Co-Living Mixed Use

Blundell Street Liverpool

The Baltic Triangle in Liverpool is an historic area on the edge of the city centre which has evolved into one of ‘the’ places to set up shop and hang out.

The area is defined by historic warehousing and imaginative re-use of old buildings and has been claimed by a growing colony of dynamic people, entrepreneurs and their associated businesses within the digital and creative industries, and an expanding commercial leisure offer of independent operators.

We have tried to create a building of character and uniqueness that contains within it all the components for its own residential community to evolve. It is a building which has an element of stand-out value, but also respects the palette, scale, and character of its historic location, and is a complementary addition to the expanding residential community of the area.

A mixed-use scheme with a co-living focus has been designed, incorporating a substantial amount of shared community space, including roof terraces and rooftop urban garden with greenhouse and fruit trees, which is both recognisable and respectful to the Baltic area. New commercial space at street level will help serve the growing demand for the area, and the conversion of an existing adjoining industrial warehouse building into a community theatre and café bar restaurant will create a vibrant development made up from a balanced mix of uses.