Baltic Triangle regeneration
Posted on January 5th, 2018
Baltic Creative Community Interest Company (CIC) has awarded John Turner Construction the refurbishment of a 19th century docklands warehouse in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle regeneration area.
Currently in a state of disrepair, the derelict warehouse on Norfolk Street will be fully restored and refurbished to house 17,000 sq ft of flexible modern workspace attracting creative and digital businesses from Liverpool’s booming tech sector.
The transformed four storey red brick building will offer a variety of different sized studios and collaborative breakout areas, meeting rooms and co-working spaces. A public cafe and events space will feature on the ground floor along with an external green area.
Passionate about maintaining the historic fabric of the building, the structurally unsound warehouse is architecturally and aesthetically pleasing which highlights the importance of preserving as much of the original construction as possible
Built by paper stock, metal and general merchant, William Smith during the late 19th century, the building was used as a grain warehouse according to insurance records. On completion of the restoration programme, Baltic Triangle’s first digital technology hub will support around 30 companies and create 150 full time jobs.
Mark Lawler, Managing Director of Baltic Creative CIC said, ‘This process has been a long time in the making and it has been the most challenging acquisition that I have worked on in my career to date. Here at Baltic Creative we are witnessing a huge demand for dedicated tech space and we’re committed to transforming 61-63 Norfolk Street into a scheme which will support the growth of digital businesses.’