About The Project
Progress and Timeline
The site was bought by TQ9 Partnership LLP with its businesses including the boatyard and range of marine tenants and other commercial premises.
The next few years were spent in planning a mixed-use development on this brownfield site including new homes, a retirement village, commercial premises including offices and restaurant/cafe/retail premises and offering public access to the riverside and green fields behind.
The outline planning permission was granted for this plan in 2010, however unfortunately no one was found to deliver the scheme.
The owners wanted a bespoke, high quality and sustainable regeneration of the site that would link the town to the river and bring a range of benefits to the local community.
While there was general support for the development there was concern about the potential extra traffic generated and also the potential visual impact of a major development.
This resulted in the first application for permission being rejected but after extensive discussions with representatives within the town a revised application was submitted and almost unanimously approved in 2012.
The first phase at the northern end was sold to Bloor Homes and together with the owners, they embarked on an extensive programme of award-winning community engagement with Place Studios. The town was consulted about what they did and didn’t want before any plans were produced.
TQ9 Partnership then looked for another developer or retirement village operator to complete the regeneration of the remainder of the site and despite extensive discussions with several residential and retirement village operators over several years, the right partner was not found.
Despite being allocated for development over ten years ago, no one was found to be able to deliver the scheme.
At the end of 2020, a joint venture development agreement was signed with Acorn Property Group who have extensive experience of regenerating brownfield sites with mixed-use development and who were willing to undertake community engagement as before.
The first public consultation was held on 23rd November 2021. Feedback and questionnaires were submitted.
We very much look forward to sharing the updated plans with the local people at our upcoming exhibition on 9th June at the Civic Hall.
We want to hear from you
The redevelopment of Baltic Wharf is an exciting opportunity to deliver a dynamic new scheme to suit the current and future needs of a growing community. The opportunity to submit feedback on first consultation has now closed.
We'd love to hear from you if you would like to express an initial interest in any future commercial/retail/office space. Please fill out the form and we will be in touch.