Baltic Triangle

The Baltic Triangle is a development area in Liverpool city centre. Liverpool City Council define the area as being bounded by Liver Street, Park Lane, Parliament Street and Chaloner Street / Wapping.[1] It is being redeveloped to become the home of the creative industries in Liverpool, England.

The area is home to a growing number of creative and digital businesses, which sit alongside a range of independent food and drink traders; the Baltic's Camp and Furnace was recently named by the Times as one of the top 20 coolest restaurants in Britain.[2]

There is much debate about the origin of the name, Baltic Triangle. It is believed it may be due to the area being the site of timber warehouses that stored wood imported from Norway. Other suggestions include that the area was home to a small but lucrative whaling industry and is named after the fishing grounds.[3] The area is also home to a Scandinavian Church. During the nineteenth century it was settled by a large immigrant community especially from Ireland.

Liverpool City Council unveiled plans in March 2018 to increase the area the Baltic Triangle currently makes up, extending it to include the Dock Road, Sefton Street and Brunswick Station. The move was designed to stop an increase in the number of housing developments and protect space for businesses.[4] The council announced in January 2019 that LDA Design has been appointed to draft a Spatial Regeneration Framework to guide the future development the area.[5] The completed report, when adopted by the council after public consultation, will be used as a Supplementary Planning Document to inform any planning applications in the area.


  1. ^ "Baltic Triangle - Planning Framework" (PDF). Liverpool Council. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ Radnor, Abigail (2013-11-06). "20 coolest restaurants in Britain". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  3. ^ McLoughlin, Jamie (24 November 2017). "How did the Baltic Triangle get its name and where exactly is it?". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ Houghton, Alistair (23 March 2018). "Baltic Triangle could be 'extended' onto Dock Road in new council plan". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ "New masterplan aims to protect Liverpool's thriving Baltic Triangle". Liverpool Business News. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.

Coordinates: 53°23′49″N 2°58′59″W / 53.397°N 2.983°W

Alison Appleton

Alison Appleton (born Liverpool 1965) is a British ceramic designer specialising in porcelain tea ware. Her collections are influenced by a range of sources, from eighteenth century chinoiserie to fairy tales, using specialist clays and glazes to create different textures and finishes. She works from her design studio in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool.

Cains Brewery

Cains is a brewery in Liverpool, England, founded in 1858 by Robert Cain. The company merged with Peter Walker & Son in 1921 to form Walker Cains. Peter Walker & Son had a large brewery in Warrington so sold its Liverpool brewery to Higsons in 1923. Boddingtons of Manchester took over in 1985. In 1990 Whitbread acquired Boddington's brewing operations and closed the then Higsons Brewery in 1990. It was reopened by GB Breweries, who became part of Bryggerigruppen in 1991, and in 2002 was sold to Gardener-Shaw for £3.4 million.The brewery closed in June 2013 with debts totalling more than £8m.

Economy of Liverpool

The Economy of Liverpool encompasses a wide range of economic activity that occurs within and surrounding the city of Liverpool, England. With a population of over 1.3 million in its Larger Urban Zone, and a metropolitan area population of 2,241,000, Liverpool is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom and sits at the centre of the broader Merseyside economic area, which is itself one of the two core economies of the North west of England.

Graham Hughes

Graham David Hughes is a British adventurer, filmmaker, television presenter and Guinness World Record holder. Hughes was the first person to visit all 193 United Nations member states and several other territories across the world without flying. He did so over a period of nearly four years and completed the task in November 2012.While on his journey he presented the television program Graham's World on the National Geographic Adventure channel, a weekly look into his ongoing quest to break multiple world records by visiting every country on earth without flying.

List of underground stations of the Merseyrail network

This article lists the six underground stations and five below ground level stations of the Merseyrail network which is centred on Liverpool, England.


Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500. Its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of 2.24 million in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district in the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest in the Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool is on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, and historically lay within the ancient hundred of West Derby in the south west of the county of Lancashire. It became a borough in 1207 and a city in 1880. In 1889, it became a county borough independent of Lancashire. Its growth as a major port was paralleled by the expansion of the city throughout the Industrial Revolution. Along with handling general cargo, freight, raw materials such as coal and cotton, the city merchants were involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In the 19th century, it was a major port of departure for Irish and English emigrants to North America. Liverpool was home to both the Cunard and White Star Line, and was the port of registry of the ocean liner RMS Titanic, the RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary and RMS Olympic.

