Liverpool at MIPIM Partner MgMa Studio submit mixed-use development plan for Baltic Triangle
Plans have been submitted to develop a new mixed-use building on a vacant site in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
The proposed scheme, designed by Liverpool at MIPIM UK Partner MgMaStudio architecture on behalf of LPS Real Estate, features 44 apartments and almost 500m2 of commercial space on St James Street, between the junctions of Brick Street and Norfolk Street.
The site, which is adjacent to the former Liver Grease Works and faces the historic Church of Saint Vincent-de-Paul, has lain vacant for the past 20 years.
If approved, the new scheme would comprise two separate buildings, the larger of which would accommodate the full range of one, two and three bedroomed apartments as well as the majority of the proposed retail and leisure space.
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, which 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, said: “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.
“With unspoilt views of the Anglican Cathedral, the project is aiming for commencement in 2019 with 44 sustainable sized apartments and circa 500m2 of commercial space. With its proximity to Liverpool ONE and the Waterfront, we feel the project will complement existing and planned developments in the surrounding area.”
MgMaStudio is a creative architecture and design studio based in Liverpool. www.mgmastudio.co.uk