Baltic Creative welcomes new occupiers and lease renewals in successful year end
Ten new tenants have moved into Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle in the second half of this year, with a further nine renewing their leases.
Baltic Creative CIC, the developer and innovator behind the thriving Baltic Triangle creative and digital community, has enabled local and global businesses to grow within Liverpool over the past 14 years, making the area a crucial hub for the North West creative and digital sector.
Home to more than 100 businesses, the Baltic Triangle was recently voted the coolest neighbourhood in the UK by Time Out.
One new lease is with Lasso Group, which supports film & TV rights holders, managing their content across digital platforms. Having initially occupied space in the Creative Campus in 2022, the team has expanded into a new office at 16 Jordan Street. With offices worldwide, it is an endorsement that the group has chosen to keep its Liverpool base within Baltic Creative’s portfolio.
Notable renewals include Milky Tea, an award-winning video game development studio, that recently announced a new partnership with video gaming group, Aonic.
The creative studio originally made Baltic Creative their home in 2013 and, over the past 10 years, has grown within Baltic Creative’s spaces, now settling into a large space at the Creative Campus.
Further renewals include Inclusive Companies, a membership body specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion in business, and Kindred LCR, an independent CIC offering investment and support to socially-trading organisations.
Marketing and PR agency, We Are Pink, also returned to the area this year, securing one of Baltic Creative’s prime shopfront units at 46 Jamaica Street.
Within the creative hub at Northern Lights, Baltic Creative has also welcomed four unique and diverse creative businesses. Social research organisation, Shortwork, and Lyon & Lyon, a creative design agency, joined the Northern Lights co-working space, while pottery studio, Bisque-It, and florist, Esther Thorn, secured private studios for their businesses.
Lynn Haime, CEO at Baltic Creative CIC, said: “This year has been incredibly busy, and we’ve welcomed some brilliant, innovative businesses to the community. We’ve provided continued security and flexibility for some of our long standing businesses and worked with our current tenants to find them new spaces to support their growth.
“The Baltic Creative model aims to work with organisations of all sizes, providing them with the tools needed to evolve – however that looks for them. We love to see our tenants grow from small sheds into larger spaces, keeping brilliant minds and thriving businesses within our neighbourhood and city.”
She added: “Creating a community of local creatives is our mission, and by offering more than just space, we exist to support our occupiers, encourage collaboration, and put Baltic Creative on the map as an exemplar in creative and digital placemaking.”
Chris Anderson, head of sales and business development at Lasso Group, said: “Everyone at Baltic Creative has been instrumental in helping us find our feet in Liverpool. We moved into our initial space a year ago, and when we outgrew that space, the team were amazing with their guidance, help and flexibility in finding us a new, bigger office.
“We’re very much settled in Liverpool now, with the team growing month by month, and I’m not sure that that would have been possible without the support of the Baltic Creative team.”