Place Visioning, Architecture & Urbanism

Green City Hub concept

The Baltic Triangle is emerging as area of innovation, a creative district in Liverpool. This scheme is designed to support the continued growth and to reinforce the character of the area.

The scheme is a model for sustainable mixed-use development supporting the city’s drive towards a zero carbon economy. It comprises a varied, but complementary mix of adaptable spaces. The concept has been developed in collaboration with focusing on achieving a circular food economy.

The concept of a ‘Green City Hub’ is offers a mix of smart facilities that can be integrated into the existing city-wide networks of local food systems, energy infrastructure, transportation, and waste management.

This project is an adjoining phase of the neighbouring Norton’s site development and will create a significant extension of its active public realm, bringing forward proposals to reclaim Greenland Street for a variety of social activities.

The scheme comprises a residential apartment building, ground floor commercial and education space, and a ‘future proofed’ car and cycle parking hub. The car park is being designed to accommodate increased automation, electric vehicles, and a community car share club, and has a structure allowing it to be reclaimed for different future uses as the demand changes.

A rooftop urban farm and working green façades to support a local food economy are integral to the scheme and will establish a ‘food focus’ and local supply for the ground floor food experiences (café bars and restaurants) that will also combine to re-vitalise and enhance the current urban street life.

Huge scale integrated art façade, maintain a physical and emotional link with the arts communities already established within the Baltic.