Peel and YHG revive stalled residential tower at Princes Dock

Called Patagonia Place, the multi-million pound scheme within the Liverpool Waters project, will see 278 apartments in a 31-storey tower. Tony McDonough reports

Patagonia Place
Patagonia Place, a 31-storey tower planned for Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters

 

Peel L&P and Your Housing Group (YHG) are reviving a high-rise residential development in Liverpool’s Princes Dock.

Called Patagonia Place, the multi-million pound scheme within the Liverpool Waters project, will see 278 apartments in a 31-storey tower. It replaces the £48m Hive City Docks tower, which was also due to be 31 storeys high.

Initial works started on Hive City Docks in 2018 but came to a halt shortly afterwards. Two adjacent developments, Moda Living’s £82m, 34-storey skyscraper, the Lexington, and the £21m 16-storey Plaza 1821, are almost complete.

A planning application for Patagonia Place has now been submitted to Liverpool City Council. The scheme has been designed by Faulkner Chester Hall, with Arup providing planning consultation and Vermont in line to build the project.

Darran Lawless, development director at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, said: “This is another major milestone for Liverpool Waters and despite the challenging environment that the world is currently facing as a result of COVID-19 we’re delighted to be able to submit the planning application for this new development.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Your Housing, our advisory team and contractor Vermont. Due to the current lockdown the application process itself has been a challenge

“The response from Liverpool City Council has demonstrated an ability and commitment to continue to function and unlock investment opportunities in the city and  we are hopeful that should planning permission be secured work can start in the autumn creating significant investment and jobs as well as much needed homes for the region.”

Work has also started at Liverpool Waters on the new Isle of Man ferry terminal and it is hoped work will also begin soon on the new Cruise Liner terminal and Everton FC’s £500m stadium.

Lorraine Donnelly, development director at Your Housing, added: “This is a really exciting project for Your Housing, the scale and ambition of Liverpool Waters is something that we are proud to be part of.

“This development sits on the iconic Liverpool waterfront offering high-quality apartments with incredible views of the Mersey. It’s just a stone’s throw from the city centre and part of one of the city’s most exciting regeneration projects.”

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