.

Once completed, the scheme would create around 250 jobs, according to the developer.

MCAU is the architect and The Planning Studio is advising on planning.

David Skidmore, founding director of MCAU, said: “Mixed-use development does not work on every site, but in Liverpool and particularly in this location where there already exists a dynamism, cultural awareness and capacity for urban living, we believe this development could become an exciting addition to the city’s urban offer.

“The aspiration for this site location is to create a balanced and thriving mixed-use development and, in doing so, to enhance the Baltic Triangle’s offer.”

 

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By hmmm

Great to see, even more reason for mersey rail to open up the new tube line stop there

By Stuart wood

This is a brilliant site for an ambitious mixed use scheme. Pleased to see the hotel; but please, maximise the commercial/office space. The availability of more flexible office units in the Baltic is crucial to Liverpool’s future! The new Merseyrail station at Baltic/St. James will sure up these investments. I like the heights with the single tower, about right for the site. I like the semi-warehouse morphology too, but maybe this could be brought out more. I like the use of a bold green for one of the blocks!

By Liverpolitan

This is welcome and I broadly share @Liverpoliltan’s comments below – particularly with regards to providing more work space. Key to Baltic developing into a genuinely mixed-use area is sustaining and building on its employment base.

And if anyone has a whinge about the view of the cathedral from Rock-bloody-Ferry I’ll scream.

By Sceptical

Agree Liverpodlian! We need more Liverpool office’s and the council should make sure they are built and not taken away by the bias government and put in other city’s!

By Mary Woolley

Great to have this mix use scheme moving forwards on this site. Seems to be a great deal of well thought out activity on the ground floor ( lower levels) which is welcomed. Overall a great looking scheme and really like the way the overall scale is broken down with the use of different materials on each block or massing element. This will be a strong positive for the City of Liverpool.

By Freddy M- Liverpool

Cracking location, and will go a long way to connect the Baltic Triangle area to Liverpool’s docklands, just like Liverpool One did further North connecting the retail area to the Royal Albert Dock. Hopefully this development gets commenced and completed, which can’t be said for a few recent Liverpool developers….ahem!

By Old Hall Street

why is it called the baltic triangle? is it really cold

By Gustav Gustavson

My understanding why it is called the Baltic area is due to the fact that the Victorian warehouses that were historically in this area just South of the city centre, were used to house goods offloaded from ships from the Baltic region of Northern Europe….but I could be wrong!!

By Old Hall Street

It is the traditional home of the trading vessels and trades from the countries of the Baltic sea. It still has a Scandnavian(Swedish originally) church and community centre and yes someone left the door open and it gets quite chilly.

By Pee wack

I like this, please don’t reduce the tower height as it’s perfect for this site. Great addition to the Baltic, definitely needs st. James station reopening now.
Excellent!!

By L15

“There is much debate about the origin of the name, Baltic Triangle. It is believed it may be due to the area being the site of timber warehouses that stored wood imported from Norway. Other suggestions include that the area was home to a small but lucrative whaling industry and is named after the fishing grounds. The area is also home to a Scandinavian Church.” – Taken from Wikipedia

The church and its spire are pretty cool, worth a look if you’re ever nearby.

By Anonymous

The tower works because it’s on the corner and complements the one on the other side of Parliament Street. With the two smaller? towers at St. James Place, up the road, this will form a cluster from several viewpoints.
Commentators are correct about all the Baltic and northern European trades that emanated from here. The ‘triangle’ bit of the name comes from the shape of the district, it’s a triangular shape roughly from the Baltic Fleet pub to Parliament Street.

By Red Squirrel

Great to see this prime site being used and I just hope that the plans don’t just remain plans and that it does actually get built. With respect to the ‘Baltic Triangle’ timber used to be regularly imported from Scandinavia into Brunswick and Queen’s Docks just across the road from the ‘Baltic Triangle’.

By Brendan R

Timber wasn’t stored in warehouses. It was and still is stored in yards.

By Du Be Ous

Most new development enhances our city centre…and this features attractive architecture in a sympathetic setting…yes..bring it on….and hopefully….finish it off…unlike some building at present on the go !!!!.

By Tercol

There was a very substantial Scandinavian community around the area, both seafarers and settlers. They appointed one of Liverpool’s most eminent Victorian architects, W. D. Caroe to raise the beautiful Nordic church on Park Lane. This church is still owned and run by the local Nordic community and they put on a lively cultural programme as well as offering Nordic language classes.

By Roscoe

And a great smorgasbord if my memory serves me right?

By Olaf the Hungry

Too much monotonous red brick already in this Baltic area, it is so boring to walk around. Please stop! The tower looks like it’s been designed by a planning officer and is not nearly tall enough to make an impact on the skyline. Too many design aesthetics going on and a bit Hodge Podge indeed. Public realm needs less concrete steps and more planting. Right idea overall, but needs a more sophisticated solution for a prominent corner site facing the river.

By Anon

You think with all the unesco problems we have you think a developer would come up with some iconic developments?

I don’t want to appear unkind but, Liverpool waters is going to end up like Salford quays which reall unimaginative

By George

I’d prefer them to build one huge building of 68 floors and become the tallest building outside of london. Start a new Liverpool tradition, like when the built the Liver Building

By George