The Hive Liverpool

Plans lodged for latest Liverpool Waters PRS tower

Housing association Your Housing Group has submitted a planning application for Hive-City Dock, a 30-storey PRS apartment block at Peel’s Liverpool Waters scheme.

Designed by Brock Carmichael Architects, the proposed £55m project at Princes Dock will comprise 276 apartments delivered under the Hive brand, the private rented sector arm of YHG that has already delivered a scheme in Warrington’s Church Street.

Subject to planning consent, YHG plans to start on site later this year. The tower is also set to include a rooftop restaurant.

YHG owns 33,000 homes across the North West, Midlands and Yorkshire and is heavily involved in the regeneration of the Anfield area, where over 200 new or refurbished homes have been completed.

The Hive-City Docks development is one of a string of PRS towers proposed for Peel’s Liverpool Waters.

Moda Living has planning consent for a 34-storey building, designed by Falconer Chester Hall, and Peel is planning to build out its own PRS scheme, Plaza 1821, on the plot next to the Hive, designed by Hodder + Partners.

Princes Dock Hive PRS

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This will be a fine edition to the waterfront and with the commercial space on the ground and restaurant on the top floors will make it even more interesting, I believe it will be 32 storeys high with a double height restaurant on top.

By Emperor of the North

Liverpool Waters is now moving forward and it’s great to see, this area is going to be very special in say five years once the cruise liner terminal and all these buildings are up. Exciting times ahead!

By John.

this is going to fit in perfectly next to the proposed Lexington and Plaza 1821. Princes Dock is really gathering momentum now and Liverpool’s iconic skyline is progressing well.

By fantasticbeast

People all around the world know Liverpool’s world famous skyline. This will make it even more well known and send out the signal that the city is one of the most innovative places on the planet.

By Awesome

Nice to see Liverpool Waters moving along now.

By NewYorkNY

Very nice, Princess dock can become something really good!

By Man on bicycle

Is there really a market for these sort of developments in Liverpool? I thought the city ditched it’s professionals for tourists!

By Tofu

This is the best building ever seen, people from Australia will come to see this building and the world famous Cilla Black statue that everybody knows.

By Deluded

I’m sure the developers believe there is a market or why else would they be investing money in the area. People need to stop thinking Liverpool is not capable of attracting such investment. The same was said about Liverpool One before that was built and look what happened it significantly boosted the local economy and lifted Liverpool into the top five most popular retail destinations in the UK.

By Flan

@Tofu, you little tease you.

By On the dock

Looks like an excellent tower. No multi-coloured clad boxes with strange window shapes please, we’re not Manchester!

By jk

@ Deluded – Laugh if you will, but the Cilla statue is just another addition the city’s many, many, attractions. Like it, or loath it, it has been swamped with tourists since its installation…it’s all part of the offering, and bigger picture – back on point – the tower looks great.

By LorraLorraLaughs

Looks a lot better than anything I’ve seen go up in Manchester in the last 10 years. It may not be a world-class landmark in its own right, but, unlike developments in Manchester, at least it doesn’t add to the overall tattyness of an already grim and grubby city centre.

By Rooney

Manchester is so grim and grubby. Liverpool is a million light years ahead and will be capital of the world by 2020. Anyone that disagrees is just part of the conspiracy to keep Liverpool down.

By Anonymous

What do you mean by 2020? It already is!

By Capital-Queen

The capital of the world probably wouldn’t be a very nice place to live. Let other cities aspire for that (or capital of the north, or capital of the north west, or second city, or some other made-up title).

I’d rather live in a nice riverfront city with great history, outstanding architecture and a thriving cultural scene.

By Rooney

Somewhere like Hamburg you mean Rooney? What’s that got to do with anything?

By Deluded

Yeah, no buildings like this in Manchester or on Salford Quays at all. Only in Liverpool. Must be all that culture.

By Loganberry

Yeah Hamburg is another great city, its been recommended to me by friends from Munich who loved Liverpool.

By Rooney

This looks great. And it good to hear there will be a restaurant and commercial space on the ground floor to help bring people into the area. Hopefully there will be plenty of green space incorporated into the plans as well.

By H

Great plans. I just hope they translate into more than that. Too many Artist impressions, etc. We need to see real progress – something there hasn’t been at Princes Dock for about 10 years! Over the past 18 months we have seen the proposed Lexington, Plaza 1821 and new Office building designs for the Dock but nothing above ground?

By Craig Earley

Visited Hamburg recently, good place but it ain’t no Manchester.

By Loganberry

Hamburg makes Manchester look like Bolton

By NewYorkNY

How far away is this tower from the proposed innovative spinning theatre? Rumour has it that the theatre will be set to spin so quickly that it will create a vortex powerful enough to suck in and crush anyone who fails to acknowledge Liverpool’s globally important urban culture.

By Awesome

@Loganberry, you are certainty correct Hamburg is much more bigger and wealthier than Manchester.

By Burger van

@Awesom – Liverpudlians do have a sense of humour and that comment was pretty funny – made me chuckle anyway.

By Liverpool Loves

I went to Hamburg recently. Nice place in parts but I was surprised at just how rough it was. Some of the squares were very dodgy indeed, we encountered quite a lot of aggression` plus a lot of graffiti and a huge homeless problem. Made me feel differently about Piccadilly Gardens at least.

By Nick Gage

That’s life in a big city, I liked the part on the other side of the lake lovely houses and nice semi rural feel.

By Rosie York

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