No Kings Dock Street Carpenter p.planning docs

The scheme aims to be a catalyst for the wider redevelopment of the former station. Credit: via planning documents

Regeneration of Liverpool’s former Wapping Station kicks off

Carpenter Investments wants to build a 257-apartment scheme on part of the Baltic Triangle site, the first phase of a wider mixed-use redevelopment. 

Wapping Goods Terminal, a former train station that closed in 1972, sits opposite Kings Dock and is currently occupied by a car park and a range of businesses including Beers Timber and Building Supplies. 

While the Beer family – which shares directors with Carpenter – owns the majority of the 6.4-acre site, Carpenter acquired a 0.7-acre chunk between Sparling Street and Kings Dock Street fronting Wapping in 2021. 

The developer has submitted a planning application to Liverpool City Council to create an 11- to 16-storey building on the plot.  

The project, known as No1 Kings Dock Street, features 175 two-bedroom apartments, 75 with one-bedroom and seven three-bedroom properties. 

Around 13,000 sq ft of commercial space across five units is also proposed. 

Designed by L7 Architects, Carpenter’s in-house design team, the project aims to be a catalyst for the regeneration of the wider site. 

No Kings Dock Street Carpenter p.planning docs

Carpenter’s scheme within the wider context. Credit: via planning documents

The proposals have been worked up in line with the aspirations of the Baltic Triangle SRF, which identified an opportunity to create “a new vibrant community” on the site of the former train station. 

Carpenter hopes to remain involved in later phases of the regeneration project and recognises the need to design its development in such a way as to facilitate the wider scheme.  

As well as developing detailed proposals for the section of the site under its ownership, the developer has carried out a series of masterplanning exercises mapping out how the redevelopment of the rest of the site may look, drawing on the principles laid out in the SRF. 

A planning statement by The Planning Studio states: “Clearly, in bringing forward development proposals for the application site, it is important to consider how the development of the application site fits into the “bigger picture” for the comprehensive development, including the A J Beers site.”

To learn more about this project, search for application 22F/2748 on Liverpool City Council’s planning portal. 

Elsewhere in Liverpool, Carpenter was also behind proposals for a striking U-shaped residential development on the site of the infilled Toxteth Dock.  

As well as 478 apartments, the scheme featured plans for a 50,000 sq ft rooftop garden. However, that application was withdrawn earlier this year. 

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This sounds promising as they are a good developer, shame about the Toxteth Dock scheme, I liked that.
Given that it sounds like more residential is planned for this site wouldn`t it be useful if there was a local rail terminus station here whereby the Wapping tunnel could be brought back to life, so as to ease the burden on Lime Street station for long-distance services.
Meanwhile weren`t Nikal meant to doing something in this same location?

By Anonymous

Lots of schemes being resurrected lately hope they all succeed.

By Liverpolitis

It’s always been a shame that the Kings Dock Street site has never been developed. It’s a waste of prime urban brownfield land that’s crying out for a decent development of the high quality building proposed by the owners of the site. I only wish it will be built this time. The Baltic has suffered badly with stalled developments and it needs to continue to rejuvenate these wasteland sites. The images are amazing. The city planners need to pass it and we can hopefully see the rest of the car park site being developed. If not developed soon I can see the Baltic being overtaken by the areas around EFC’s stadium and it’ll become an area of derelict land, empty old warehouses and run down buildings. My fear is the planners will want to make it smaller and the developer will walk away. Hope I’m proved wrong.

By Baltic resident

Great news

By Anonymous

These images look like it could change the whole area into a very joyful public space, I hope it will happen !

By Anonymous

These images look fantastic. This would be great for the area. Let’s hope the planners take this through.

By Anonymous

Yes to more green public space! Hope this gets through.

By Anonymous

I am appalled that another residential building site will be added to the Baltic Triangle area. Where are the facilities and services for all these residents? Car parking is absolutely dire around this area, look at the Coburg pub and surrounding parts, cars parked in contravention of all normal rules of the road, and very little being done about it! Where are all the new Doctors and Dentists for this area ? The council needs to redress the balance and ensure we have a more moderate mix of new facilities, shops, business’s and if anything left. New housing for families and not alleged student/professional accommodation.

By Stephen Blenkinsop

New development ‘kicks off’…!!!

By Eric

re the poster at 1.45pm, there is a new dentist on the ground floor of the Cargo building, and there`s health centres on St James St and Argyle St.
So you want families on this site ,in houses I presume which is a waste of valuable inner-city land , and will probably look like the appalling estate on Park Lane.
We need new blood in this city ie young professionals and students who will stay in our city and grow the population so they will pay council tax to the council and boost the local economy, that is how cities thrive.
This looks a good scheme by a trusted Liverpool developer, and we need more like this in our inner city.

By Anonymous

Good to see this area finally be developed, however if they are built anything like the scruffy dirty looking white rendered buildings on Tabley St I wouldnt bother.

By Pete

fingers crossed for this, what a positive and uplifting development this would be for the area! Carpenter Investments have always delivered, this wouldn’t be another stalled or empty site in this area!

By Anonymous

I hope the “plot” on the other side of Kings Dock Street remains undeveloped so it can pave the way for a future train or tram station on the Wapping tunnel. Aside from that more and more developments in the area actually helps and repopulates the area.

By David

one thing I think everyone can agree on, is that this area needs some development!

much care and attention is needed in this area and this plan is just the ticket to re-populate and bring money back in.

By Anonymous

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