Baltic Creative CIC embark on new development

Baltic Creative are set to embark on the next phase of development after completing the purchase of a historic 19th century docklands storehouse in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool. The four storey red brick warehouse located at 61-65 Norfolk Street and adjoining two storey building on Simpson Street have been acquired from Liverpool City Council on a 125 year long lease hold.
Currently in a poor state of disrepair, a 10-month restoration programme will sensitively refurbish the buildings and create a further 17,000 sq.ft of flexible modern workspace.

K2 Architects has been appointed to design the scheme which will feature a variety of different sized studios alongside collaborative breakout areas, meeting rooms and co-working space. The ground floor will also include a public café with events space and outdoor green area.

Baltic Creative Managing Director, Mark Lawler said, “We are absolutely delighted to announce the purchase of 61 – 65 Norfolk Street. 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. Liverpool’s tech sector is booming, with figures showing that Digital jobs in the north are growing 10x the rate of non-digital jobs. Here at Baltic Creative we are witnessing a huge demand for dedicated tech space and we’re committed to transforming 61-65 Norfolk Street into a scheme which will support the growth of digital businesses”

Councillor Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool said, “Liverpool City Council are really pleased to see this beautiful old building brought back into use by Baltic Creative who continue to encourage the regeneration and transformation of the Baltic Triangle area. The creative and digital sector is having a significant impact on the Liverpool City Region economy and this development will help create the space required to attract and support more high growth businesses and high value jobs.”