Baltic Creative Community Interest Company has announced a 10-year deal that will transform 45,000 sq.ft of disused warehouses at the Cains Brewery in the Baltic Triangle, into a range of innovative spaces for artists, designer-makers and the creative industries.
Over a decade ago the Baltic Triangle was home only to disused and uninhabited warehouses and relics from Liverpool’s industrial age, today it is emblematic of somewhat of a cultural renaissance that the city is undergoing. At first glance you wouldn’t think there was something special going on if you were to wander the streets of The Baltic Triangle but, like anything, if you scratch beneath the surface a whole different world shall reveal itself.
Mark Lawler, Managing Director of Baltic Creative CIC said, “Baltic Creative CIC is committed to providing artist-led space and supporting the growth of this well established community in Liverpool. Working closely with our two fantastic anchor tenants we will create a space we can be proud of and perhaps more importantly, a space we currently don’t have available in the Baltic Triangle. It’s an exciting time for the Baltic area as it continues to grow and emerge as a great place for Creative and Digital industry businesses. Northern Lights will add further to the fantastic momentum for change that the area is currently undergoing.”
he next phase dubbed ‘Northern Lights’ will include a new artist-led hub containing affordable artist studios, gallery spaces, workshop units and log burning mezzanine studios. The bespoke space will also have a central café and a large event space. The Royal Standard, an artist-led gallery, studios and social workspace currently based in North Liverpool, will relocate as one of the main anchor tenants within the development. Commercial printers GoCre8, who are currently based in the Baltic Triangle, will also take residence.
Sudarghara Dusanj, Managing Director of Cains Brewery Village said, “We are delighted that the Northern Lights scheme has got the green light. Cains Brewery Village has been granted planning permission for a one million sq.ft residential led mixed-use development. Northern Lights is the first step in our aim to create a vibrant urban village which will underpin the regeneration of the Baltic Triangle into an area thriving with creative and independent minded companies and individuals.”
This is something very exciting for Liverpool and we cannot wait for the big unveiling.