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£250m Tobacco Warehouse Lofts Launched in Liverpool

Stanley Dock Properties is undertaking the main Phase 2 launch of the Grade II listed Victorian Tobacco Warehouse, overlooking the waters of Stanley Dock in Liverpool, which is being transformed into the city’s most exclusive new residential address providing 550 large and airy one, two and three bedroom Manhattan loft style apartments, including penthouses, complete with 100,000 sqft of dock level commercial space and lifestyle amenities.

Tobacco Warehouse is the residential part of the £250 million (completed value) regeneration of Stanley Dock into a leading leisure destination, including the Titanic Hotel, created in 2013-14 from the adjacent North Warehouse, and now one of Liverpool’s most luxurious hotels with a restaurant/grill, cocktail bar and health club. There are plans for the dock’s Pump House to be converted into a restaurant and cocktail bar and the South Warehouse to be converted into a 99 bed Apart-Hotel with a restaurant and health club.

The current and planned amenities at Stanley Dock provide residents of Tobacco Warehouse with an outstanding range of lifestyle facilities and places to entertain, exercise and relax on their doorstep, Liverpool’s premier residential and lifestyle address.

Designed by renowned Liverpool architect Jesse Hartley of Royal Albert Dock fame, Stanley Dock, now a 7 acre central waterfeature, was originally opened in 1848 with three buildings designed around it comprised of the North Warehouse (now the Titanic Hotel) and South Warehouse, both built in 1854-1855, and Tobacco Warehouse, built in 1898-1901, as the largest brick warehouse in the world. Designed by architect A. G. Lyster Tobacco Warehouse has a floor area of 1.6 million square feet, and was built using 27 million bricks, 30,000 panes of glass and 8,000 tonnes of steel girders,

One of the most architecturally and historically important buildings on the Liverpool waterfront, Tobacco Warehouse has a grand and elegant 14 storey façade with tall windows, ornate pediment, brick pilaster columns and lettering carved in brickwork and terracotta. The voluminous interiors have generous ceiling heights and a bright and airy ambience with natural light cascading in through the tall windows. More/

Between 1901 to 1985 the Tobacco Warehouse was used to store rum and tobacco (up to 60,000 barrels) with the ground floor used as a Sunday market between 1985 to 2011, with the other warehouses operational up until 2013.

During WWII Tobacco Warehouse was converted into a US military base responsible for the storage and shipment of supplies to the US army based in the UK preparing for the D-Day landings. One of the floors was turned into a US field hospital and another stored valuable goods captured from Nazis ships. On 8th November 1942 American First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt had a detailed inspection tour of Tobacco Warehouse.

In recent times Tobacco Warehouse and Stanley Dock have been used as a historical set for famous TV and Hollywood film productions including Sherlock Holmes (2009), David Copperfield (2000), Captain America (2011) and Peaky Blinders (2012 and 2014).

The transformation of Stanley Dock into a leading residential and leisure destination started in 2010 with the purchase of the dock and warehouses by Stanley Dock Properties. The North Warehouse was converted into the 153 bed Titanic Hotel in 2013-2014 and between 2015-2021 work commenced to transform the Tobacco Warehouse into one of Liverpool’s leading residential addresses.

During the restoration programme for Tobacco Warehouse hundreds of local builders carefully cleaned the brickwork, replicated the original windows and inside created a beautiful collection of new loft style apartments whilst preserving industrial architectural features such as exposed brick walls, cast-iron columns and generous ceiling heights.

All the apartments retain unique heritage features and are exceptionally large, ranging in size from 950 sqft up to 2,750 sqft, comprising one, two or three bedroom duplex apartments and on the top floor two bedroom penthouses that open onto private wrap around terraces.

All the duplex apartments have dramatic double-height living rooms and upper mezzanine levels, providing a sense of volume and light rarely seen in Liverpool. Each offer a combination of city, river, dock and/or courtyard views.

Each duplex has an open plan fully fitted kitchen with integrated applicances and two or more fully-fitted luxury bathrooms with full height mosaic tiles and ceramic floor tiles. The principal bedroom suites have an ensuite bathroom and space for wardrobes and dressing.

The penthouses have spacious double reception rooms with an open plan kitchen and dining area with a central island/breakfast bar, with full height glazing opening onto wrap around terraces providing panoramic views over Liverpool cityscape and waterfront.

The apartments are serviced by the Mersey Heat District Heat Network for heating and hot water providing a cost and energy efficient, low carbon, system that is much more efficient and environmentally friendly than generating the heat in each property.

The off plan Phase 1 release of apartments at Tobacco Warehouse was hugely successful and resulted in over 100 homes now sold/reserved and some 60 homes occupied. With apartments now build complete and available for immediate occupation Stanley Dock Properties is now undertaking the main Phase 2 launch of the development including the release of new dressed show apartments, larger showcase apartments and the penthouses.

Pat Power, Director of Stanley Dock Properties says: “This main Phase 2 launch at Tobacco Warehouse will see the release of some of the most spectacular and exciting homes in the iconic warehouse building including some exceptionally large Manhattan style loft apartments and penthouses with private wrap around terraces. Tobacco Warehouse provides the full spectrum of properties including homes ideal for rental investors, apartments perfect for owner occupiers and trophy residences and penthouses that will appeal to high-net worth individuals such as sportstars and media people.”

Tobacco Warehouse is located just 1.5 kilometres from Liverpool city centre, it is just a short riverside walk from Tate Liverpool at Albert Dock, and is within sight of the new Everton Stadium being built at Bramley-Moore Dock, due for completion in 2023/24.

Under the auspices of Liverpool City Council the waterfront area around Tobacco Warehouse including the Ten Streets creative district is undergoing significant regeneration with the vision to develop a new artistic area for the city, creating new jobs and inward investment.

Former warehouses are being converted into premises for start-up businesses in the artistic and creative fields, and the population is projected to significantly increase in the coming years.

Apartments at Tobacco Warehouse are available priced from £235,000.