12 Jordan Street, Liverpool

Workspace for creative people in the heart of the Baltic Triangle with views of the Anglican Cathedral.

Badly fire damaged in 2008, 12 Jordan Street is one of a few Victorian brick buildings remaining in the former Jordan Street Estate.

With recent investment in the Baltic Triangle and a desire to create a new creative quarter within the city, Next Big Thing have completely refurbished the building to provide high specification, affordable workspaces of various sizes.

The key to the proposed internal planning is flexibility. A new service, circulation and facilities core is located against the building’s party wall, freeing up all external walls. From the main circulation corridor the units can be split up to suit the tenants space requirements – from a single tenant in the open roof first floor space to smaller individual studios on the ground floor.

The proud gables have been restored to reinstate the ‘townhouse warehouse’ which was common in this area and the existing loading bays have been maintained as large entrances and shopfronts. The studio spaces have large windows, integrated shutters in the existing arched voids, exposed structure and brickwork alongside inherently grand floor-to-ceiling heights.