The popularity of the Beatles and other music groups from the Merseybeat era contributes to Liverpool's status as a tourist destination. Liverpool is also the home of two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, matches between the two being known as the Merseyside derby. The Grand National horse race takes place annually at Aintree Racecourse on the outskirts of the city.

The city celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2007. In 2008, it was nominated as the annual European Capital of Culture together with Stavanger, Norway. Several areas of the city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004. The Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City includes the Pier Head, Albert Dock, and William Brown Street. Liverpool's status as a port city has attracted a diverse population, which, historically, was drawn from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, particularly from Ireland and Wales. The city is also home to the oldest Black African community in the country and the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

Natives and residents of the city of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians, and colloquially as "Scousers", a reference to "scouse", a form of stew. The word "Scouse" has also become synonymous with the Liverpool accent and dialect.

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is a university technical college (UTC) which opened in September 2013 in Liverpool, England. The UTC is located in the Baltic Triangle, in the former Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC), a restored Victorian warehouse.

Liverpool St James railway station

Liverpool St James station in Liverpool, England, was a railway station situated on the old Cheshire Lines Committee line from Liverpool Central between Central and Brunswick stations. This line is now a part of Merseyrail's Northern Line. The station is located at the junction of Parliament Street and St. James' Place, opposite St James' Church.

The station is in a deep cutting between two tunnels. There have been moves by Merseytravel and local businesses to reopen the station.

Liverpool Vision

Liverpool Vision is an Economic Development Company based in Liverpool, England. Set up in 1999, Liverpool Vision was the first Urban Regeneration Company to be founded in the United Kingdom and was tasked with leading the physical transformation of the city into the new millennium. In 2008, a re-organisation of Liverpool Vision saw its operations as a URC merged with both the Liverpool Land Development Company and Business Liverpool to form a single Economic Development Company within Liverpool. Liverpool Vision also offers business support. Liverpool Vision led the Liverpool at World Expo in Shanghai 2010 project.

It was announced in November 2018 that Liverpool Vision was being closed down. Liverpool Vision's 37 staff will be transferred to the council to carry on their work.


Merseyrail is a partially underground commuter rail network and train operating company (TOC) serving Liverpool and the surrounding Liverpool City Region, England. It is a part of Serco-Abellio, and is formed of two electrified lines of the National Rail network known as the Northern Line and the Wirral Line which run underground in central Liverpool and Birkenhead, providing a metro-style service. A third line, separate from the metro-style network, is named the City Line, which is a term used by the governing body Merseytravel referring to local services it sponsors on the Liverpool to Manchester Lines and Liverpool to Wigan Line operated by Northern.The Merseyrail network has 68 stations and 75 miles of route, of which 6.5 miles are underground. Carrying approximately 110,000 passengers each weekday, or 34 million passengers per year, it forms the most heavily used urban railway network in the UK outside London. The network is operated by a joint venture between franchise holder Serco and Abellio, who superseded Arriva Trains Merseyside in 2003. The contract is for 25 years expiring in 2028. Serco-Abellio operate a fleet of 59 trains and as of 2015, employ 1,200 people.The large comprehensive urban network was formed in 1977 by merging separate rail lines by the construction of new tunnels under Liverpool city centre and Birkenhead. Although financial constraints have prevented some of the 1970s plans for the network being realised, the network has been extended, with additional extensions proposed. Point-to-point or return tickets are purchased from staffed offices or ticket machines, but the system is tightly integrated with Merseytravel's City Region-wide pass system, which also encompasses the Mersey Ferries and city and regional bus networks. As of March 2019 Merseytravel ticketing is transitioning to the local Walrus smartcard system, including Merseyrail travel.The Merseyrail name became the official brand for the network in the days of British Rail, surviving several franchise holders, although the name was not used by Arriva when holding the franchise. Despite this, Merseytravel continued the Merseyrail branding at stations, allowing the name to be adopted colloquially. Merseyrail is referred to as "Merseyrail Electrics" by National Rail Enquiries, and as "Serco/Abellio Merseyrail" by Merseytravel.

