Stalled Liverpool skyscraper gets the go-ahead

Liverpool City Council planners have approved the multi-million pound 31-storey residential development on Liverpool’s waterfront. Tony McDonough reports

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

 

A long-delayed high-rise residential development on Liverpool’s waterfront is finally set to go ahead after council planners gave the green light.

Peel L&P and Your Housing Group (YHG) will now press ahead with the 31-storey Patagonia Place at Princes Dock in Liverpool Waters. The multi-million pound development will comprise 278 apartments.

It replaces the original scheme for the plot, the £48m Hive City Docks tower, which would also have risen to 31 stories. Work started on Hive City Docks in 2018 but came to a halt a short time later.

Patagonia Place will sit between the existing City Lofts development, which has been up for more than a decade, and the the £21m 16-storey Plaza 1821, which this year welcomed its first tenants.

On the other side of Plaza 1821 is the soon to be completed 34-storey, £80m skyscraper, the Lexington. Patagonia Place 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: “It’s fantastic to have reached this significant milestone, after a huge amount of work in collaboration with Your Housing Group, our advisory team and contractor Vermont, that has gone  into securing planning consent.”

Lorraine Donnelly, development director at YHG, added: “Your Housing Group has remained committed to delivering this development at Liverpool Waters, and to reach this milestone with Peel L&P is a great achievement for everyone involved.

“This is a really exciting project for YHG. To have a development on the iconic Liverpool waterfront offering high-quality apartments with incredible views of the Mersey is something that we are extremely proud to be part of. We can’t wait to get started on site.”

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