What the papers say...
The Telegraph - 2024/1/3
"Britain’s 10 best value cities for quality of life in 2024
"Junior doctor Emily Wyman has just graduated from Liverpool University and rather than return to her home city of Sheffield has bought a two-bedroom apartment in Liverpool in Tobacco Warehouse on Stanley Dock. It’s walkable to the city centre, close to the new Everton stadium (under construction) and the Kingsway tunnel that runs under the Mersey to the Wirral.
Tobacco Warehouse is Liverpool’s largest listed building and was its largest brick-built warehouse. Emily’s loft-style home is one of 598 and opposite the Titanic Hotel and spa.
Prices start from £265,000 which Emily, 21, managed through inheritance left by her grandparents. “Liverpool is constantly alive,” she says. “Whether it’s nightlife, events or independent markets, I could never be bored.” She takes advantage of the free activities the city has to offer, which include long walks along the coastline and trips to Sefton Park, the Grade I listed, 200-acre common which looks more like a natural rural landscape than an urban park. Her favourite wine bar for “date night” is Ropes & Twines on Bold Street and Manifest restaurant for a special treat.Read the full article
The Telegraph - 2023/12/9
"Revealed: the top 10 UK cities for house price growth
"There’s a rekindled buzz on Merseyside that has been building since it was European City of Culture in 2008, through to this summer’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Much of this is centred around the docks where major regeneration is taking place including Everton FC’s £500m new stadium and a cruise ship terminal. Nearby Ten Streets is one of the UK’s fastest growing digi-tech clusters.
The latest Zoopla data reveals that Liverpool is the fastest moving market in England, with the typical seller agreeing an offer within 17 days – half the UK average.
In a vast former Tobacco Warehouse in Stanley Dock, new flats cost from £265,000, but other areas on the up include Waterloo, Aigburth, Sefton Park, Toxteth and Anfield, where the average terraced house – popular with investors for 7pc yields – sells for £106,979, according to Rightmove."Read the full article
Daily Mail - 2023/11/25
"Transforming old industrial buildings is helping solve Britain's housing shortfall
"Warehouses, with their vast amounts of space, can make interesting conversions. In Stanley Dock, Liverpool, the Tobacco Warehouse is a third developed and has been re-formed into apartments that are in most cases larger than the average three-bedroom house. With their brick walls, iron columns and concrete ceilings, two and three-bedroom apartments cost from £265,000."Read the full article
The Sunday Times - 2023/09/10
"Best places to live for first-time buyers. If you want to plant a foot on the property ladder, these locations offer vitality and value for money.
"Close to the city centre, it’s worth keeping an eye on the latest round of dockland regeneration, where the new Everton football stadium is taking shape and the neighbouring Ten Streets area is emerging as a creative district for start-ups, artists and designers.
Emily Wyman, a junior doctor, bought a two-bed flat in Stanley Dock’s recently converted local landmark Tobacco Warehouse (flats, many of which have great views and double-height ceilings, cost from £265,000), helped by a small legacy from her grandparents.
“I very much saw myself making a home in Liverpool, even after I graduated to be a doctor,” she says. “I knew I wanted to live in the city centre, close to most of the main hospitals and leisure and retail options. I now commute out to the local hospitals and community healthcare centres, so the location is perfect.”Read the full article
Metro - 2023/8/5
"What I Own: Second-time buyers Charlotte and Alex, who live in a two-bed on Liverpool’s historic docks
"This week we are chatting to two other second-time buyers, Charlotte and Alex Beddows, who moved from Coventry to Liverpool last year.
The couple now live in a two-bed flat on Liverpool’s historic docks and pay £1,776 a month for their mortgage and bills.
Here’s what they had to say about their property journey…"Read the full article
The Guide, Liverpool - 2023/7/21
"Liverpool Biennial: Everything you need to know about the huge free-to-see art event
"Liverpool Biennial is back with a host of free events and activities for all the family this summer.
Liverpool Biennial has turned open spaces and venues across the city centre into a huge free-to-see art event, with amazing works everywhere from St Nick’s Gardens to Stanley Dock.
Here’s everything you need to know about Liverpool Biennial and what to look out for over the summer …"Read the full article
Place Northwest - 2023/6/26
"Liverpool Biennial takes 28,500 sq.ft. at Stanley Dock
"The grade two-listed Tobacco Warehouse will house the visual arts festival for the next six months.
Developer Stanley Dock Properties has donated use of two commercial units totalling 28,500 sq ft to Liverpool Biennial. The value of the six-month lease is approximately £250,000.
The smaller unit measures 11,200 sq ft, while the larger unit measures 17,300 sq ft.
