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    I heard some tittle-tattle about the Baltic site...though who knows if it's true or not. Anyway I heard Laing were owed a few million, so rather than take a big loss in unpaid fees, they bought the site. It's rumoured the cranes have been taken down to be moved to the new Anfield ground. I've been told that Anfield is the top priority, so I'd expect the Baltic area to be in limbo for a while.

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    Unhappy Administrators called in to £50m building site

    Apr 11 2007
    Neil Hodgson


    ADMINISTRATORS have been called in at a £50m development site on Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle which has been at a standstill since last year.

    London-based developer Windsor Group has been in dispute with builder Laing O’Rourke who last week began dismantling cranes on the housing development site.

    A Windsor Group spokesman said their interests in the Baltic Triangle area are at an “advanced stage of being restructured and to this end we are bringing in additional partners.”

    He admitted: “In the interim, by agreement with our bankers, an administrator has been appointed."

    The company said it is still committed to its Baltic Triangle plans.

    Laing O’Rourke declined to comment.


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    That's bad but at least things are moving forward. Such an important area of land that.
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    Must've been fun - two of the cranes have their bases submerged in the lake that has formed in the basement of the development...

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    There's a short term idea, fill it in with water and open it as Liverpool's newest public baths! We had one years ago on the sea front.
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    Cover it all over, and then we've got artifical underwater caving

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    And naturally here are a couple of exclusive photos...




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    Cheers Snappel, I never realised it was this far advanced behind the hoardings. I wonder what'll happen with this now - if they'll rip it all down and start again

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    Hopefully the problems will be resolved and they'll continue. Would be a shame to rip it all out so early...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappel View Post
    And naturally here are a couple of exclusive photos...
    LOL! Behave yerself smug one
    Here's a few eggslusives from November 2006






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    I'll get my coat...

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    £1bn Baltic Triangle project collapses
    Apr 12 2007
    by Larry Neild, Liverpool Daily Post



    A BILLION-POUND project to transform Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle appeared to be in tatters last night, after contractors finally abandoned a development site.

    An administrator has been appointed to determine the future of a partially-completed tower block following a lengthy legal wrangle between developers, the Windsor Group and contractors Laing O’Rourke. The site, spanning The Strand and Hurst Street, was destined to be the first part of the development, a £50m high-rise apartment scheme, boasting one of the finest addresses in the city.

    The three blocks of apartments would have seen the start of an influx of 4,000 people to live in the Baltic Triangle.

    Last night, three skyscraper cranes and building equipment had been removed, giving the site a “ghost town” appearance, with no signs of activity.

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    Site must not be left an eyesore
    Apr 12 2007
    by Alan Weston, Liverpool Daily Post

    AT SUCH an important juncture in the city’s history, the last thing it needs is another flagship development site being left as an eyesore.

    Yet that is precisely the danger facing Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, after contractors finally abandoned a £1bn project to transform the site.

    An administrator has now been appointed to determine the future of a partially completed tower block following a lengthy legal wrangle between developers, the Windsor Group and contractors Laing O’Rourke.

    The site, spanning waterfront The Strand and Hurst Street, was destined to be a £50m high-rise apartment block

    It now has a “ghost town” appearance, with skyscraper cranes and building equipment removed from the site and no signs of activity. Local councillor Steve Munby is correct to point out that the area cannot be allowed to remain an eyesore in such a prominent location.

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    Hopefully a new developer and/or contractor will be found who can continue with the project. This site cannot be left untouched for too long and I have a funny feeling it won't be.

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    ONE of the co-founders of the development firm set up to transform Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle is set to assure city council leader Warren Bradley that the regeneration will go-ahead. more
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    Isn't there a certain length of time, after which the site gets condemned?

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    GOOD NEWS:

    New investors and developers are keen to snap up the site and restart work on the luxury housing development.

    Matt Dunham, of accountants BDO Stoy Hayward, who was appointed joint administrator for the site said: “There has already been considerable interest from a range of developers.

    “We are not marketing it at the moment because we have to clear some legal points, but hopefully we will get that cleared up in the near future to get the site sold or moved on.”

    He said the inquiries he has already received include approaches from “major developers.”

    “It is a great site and just right for 2008. An opportunity like that doesn’t come along every day.”

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    Despite a lack of cranes, I revisited the site to climb the service core. Tricky, but do-able...
















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    Weather wasn't good for piccie taking, I'm afraid....well that's my excuse!
















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    Sad to see Corn Hill, the way it is. I signed on a good few ships there at the
    shipping office.
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    PLANS to build dozens more apartments in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle are set for approval. Developer Ergo wants to demolish industrial buildings off Jamaica Street.
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    THE emergence of the Baltic Tri- angle as a city centre fringe development zone has been given a major boost with the go-ahead for a series of multi-million pound projects.

    The triangular-shaped area – stretching from Parliament Street to Wapping is a collection of Georgian and Victorian brick warehouses and modern industrial units.

    But it has become a prime development area because of its closeness to Grosvenor’s adjoining £1bn Paradise Street development area.

    The city council’s planning committee has approved a project that creates a homes scheme designed to look like a traditional warehouse.

    Local developers Ergo plan to refurbish an old stable block, once used as a livery for dockland shire horses, and build 72 self-contained apartments once a series of modern warehouses are cleared. There will also be five commercial units and a basement car park for 46 vehicles. It is hoped work on the site – bounded by Brick Street, Jamaica Street, Jordan Street and Flint Street – will start next year.

    The plan was devised by Duke Street-based architects A2, whose principal, Dylan Jones, said: “We have devised a scheme that is in keeping with the area. Instead of one big block, we decided to break it up into smaller units. Ergo is a local developer and we are delighted to be given the chance to work on such an impressive project.”

    Ergo has also won permission for a mixed-use development on a site in Jamaica Street. The scheme will see the development of 127 self-contained live/work units, as well as a number of commercial units.

    A second developer, LAG Prichard, has been given permission to build a 151-bedroom hotel on another Baltic Triangle site in Shaws Alley.

    The site, known as Kings Dock Mill, falls within the World Heritage buffer zone, and is part of a so-called zone of opportunity where development is being encouraged.

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    Brick Street August 2007. Toxteth.net has a good selection of pics from the area...
    http://www.toxteth.net/maps/liverpool/lpool1a.htm


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    Is the Baltic Fleet pub still there? I always remember it stood on its own?

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    It is, still standing proud
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    nice one Kev ! i used to go out with a lad from Liverpool and i used to drive past that pub and i always thought it was such an unusual building ! im so glad theyve not knocked it down - YET !

    I remember a pub further down from there, on the way out of liverpool, it stood on its own also, the name had something to do with the sea? I cant remember what it was called but we used to go in there a lot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Is the Baltic Fleet pub still there? I always remember it stood on its own?
    When the docks were in full swing it didn't - surrounded by buildings. It always looks forlorn to me.
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    I was in this Pub last Summer and it was quite busy...They sold a selection of their own 'Home Brewed' beers...Yummy...http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/714

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenotoole123@msn.com View Post
    I was in this Pub last Summer and it was quite busy...They sold a selection of their own 'Home Brewed' beers...Yummy...http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/714
    A number of SSC guys, always seem to end up at the Baltic, it was in need of extra custom to keep it a-float. When ACC open next January , its trade should increase, long may it continue to pull

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