Baltic Triangle - Development Framework
The Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool sits to the immediate south of Liverpool city centre and is bounded by Liver Street in the north, Mill Street to the south, St. James Street to the east and Wapping to the west.
As a result of the areas proximity to the city centre and its new popularity – fuelled by a blossoming creative and digital sector overseen by the Baltic Creative C.I.C – it has attracted significant levels of development.
Since January 2012 £128 million has been invested in new developments with a further £62 million currently on site.
Following feedback from stakeholders the City Council established a draft framework to guide future development in the area to manage these conflicts of interest and ensure quality design and development. After a public consultation exercise, the Baltic Triangle Development Framework was endorsed by the council in December 2017.
In January 2018, the city council announced it had appointed LDA Design to develop a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) to ensure the future success of the area.
Following a public consultation in January 2020 the draft SRF was approved by the city council’s cabinet on Friday, 23 October.
The SRF also identified the following four Areas of Change and has set design guidelines for each that deals with considerations such as scale and design, connectivity, heritage and green infrastructure:
- Police HQ and Heaps Mill
- Wapping Goods Terminal
- Flint Street South
- Cains Brewery Village and Hill Street Corridor
The Baltic Triangle SRF will now be used in guiding planning applications in the area. It will be endorsed as a Supplementary Planning Document following adoption of Liverpool’s 15 year Local Plan, which is expected to come into force in late 2021.