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Baltic Creative prepares to launch in Liverpool

by Harry Lime. Published Wed 10 Oct 2012 16:40

The highly anticipated launch of Baltic Creative has arrived.

The 45,000 sq ft regeneration project within the heart of the Baltic Triangle is already home to some of Liverpool's most recognisable businesses, including Liverpool Sound City and Liverpool Biennial.

Baltic Creative has thrown open the doors of the newly named 'Creative Campus' which is based on Jamaica Street to welcome the very best of established and emerging creative and digital talent.

The launch of Baltic Creative, a legacy project of the North West Development Agency (NWDA), led by Liverpool Vision and ACME, sees the completion of a £4.2million investment.

Of the 45 spaces available across the entire Baltic Creative project, 33 have now been let to businesses operating within a myriad of commercial disciplines within the creative and digital sector.

The official launch day of Baltic Creative is Thursday 11th October and it is hoped the importance of the Baltic Triangle area on a regional, national and even international scale will be realised.

The second part of the launch will showcase the very best creative and digital talent within Baltic Creative itself discussing from a tenants point of view, why they chose to locate to Baltic Creative, what their aspirations are for the area, and how the development of such a scheme will help develop their business, and that of the industry.

The final part to Baltic Creative’s launch will see invited guests join the Baltic Creative team, board of directors, tenants and supporters come together and toast the arrival of the Catalyst, sparking the next phase of development for Liverpool’s creative industry.

Mark Lawler, Centre Manager for Baltic Creative said: "Never before has there been commercial workspace developed especially to create a robust and sustainable contribution to the local creative sector.

"Baltic Creative is already home to an impressive range of businesses, many of which individually have a sterling reputation within their respective fields.

"It is these fantastic businesses that, working alongside ourselves, will ignite the creativity of our entrepreneurs and provide untold commercial benefit for the city."

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "Liverpool's vibrant creative and digital economy has a hugely important role to play in the city's future success.

"We are known around the world for our creativity and I hope that Baltic Creative will help us become one of the global players within the sector."

Kevin McManus, Director of Liverpool Vision-based ACME said: "The prospects for collaboration, new ideas and new technologies, as well as new businesses and jobs are really exciting and will add a new, vibrant and creative dimension to the local economy."

As a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) Baltic creative not only provides Liverpool's creative community with stellar commercial workspace, it also reinvests all profits back into the development, its tenants and the creative community as a whole.

The Baltic Creative team works to establish and forge links with local and regional partners; including professional networks, representative bodies and knowledge centres, such as local universities and colleges.


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