First look at Moda’s Liverpool Waters tower

Moda Living and Apache Capital Partners have submitted a planning application to Liverpool City Council for an £80m private rented residential development at Princes Dock.

The development will form part of Peel’s wider £5.5bn regeneration of disused dockland, Liverpool Waters. The application is expected to go to planning committee for a decision later this summer.

The development will be fully funded by Apache Capital. The tower will rise to 34 floors and contain 304 apartments for rent, designed and fitted out to appeal to the top of the rental market.

The building will have a 24-hour managed concierge as well as communal facilities that include a lounge on floor 17, gym, roof terrace, garden, fitness studio and cinema.

Moda agreed a deal with Peel to build a residential tower on the site at the end of 2014.

The architect is Falconer Chester Hall. The marketing material accompanying the planning application describes the building’s inspiration as the “historical relationship of Liverpool with New York and complements the existing local mercantile architecture including the Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.”

This is the second asset to be delivered through the Apache Capital and Moda Living JV partnership, following Apache Capital fully funding the JV’s £128m 466-unit Angel Gardens development in NOMA, Manchester. The JV partnership has to date secured a PRS development pipeline comprising approximately 5,000 units located in prime city centre sites across the UK’s major regional cities with an end GDV of £1bn.

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A beautifully designed tower. It soars high, has a real wow factor.. and is very pleasing on the eye. A well-balanced, nice addition to the Liverpool skyline. Well done Moda Living.

By Phil

Looks great and will grace the waterfont, now lets hope more follow to finish off the vacant spaces at the Princess Dock.

By Man on bicycle


By karen

Very nice indeed, that’ll be a great addition to our skyline.

By John.

Could this designer come to Manchester please.We could do with a decently designed Tower.

By Elephant

Tower looks great but I’ve yet to see these developers actually build anything/

By Alonso

Very nice. Not very often that something comes along to potentially enhance the skyline rather than detract from it (the other stuff around that area probably proves that, and I’m thinking arguably Mann Island too). Hope this doesn’t get watered down later on.

Very positive for Liverpool.

By Wazza&Co

Won’t happen unfortunately, these guys are land bankers.

By Peal

Do Peel still own the land and surely they would have some covenants involved, after all they should know all the tricks of the trade, does anyone know anything different?

By Man on bicycle

Will happen and has full backing and funds…so all positive as this will have a knock on effect for Liverpool Waters..

By Rob

This is terrible. People are just ignoring the UNESCO World Heritage site they are destroying.

By Henry

The designers / architects behind the scheme have just announced that they are setting up a Manchester office – headed by Dave George!

By Anonymous

Not bad. Like a stumpier glass 30 Rock. But alright.
Here’s hoping

By Intercity

The architec who helped design this is from Liverpool )

By Karen

This could be the greatest building in the world.

By kiddah

Its captured the NYC Art Deco essence, but in a more contemporary way. Not up to those original standards, but much better than 95% of other stuff going on at the moment. Really hope this happens.

By creep

I think Shanghai Tower will compliment this )

By Karen

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