Liverpool’s Baltic/Cornhill site brought back to life

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    Plans to build 201 apartments, a 170-bed hotel, and circa 500 sq m of mixed commercial space in Liverpool’s Baltic/Cornhill are being submitted to the city council later this month.Neptune Developments are submitting the planning application for the £45 million scheme which includes proposals for four buildings on the site. The first will contain 159 apartments and circa 200 square metres of leisure/ retail space; the second will contain 42 apartments; and the third and fourth will be outline applications for a 170 bed hotel and a building with uses which could include health, leisure, offices or residential units respectively.

    The Baltic/Cornhill site is on Wapping, opposite the King’s Waterfront and near to the Liverpool One retail area. Plans by Windsor Developments to develop the site in 2006 were halted when developer went into liquidation and the site has been mothballed ever since.

    Steve Parry, Neptune Developments Managing Director, said: “This is a key site in the heart of Liverpool and its proximity to the Liverpool Echo Arena and Conference Centre, Liverpool One, and of course our Mann Island scheme, make it a very attractive proposition.

    “We are working closely with the city council and with local residents to ensure that our proposals are absolutely right for the area and we look forward to turning what is currently an eyesore into the final piece of the jigsaw for this vibrant area of Liverpool.”

    Balfour Beatty has been brought on board as the contractor for the scheme which is being designed by Liverpool architect’s Falconer Chester Hall.

    The plans also include the completion of the underground car park to create 330 spaces for residents, employees and other visitors, and the creation of a pavement café and other planting and landscaping work.

    Subject to the planning process, Neptune hope to be on site as early as Summer this year.

    Daniel Fountain / 15.04.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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