Latest additions to Princes Dock

Liverpool Waters is set to welcome two new additions to its Princes Dock neighbourhood as part of the ambitious £5.5 billion waterfront regeneration project. Planning permission has been granted for Peel Land and Property’s Plaza 1821, for the Regenda Group, and Your Housing Group’s Hive City Docks.

Plaza 1821, a £21 million private rental sector (PRS) development named after the year Princes Dock opened, will provide 105 apartments with spectacular views of the River Mersey and surrounding waterfront. Hive City Docks represents a £55 million investment, comprising 278 apartments with amenities, including a restaurant to the top of this 31-storey landmark tower.

Today’s consent announcements confirm 2017 as Liverpool Water’s most prolific year to date, with The Lexington also scheduled for development in the near future. The three buildings combine with the proposed William Jessop House to form The Terrace within the Princes Dock neighbourhood, as illustrated by Virtual Planit’s CGI and camera matched live drone and virtual footage. Collectively the developments will bring new activity to the historic dock; and the vision to create a waterfront for the world, one step closer.

The four buildings form a key component of our emerging Princes Dock Neighbourhood Masterplan, which has been developed in collaboration with Liverpool City Council officers and will be signed off in late September. The masterplan, the first formal component of the overall Liverpool Waters Outline Planning Consent, looks at the overall neighbourhood, including new areas of public space; an overall approach to materiality and reuse of existing materials and key design principles to follow when bringing forward future plots.

In addition to the new developments at Princes Dock, exciting plans for the Central Dock neighbourhood at Liverpool Waters were revealed earlier in the year at the world’s premier property event, MIPIM in Cannes. Peel’s landmark regeneration scheme is also expected to be the new home of Everton Football Club, who are hoping to build a state of the art stadium at the Bramley Moore Dock.

Plaza 1821 was designed by Hodder + Partners, and Hive City Docks by Brock Carmichael. Planit-IE continue to develop their role as the Masterplan Guardian for Peel’s Liverpool Waters development plan, as well as producing Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments for The Lexington and Plaza 1821. In addition to the camera-match animation and CGIs showing the towers in the context of the waterfront and wider city, Virtual Planit produced CGIs in support of the planning application for Plaza 1821.