It started with a group of visionaries. Local like-minded voices who wanted to find a way to stop the displacement of creative and digital businesses by developers and market forces.They were sick of seeing history repeating itself decade after decade. Because creative companies and artists moving into rundown areas for their cheap rents, gradually revitalising them, then being forced out when profit-driven developers eventually take over.They wanted to stop this cycle, and their answer was the Baltic Creative. The idea was simple: what if the creative and digital sector owned the property it was regenerating? So instead of being nudged out as values rose, the sector benefited and was able to reinvest in itself?With the help of Liverpool Vision, our Community Interest Company secured a £4.5 m grant from ERDF and NWDA. We used this to purchase and refurbish 18 warehouses in a semi-derelict area of Liverpool called the Baltic Triangle. Then we opened our doors to Liverpool’s best and brightest creative and digital businesses.That’s the story of how the Baltic Creative CIC was born.But with new investment just around the corner and a waiting list of new tenants. It’s a story that’s really only just beginning.So watch this space.
Baltic Creative CIC provide bespoke property lettings, management and development for the creative and digital sector. We create unique spaces, a supportive environment and foster a collaborative community where businesses and entrepreneurs can start-up, grow & prosper.
Established in 2009. Baltic Creative now owns and manages over 120,000 sq/ft of flexible, affordable work-space and houses. Some of Liverpool’s top creative and digital talent. Through the CIC model, Baltic Creative reinvests all its surpluses back into the property, the tenants and the sector and is playing a major role in the regeneration of Liverpool’s pioneering Baltic Triangle district.
We currently house over 180 businesses who in turn, house circa 600 people.
We build and support creative and digital communities.