Crossfield Exclusive Developments has completed its £12m transformation of the abandoned Baltic House project in Liverpool’s creative and digital quarter.
The new Baltic View scheme comprises 130 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, along with nine commercial units, on Norfolk Street in the Baltic Triangle. All of the homes and units have now been sold with tenants looking to occupy their new premises prior to Christmas.
Crossfield Exclusive Developments purchased the liquidated site in 2018. Prior to that, the scheme, formerly known as Baltic House, had been abandoned when partially-built following the demise of its previous owner.
Having successfully gained planning permission to bring the scheme back to life, Crossfield Construction, a division of Crossfield Group, commenced building work in 2018.
The contractor harnessed a local supply chain of 20 Liverpool businesses to deliver the project, creating employment opportunities for more than 100 people, six of them directly for Crossfield who now remain as full time employees.
In addition, Crossfield utilised its partnership with Everton in the Community to host site visits from more than 50 students across the city, as part of the football club charity’s ‘Get Into Construction’ initiative.
David Cain, Managing Director of Crossfield Exclusive Developments and Crossfield Group commented: “The successful completion of Baltic View underpins our aim to renew this important area of the city into a thriving community of city residents living in quality, aspirational homes.
“It’s also been particularly pleasing to see the vast amount of local businesses and people that have benefited through the construction stage. Not only has a 100% local supply chain been used, but our partnerships have seen many young people use the project as an education tool which has really demonstrated the impact development schemes can have both socially and economically.”
David Ayem, Managing Director of Crossfield Exclusive Developments said: “We’re thrilled to have reached the completion milestone of this scheme. Sites such as the formerly-abandoned Baltic House are an eye-sore on our glorious cityscape and a blight on Liverpool’s otherwise industrious property sector. It gives us a huge sense of pride to be able to challenge this perception and harness the area’s enormous potential.”
The Baltic View scheme forms part of Crossfield Exclusive Developments and Crossfield Group’s wider investment in the Baltic Triangle. The construction division is on site with a £9.8m affordable housing scheme in partnership with housing association, Torus whilst Crossfield Exclusive has additionally acquired the former location of Liver Grease Oil and Chemicals with a view to commencing on a new hotel in 2021.