The site is located within the Baltic Triangle district that has a steep history with the timber trade and is currently undergoing great regeneration. The proposal aims to draw upon the areas past while incorporating the creative industries that are found in the Baltic Triangle today.
The scheme provides 164 apartments within a perimeter block that is inherent of the industrial warehouses which once occupied much of the area. Pitched roofs are another strong characteristic of the area both historically and presently in the form of the Baltic Creative sheds. The pitched roof form has been utilised as a gesture between these historic and modern structures iconic to the area. The block has then been carved out to create an internal courtyard.
The internal courtyard is flanked at ground level to both New Bird Street and Jordan Street by 12 creative units or Live/Work units. These will aim to provide space to cater for the continued demand of the popular Baltic Creative units that neighbour the site. The courtyard could provide opportunity for cross-pollination of creative industries.
There are two further larger commercial units on Newhall Street and St James Street. Two levels of parking are accessed off Jordan Street which aim to make the most of the site topography.