Baltic Creative creates collaborative culture for Liverpool’s best & brightest businesses
About Baltic Creative
Baltic Creative CIC was established in the Baltic Triangle in the Liverpool City Region (LCR) in 2009 to offer a new development model, investing in diverse spaces that catered to the city’s booming creative and digital sector.
Offering a wide range of facilities, from unique shed studios and shop front units through to large warehouses and artist studios, Baltic Creative CIC has played a key role in the regeneration of the LCR for the past decade.
Why Liverpool City Region
The vision began with likeminded local artists from Liverpool who wanted to stop the displacement of creative and digital businesses by developers and market forces. There was a cycle of creative companies moving into rundown areas, revitalising and regenerating those areas, then being priced out when developers took over.
The company was set up specifically to support the growth of creative and digital Industries in the LCR, and to help the sector own the property it was regenerating – and with new investment just around the corner it’s a story that’s really only just beginning for Baltic Creative CIC.
The journey so far
Baltic Creative’s tenants employ around 650 people
Funded or part-funded 20+ events since the start of the pandemic
Remains 100% occupied with one new enquiry every day
Serve 180+ companies across the estate
Adding £16.6m GVA pa to the Regional Economy
62 companies have joined the business since the start of the pandemic
40% of companies currently collaborating with each other, which will increase following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions
Support from Growth Platform and the LCR
The Baltic Creative CIC team has benefited from support from the Combined Authority (CA) and the centralised Inward Investment Service, delivered by the LCR Growth Platform, with both capital and revenue support to date, as well as pre-development support on upcoming initiatives. Growth Platform offered the team and its tenant’s one point of access to the full range of specialist support and strategic guidance available for the creative and digital sector in the region.
Speaking on the results to date, Dr. Fiona Armstrong-Gibbs, Chair of the Board of Directors at Baltic CIC, said, “Since our journey started over a decade ago, we’ve learnt about the importance of working with others, supporting and growing creative clusters around the Liverpool City Region is essential for our sector to thrive.”
“The Growth Platform team has really helped to curate conversations with like-minded people in other hubs and clusters in the LCR, as well as working with us on our strategic vision for the future. We know that 40% of our Creative and Digital businesses collaborate in some form, so we provide the space and place for our tenants to connect and create opportunities to grow the regions creative economy.”
Dr. Fiona Armstrong-Gibbs, Chair of the Board of Directors at Baltic CIC
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