Music of Liverpool

Liverpool has a lengthy tradition of music both classical and pop. It is well known for The Beatles (who recorded 17 UK and 20 US number-one singles). Its pop and rock music scene has also been important in the development of a number of other bands and artists since the 1950s.

Positive Vibration

Positive Vibration is a Liverpool, England-based metropolitan festival, which celebrates and showcases reggae culture. It is named after the 1976 Bob Marley song of the same name.

The festival encompasses live bands, sound systems & selectors, an international art exhibition, a reggae Q&A, creative & educational workshops for families, a market and a record fair.

The 2017 festival is scheduled for 9-10 June at various venues in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool.

Sam Fender

Sam Fender (born 25 April 1993) is an English singer-songwriter who was named one of the BBC's Sound of 2018 alongside other emerging artists including Sigrid, Lewis Capaldi, and Khalid. His single "Play God" was featured in the FIFA 19 video game. He won the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice for 2019.

Starship Group

Starship Group is a British digital media, entertainment and technology company based in Liverpool, UK. The development studio, based in the city's Baltic Triangle area, specialises in creating next-generation original content across the games, entertainment, lifestyle, virtual reality and e-health sectors. The studio is an umbrella company housing several smaller studios each currently developing original content.Founded by Evolution Studios and Digital Image Design founder Martin Kenwright, the studio was established in 2013.Gathering together talent from renowned studios such as the now defunct Studio Liverpool and Bizarre Creations, including former director of Studio Liverpool Clemens Wangerin, alongside founding members from Evolution Studios, the founding team have collectively devised or delivered more than 69 games including PlayStation launch titles and AAA franchises such as MotorStorm, WipEout, Project Gotham Racing, Blur, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, Formula 1 and World Rally Championship.The studio launched to the wider world on 26 March 2014.Starship announced first details of their first products CyberCook, Playworld and Forget-Me-Not in May, 2014.Children's mobile adventure Playworld Superheroes launched on iOS on 29 January 2015.The studio released Samsung Gear VR exclusive CyberCook Taster, a demo of the world's first VR hyper-real cooking simulation, on 26 February 2015.

Stephen Crawley

Stephen Crawley (born 16 September 1962 in Cheshire, England) is a former Scottish cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler. In 1981 he played for England Schools who were captained by Hugh Morris and included Peter Moores, the future England coach. He spent his early career playing second XI cricket for Lancashire and was 12th man for the 5th day of the 1982 Test match v India after Ian Botham had broken his toe) and Leicestershire in addition to minor counties cricket for Cheshire, for whom he played a handful of List A matches.

Crawley moved to Scotland through work in July 1993, as National Sales Manager (Director Designate) for the Caledonian Brewery]] in Edinburgh (eventually becoming Managing Director of the Caledonian Brewery in 2001) and qualified to play for Scotland through residence. He made his début for Scotland against Worcestershire on 23 April 1995. He went on to play for Scotland 14 times. He was not selected for the 1999 World Cup, but did play in the cricket tournament at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. In 1998, Crawley got Man of the Match in the Scottish Cup Final at Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow, scoring 101 not out, remarkable given it was his father's funeral on Wirral the day before, and he only got back from holiday in Menorca into Edinburgh late on Friday night.

In December 2015, the newly formed Higsons Brewery owned by Stephen Crawley submitted planning permission for a brewery and visitor centre in Liverpool.In February 2016, Stephen Crawley acquired The Liverpool Craft Beer Company, known locally for its Love Lane Pale Ale. In 2017 via an EIS fundraise Stephen and his shareholders opened the Tap & Still, 62-64 Bridgewater Street, L1 0AY in the heart of the Baltic Triangle as the new home for Love Lane, also brewing Higsons Cask Ales and making The Ginsmiths of Liverpool gins.

Tish Murtha

Patricia Anne "Tish" Murtha (14 March 1956 – 13 March 2013) was a British social documentary photographer best known for documenting marginalised communities, social realism and working class life in Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East of England.

The posthumously published books of her work are Youth Unemployment (2017) and Elswick Kids (2018).

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