We’re thrilled to announce that Digital House has been shortlisted for the Best Use of Heritage in Placemaking award at The Planning Awards.
Based on Simpson Street, Digital House was a previously derelict warehouse for more than 30 years before it became part of the Baltic Creative community. The building officially launched in 2019 and was fully let within months of opening.
Built in 1881, the Victorian warehouse has had many uses over the years including a tank room and storage facility for Guinness Exports Ltd and we’re incredibly proud to have saved the building, which has such deep connections to music, art and culture in the city, from further neglect.
With a £3m investment and careful programme of restoration, Liverpool based architects, K2, helped us to bring Digital House back to life, creating 17 office spaces specifically designed to cater to digital and tech companies.
The scheme now helps to facilitate higher value tech jobs in the city and has contributed to the continued growth and success of the wider Baltic Triangle, creating a building that reflects the modern day but with its roots firmly in Liverpool’s rich history.
Mark Lawler, our managing director, said:
“We gave K2 a very demanding brief for Digital House – a tight budget, a Victorian Warehouse, derelict for more than 30 years and a fast delivery programme, there was a lot to deal with.
“The team’s approach was creative but practical. When challenges arose, they worked hard to find cohesive, affordable and deliverable solutions which retained the integrity of the initial design. K2 were great to work with and our tenants are delighted with their fantastic new home. Now it’s fingers crossed that we win on the night.”
The virtual awards ceremony will be held on the 9th and 10th of June so watch this space!
The full list of awards and shortlists here.