Liverpool Biennial will exclusively occupy the commercial space, located off Regent Road at Stanley Dock, for use as a hub and key exhibition area."Read the full article
Timeout - 2023/6/12
"This is officially the best hotel in England for 2023
"Every year, the tourism body VisitEngland hosts its Awards for Excellence to celebrate the ‘crème de la crème’ of the country’s tourist and hospitality industry.
Last week’s ceremony saw Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel win the gold award for large hotel of the year. It sits in a former warehouse on the city’s Stanley Docks overlooking the River Mersey. On its website, the Titanic Hotel describes itself ‘an attraction in itself and an asset for the city’, combining contemporary design with its original Victorian architecture. The building features an open kitchen, and if you venture beneath the hotel, you’ll find a wellness sanctuary featuring a hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna."Read the full article
BBC News - 2023/6/9
"Liverpool Biennial launches in Tobacco Warehouse
"The 12th Liverpool Biennial has launched with more than 30 artists exploring history and wisdom.
The Liverpool Biennial is the largest contemporary arts festival in Britain, taking place every two years across museums, galleries and public spaces.
The 2023 edition - running from 10 June to 17 September - is mainly held inside the world's largest brick warehouse, the Tobacco Warehouse."
Financial Times - 2023/5/11
"Ferry cross the Mersey: homebuyers choose Liverpool’s waterfront
"From her new apartment in Tobacco Warehouse — the largest brick building in the world — Charlotte Beddows, 29, is relishing her front-row views of the Liverpool waterfront. “It’s amazing to watch the cruise ships lit up at night on the river Mersey and the water polo on Stanley Dock,” says Beddows, an administrative assistant who moved from Coventry to Liverpool with her husband Alex, a games designer, earlier this year.
“We’re only a mile or so from the city centre . . . but you get a quietness here from being slightly set apart.” In a mass move decided during lockdown, a dozen of their friends have joined them in the city.
“We’re all in our late twenties and felt that Liverpool seemed like such a young city with so much going on and we could get a lot more space for our money than in Coventry,” says Beddows, who paid £350,000 for a two-bedroom flat with brick walls and exposed steel beams."Read the full article
The Spectator - 2023/5/9
"The Eurovision effect: how Liverpool is changing its tune
"Few British cities can rival the musical heritage of Liverpool – and as the Eurovision Song Contest arrives back in the UK after 25 years, Merseyside is getting ready for its moment in the spotlight. An extra 150,000 visitors are expected to descend on the city for the sell-out event this weekend.
King Charles recently paid a visit to Liverpool, where dozens of cranes in the docks area show the major regeneration of the former warehouses at what was once busiest port in the world. Close to the popular Titanic Hotel in Stanley Dock, Everton FC’s £500 million stadium is taking shape, along with a new cruise ship terminal. Meanwhile the city’s arts quarter – Ten Streets – is one of the UK’s fastest growing digi-tech clusters and expected to produce more than 2,500 new jobs.
The city centre had more than its fair share of rogue developers. But the latest projects are attracting attention for the right reasons, with Tobacco Warehouse at Stanley Dock representing the largest conversion of a historic building into flats in UK history (538 properties). Large two-bedroom duplex flats with exposed brickwork are selling to first-time buyers, downsizers and some second-home owners – most buyers are owner-occupiers"Read the full article
LiverpoolWorld - 2023/4/21
"Striking new images of Everton’s Bramley-Moore Dock stadium taken from top of Tobacco Warehouse
"Everton held a topping out ceremony for their new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock this week as construction of the massive new structure remains ‘on schedule’.
The new ground is part of a massive regeneration project for Liverpool’s northern docks, which includes Grand plans for 2,300 new homes and a New York-style Central Park, plus a £120m ‘super restaurant’ at Stanley Dock.
Titanic Hotel is already well established and the historic Tobacco Warehouse is being transformed into luxury apartments - with Phase One now complete.
Explore Liverpool - 2022/12/8
"Liverpool’s Tobacco Warehouse commissions local artist Sophie Green
"The world’s largest brick built warehouse and iconic Liverpool dockside landmark, Tobacco Warehouse, has been captured by local artist and MerseyMade resident Sophie Green, and will become part of the artist’s Liverpool Icons Series of greetings cards and posters.
Pat Power, Director, Stanley Dock Properties, commented: ”Sophie’s illustrations captured our attention, both in respect of their vivid style and subject matter – it is clear that she is passionate about art, Liverpool, its people and the LGBTQ+ community...
“The final drawing is amazing, so much so that we commissioned a further seasonal version, to create a limited edition greetings card for residents at Tobacco Warehouse, many of whom will be celebrating their first Christmas there, as well as for new home owners completing and moving in in the run up to Christmas.”"Read the full article
The Times - 2022/12/1
"It might be eight years old but this vast converted warehouse is shipshape and one of the city’s swankiest stays
"Unquestionably one of the city’s swankiest hotels, Titanic opened in 2014 after a £36m rebuild and restoration of a warehouse dating from the 1850s at Stanley Dock. The architects salvaged industrial features including giant ironwork goods doors, steel girders and restored windows. Titanic references are everywhere, from deck plans of the liner above your bed to White Star Line posters in the Rum Bar...
