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The scheme is one of several projects Crossfield is leading in the Baltic Triangle

Work starts on Torus’ Baltic Triangle scheme

Dan Whelan

Ground has broken on developer Torus’ 56-bedroom apartment complex off James Street in Liverpool.

The project is part of Torus’ plans to build 5,300 homes in the region by 2024 and features a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments.

The £9.8m scheme is being delivered in partnership with Crossfield Construction, a division of Speke-based Crossfield Group.

Brock Carmichael is the architect for the scheme.

Chris Bowen, managing director of Torus Developments, said: “St James Street historically housed a number of small terraced properties that were demolished in the mid-20th century, so we are excited to reinvigorate the area and once again see it as a residential site.

“This contemporary development is an important step in providing much need affordable housing options in the city centre.”

Michael Macaulay, commercial director at Crossfield Group, added: “This scheme is part of our ongoing commitment to regenerating the Baltic Triangle as we have a further two developments underway on adjacent plots of land,  each of which is seeing derelict and disused sites brought back into use.”

Crossfield Group’s other Baltic Triangle projects include the Baltic View scheme to create 130 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for the private rental market, and a £20m, 200-bedroom hotel on the site of the former Liver Grease Oil and Chemicals building.

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I like this development. Not just a bland box to fill a gap.

By Anonymous

who gets that lovely view at the rear of the building?

By Spencer

This looks interesting. The Pugin church opposite will have a nice neighbour. The women’s organisation on the opposite corner made a great effort with their new building too.

By Liverpolitan

When we moved into the WO building soon after it opened, it was the only new build in St James. Now with the flourishing Baltic Triangle more and more new editions are being added to what is fast becoming the” go to place” in the City centre.

By Man on bicycle

Walked round there today … great atmosphere. Very exciting area.