Baltic Triangle mixed-used scheme to create 44 new apartments

Acting on behalf of LPS Real Estate, architecture practice MgMaStudio has submitted a planning application to for a site on St James Street, close to Liverpool city centre. Tony McDonough reports

LPS Real Estate is planning to create 44 apartment and commercial space in the Baltic


A building in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle that has been empty for 20 years could be transformed into a mixed-use development under new plans.

Acting on behalf of LPS Real Estate, architecture practice MgMaStudio has submitted a planning application to create 44 apartments and almost 5,000 sq ft of commercial space on St James Street, between the junctions of Brick Street and Norfolk Street.

The site is adjacent to the former Liver Grease Works and faces the historic Church of Saint Vincent-de-Paul. If approved, the scheme would comprise two separate buildings.

The larger of the two buildings would accommodate the full range of one, two and three bedroomed apartments as well as the majority of the proposed retail and leisure space.

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There would also be two public spaces created; a larger, south-facing space at Brick Street and a more intimate courtyard at St James Street.

Matthew Ashton, a director at MgMaStudio, said: “The proposed development would make a genuinely positive contribution to the local area.

“Constructed to a high specification and bringing back into use a vacant site, it would in turn increases the sense of movement and community within the area.

The neighbouring Church of Saint Vincent-de-Paul is a heritage asset which sits both at the heart of the local area and the design of this scheme. Many of the apartments overlook the church and the proposed corner building not only provides a public space from which to enjoy views of the church, it is also designed to be smaller and considerate of its historic neighbour.”

Jason Gervin, director at LPS Real Estate, added: “Following on from our successful Kings Dock Phase II project and the Art Apartments this is our third project in the nationally renowned Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool.

The development will incorporate a Scandinavian-themed roof top garden and aims to reinforce Liverpool’s Baltic connections through minimalist styled apartments and commercial space.”

Subject to planning consent, work is due to start on site in 2019.

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