Plans for a new creative hub in Liverpool’s northern docklands will not harm the Baltic Triangle district, according to the city’s mayor.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has offered assurances that the ‘Ten Streets’ project will “complement” other regeneration zones and may even free up space in the city centre.
He says: “I want to make the point that ‘Ten Streets’ will not replace the Baltic Triangle. It may even benefit that part of the city centre by creating more space there as some of the businesses may wish to relocate to the northern docklands.
“We are still committed to working with the businesses based in the Baltic Triangle because it is a creative jewel in Liverpool’s crown and we want ‘Ten Streets’ to be the same. It’s not going to replace the Baltic Triangle, it will complement it.”
‘Ten Streets’ is a regeneration initiative which aims to transform a rundown area of the docks into a district where digital businesses and creative enterprises can thrive alongside art organisations.
The initiative, which aims to create an estimated 2,500 new jobs over the next decade, could include the development of new squares and public spaces as well as new retail, culture and leisure outlets to increase footfall in the area.
The UK’s first theatre with a revolving auditorium is also being lined up for the creative district.
Infrastructure improvements in the area, including road upgrades and a new train station, are expected to complement ‘Ten Streets’ which will be delivered by Harcourt Developments, the company behind Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel.
Liverpool City Council and Harcourt’s vision for ‘Ten Streets’ is on public display between now and 10 February after being launched yesterday (2 February), and the feedback gathered will help shape a formal masterplan for the project.