Developer snaps up another site in burgeoning Baltic Triangle

The proposed Crown Street scheme

Liverpool-based developer Elliot Group has exchanged contracts on a site in the rapidly-growing Baltic tech district on the city’s waterfront.

It has also submitted its planning application for a 1.3 acre site on Crown Street, on the edge of the city’s Knowledge Quarter, which it acquired earlier this Summer.

The half acre Baltic Triangle plot belonged to electrical distributor Eyre & Elliston, on Bridgewater Street overlooking the city’s Queen’s Dock.

The site is adjacent to three Elliot Group developments on Norfolk Street, the latest of which – an hotel for Liverpool-based Epic Hotels – is now on site.

The company says it is “assessing its options” for the site, including possible employment space to accommodate unmet demand in the area from tech and creative employers.

“The complexion of Baltic keeps changing as companies grow and new attractions are added or expand,” said Elliot Lawless, founder of the Elliot Group.

“Plus, there’s a growing residential population to accommodate, so the range of potential uses on the site is greater than it might have been, say, 18 months ago,” he added.

He confirmed that contracts had been exchanged for the site with completion expected in November. Eyre & Elliston is understood to be relocating elsewhere in the city.

The Crown Street planning application, submitted this morning, will provide 106 key worker homes and 182 student bedrooms across two blocks, rising up to six storeys and fronting Crown Street and Falkner Street.

The development has been designed by Falconer Chester Hall with Zerum acting as planning consultants.