The 153 rooms are split into five categories, but even the smallest are spacious at 56 sq m, with high ceilings. The best rooms have views of the Mersey but other vistas include the Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse opposite. Decor is unfussy, with a crowd-pleasing colour palette of white Egyptian cotton bedding, brown leather chairs and light oak wooden desks and sideboards. Bathrooms are also huge, with walk-in showers and double sinks, although not all rooms have a tub."Read the full article
The Construction Index - 2022/9/27
"Stanley Dock pumphouse plan approved
"Stanley Dock Properties has been granted detailed planning consent to turn the Grade II* listed Victorian Hydraulic Pumphouse Station in Stanley Dock into a 4,400 sq ft (410 sqm) restaurant.
The £120m restaurant in the pumphouse, designed by Darmody Architecture, is part of the ongoing £250m regeneration of Stanley Dock.
The main dining space will consist of the boiler room, with a glazed extension, glass ceiling overlooking the dock and glazed doors opening onto a waterfront dining terrace."Read the full article
Abode 2 - 2022/8/8
"Abode2 visits the newly unveiled “Fab Four” show apartments at the Tobacco Warehouse in Liverpool that provide a homage to local legends, The Beatles
The four large dressed show apartments at the Grade II listed Victorian Tobacco Warehouse in Liverpool, a development by Stanley Dock Properties, overlooking the waters of Stanley Dock, provide a homage to The Beatles, Liverpool’s most famous rock band, with different rooms featuring specially curated limited edition Beatles artwork."Read the full article
The South China Morning Press - 2022/7/26
"Why are homebuyers ditching the British countryside for the city? Liverpool is a post-pandemic hotspot outpacing London
"Is the recent love affair with the UK’s rural regions fading? Latest research by property advisers Savills suggests that – for the first time since December 2020 – annual house price growth in well-connected urban markets is higher than that in more rural settings.
The data shows that, on average, the UK’s prime country and coastal markets continue to grow, gaining 1.2 per cent over Q2 2022, following a 2 per cent increase in the first quarter – but at a far slower rate than the 16 per cent growth recorded since the start of the pandemic."
Liverpool Echo - 2022/5/14
"Liverpool's largest duplex apartment 'fit for footballer' in Tobacco Warehouse
"The latest property in the Tobacco Warehouse development has been listed for sale.
Stanley Dock Properties has added two 'mega' duplex apartments [two living units attached together] to the market in the landmark Grade II listed Victorian warehouse block.
The waterside loft apartments are said to be the largest duplex apartments currently for sale in Liverpool and are two a half times the size of an average three-bedroom house at 2,567 sq ft."Read the full article
Yahoo! News - 2022/4/1
"10 remarkable properties with a wartime past
"When competed in 1901, this was the biggest brick warehouse in the world.
During the Second World War it was converted into a US military base responsible for the storage and shipment of supplies to US army personnel based in the UK while preparing for the D-Day landings.
One of the floors became a US field hospital, another stored valuables captured from Nazi ships, and such was its importance that it was toured by US first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in 1942.
It’s now being repurposed as 550 spacious one, two and three-bedroom loft-style apartments. From Stanley Dock properties."Read the full article
Place Northwest - 2022/2/18
"Phase one of £250m Tobacco Warehouse completes
"Harcourt Developments has sold more than 100 of the first 192 flats within the iconic Liverpool building, while the second phase of the scheme is due to complete in around two years’ time.
Place North West was invited to have a look at how work is progressing on the project."Read the full article
The Guardian - 2022/1/28
"Homes for sale in historic ports – in pictures
"Grade II-listed Tobacco Warehouse, built in Liverpool in 1901 as “the biggest warehouse the world had ever seen”, is being converted as part of the Stanley Dock regeneration. The apartments will have loft-style features such as exposed brick walls, cast-iron columns and beamed ceilings, with some double-height spaces. They will be just across the dock from the new Titanic Hotel and close to several cafes and restaurants. The scheme may not appeal to all Liverpudlians … it’s a short walk from the new Everton stadium. From £235,000."Read the full article
Liverpool Echo - 2021/11/12
"There isn't anywhere else I would rather live' - Liverpool's Tobacco Warehouse homes are creating a new community
"Following an incredible transformation by Stanley Dock Properties which began in 2015, the Grade II-listed Tobacco Warehouse welcomed its first residents earlier this year.
They've since been forming a friendly community at the development, which still has completed homes available for prospective buyers.
