A colossal brick warehouse which served as the backdrop to scenes in BBC One drama Peaky Blinders is being converted into luxury flats.
The Tobacco Warehouse, situated in Stanley Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, was transformed for the hit series, which is set in Birmingham.
Peaky Blinders centres on the Shelby gangster family, and the real Birmingham gang Peaky Blinders, in the 1920s.
The largest brick warehouse in the world, The Tobacco Warehouse, was built in 1901.
The Liverpool Echo reports the Grade II-listed warehouse was originally used to store shipments of tobacco when the Port of Liverpool’s trading was at its peak.
The dock fell into decline in the 1980s and became the home of a market for more than 30 years.
In recent years, Stanley Dock has been a popular filming location – becoming the backdrop to several major blockbusters and TV series including Captain America, Sherlock Holmes and most recently Peaky Blinders.
The redevelopment is being led by Stanley Dock Properties Ltd, who built and now operate the neighbouring Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse. This week they unveiled the first two and three-bed homes. Prices for flats will start at around £225,000.
According to the developer, at over 1.5m sq ft, the project is one of the largest industrial conversions in UK history.
Pat Power, director at Stanley Dock Properties, said the development has been “very well received so far”, adding: “We’re passionate about preserving the essence of this incredible building’s past while repurposing it for a long and prosperous future.
“We’ve had a huge amount of interest from potential buyers and we’re so pleased to announce that the first apartments will be ready for occupation in 2020. Each apartment has been designed to offer a bright and open-plan living space, with many offering stunning waterfront and skyline views.
“Stanley Dock is at the heart of Liverpool’s next major regeneration zone. The redevelopment of Tobacco Warehouse will add new life into an area which is steeped in history and memories of the maritime heritage that the city was built on. This is already evident in the adjacent multi award-winning Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse.
“Tobacco Warehouse will bring the focus of Liverpool’s waterfront up into the northern docks and it’s an incredibly exciting prospect to be delivering this significant new chapter in the city’s regeneration.”