The 120-year-old building takes up an enormous 1.6 million square feet and is an integral part of the city's dockside history, but it's also being lined up for a bright future as the regeneration of the property and its surroundings continue."Read the full article
PBC Today - 2021/9/29
"Go-ahead for next phase of Mersey Heat network
"Liverpool City Council approves plans to connect the next phase of Peel NRE’s Mersey Heat
Permission has been granted for around 1km of additional pipe to be installed to link the existing district heat infrastructure at Princes Dock at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters development, via Central Dock and Clarence Dock, to Stanley Dock and a new energy centre at Great Howard Street.
More than 2.5km of pipework for the 4.1km network has already been installed to make buildings at Princes Parade and 540 apartments at Tobacco Warehouse at Stanley Dock connection ready."Read the full article
The Conversation - 2021/7/21
"I’ve been chronicling Liverpool’s renaissance for 40 years – here’s why the city’s Unesco status should not have been removed
"Unesco has voted to delist Liverpool’s city centre and waterfront, which has held world heritage status for the past 17 years. The decision comes after a protracted row between the United Nations organisation and Liverpool City Council over planned development around the site.
The challenge involved with big cities like Liverpool having a Unesco world heritage site is how to balance the inheritance of the past and the needs of tomorrow. Liverpool argues that preserving its outstanding cultural heritage must be reconciled with the need for investment in an area with some of the greatest economic and social challenges in the UK – even in Europe."Read the full article
Liverpool Echo - 2021/6/30
"Major landmark reached at Tobacco Warehouse as owners move in to historic building
"A major landmark has been reached at the project to transform the Tobacco Warehouse into luxury apartments - with homeowners starting to move in.
Stanley Dock Properties, the developer behind the largest heritage-to-residential building conversion in UK history, said it has now finished work on 192 of the loft-style apartments.
Over half of the 550 homes have now either been sold or reserved at the world’s largest brick warehouse most recently known as being the set for Peaky Blinders."Read the full article
Liverpool Echo - 2021/5/25
"New Tobacco Warehouse apartments ready to welcome first homeowners
"Phase one of the Stanley Dock landmark's transformation is now complete with viewings also underway for available homes.
The first new homes at Liverpool's historic Tobacco Warehouse are complete with early buyers preparing to move in this summer.
Stanley Dock Properties has finished phase one of its conversion of the Grade II-listed building, creating 192 luxury apartments on the city's Stanley Dock.
Viewings are also taking place for available completed homes at the site, which combine the industrial charm of the 120-year-old Victorian warehouse with modern living."Read the full article
The Guide, Liverpool - 2021/3/26
"Everton’s Bramley Moore Dock Stadium gets the go ahead!
"Everton could be starting the 2024/25 season in a new home after its Bramley Moore Docks stadium takes a massive step forward.
The Toffees dreams of creating a world class stadium on the waterfront have come true.
Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has been reviewing the club’s plans since Liverpool City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the development on February 23.
In a statement, the club said: “The decision to approve a new 52,888-capacity waterfront arena allows the club to complete its agreed acquisition of the site from Peel L&P and the funding solution for the project, ensuring the club can begin to make the plans a reality.”
It is estimated that the stadium development and plans for a Goodison Legacy will bring a £1.3bn boost to the economy, create more than 15,000 jobs and attract 1.4m new visitors to the city."Read the full article
The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage - 2021/2/15
“Liverpool Docklands, Conservation or Construction?
"1848 was an "Annus Mirabilis" for the growth of Liverpool’s docks. It was the year that Stanley, Collingwood, Salisbury, Nelson and Bramley-Moore Docks were all opened on the same August day, built to the design and under the supervision of Jesse Hartley, Dock Engineer to the Port of Liverpool from 1824 to 60. It was a remarkable achievement of civil engineering and enterprise: approximately 4,000 men working for four years to excavate three million cubic yards of rock and mud. The system of five interconnected docks was opened just two years after Prince Albert opened the Albert Dock adjacent to the town centre, built in the tidal margins of the River Mersey and close to the site of the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock of 1715."Read the full article
The Telegraph - 2020/1/31
"The five best spa hotels in and around Liverpool
"A former warehouse turned into a momentous hotel, the Titanic in Stanley Dock is a striking, supremely spacious alternative to Liverpool’s city-centre hotels. The interiors have plenty of maritime-inspired character, complemented by soaring ceilings and vast corridors. The most notable facility is the inviting subterranean Maya Blue spa (accessed for an additional £20), complete with hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room and relaxation lounge. Immensely spacious rooms (and bathrooms) offer the pared-down appeal of a slick loft apartment."Read the full article
Liverpool Echo - 2019/11/12
"Liverpool's famous Tobacco Warehouse as first luxury apartments finally complete
"The first of around 550 luxury apartments at Liverpool's famous Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse have been unveiled and are almost ready for customers to move in.
The massive Grade II-listed structure - steeped in history and the largest brick warehouse in the world - has been under development for years after laying derelict for decades before that.Read the full article