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The 105-apartment block is one of three residential schemes planned for Princes Dock

Plaza 1821 at Liverpool Waters completes

Sarah Townsend

The latest phase of residential development at Princes Dock has reached practical completion, a £21m, 15-storey residential scheme managed by property company Redwing.

Plaza 1821 is one of three residential schemes planned for Princes Dock, which forms part of the developer Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme.

The other two schemes are PRS specialist Moda Living’s 35-storey The Lexington tower, for which construction is underway, and Your Housing Group’s 31-storey Patagonia Place, for which a planning application was submitted last month.

Plaza 1821, which has now handed over keys to its first residents, was named after the year Princes Dock first opened. Another PRS scheme, it comprises 105 one- and two-bedroom apartments with amenity space on the ground floor.

The Hodder + Partners-designed Plaza 1821 is close to Liverpool’s Three Graces – the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – which together make up the city’s waterfront.

The property has been developed by Peel L&P and regeneration specialist Regenda Group and will be managed by a subsidiary of the latter, housing provider Redwing. The main contractor is Vermont Construction Group, which took over from collapsed contractor Forrest last January after it went into administration at the end of 2018.

The scheme suffered further delays around that time, as one of the job’s main subcontractors, concrete frame company Heyrod, had also exited the job following a pay dispute with Forrest.

Redwing is preparing for the first residents to move in over the coming weeks as the scheme nears final completion, and viewings are being arrangements for the remaining apartments.

Darran Lawless, development director at Liverpool Waters, part of Peel L&P, said: “It’s a real milestone for people to begin moving in to these amazing homes at Princes Dock, demonstrating the significant progress happening across the wider Liverpool Waters scheme.

“We look forward to seeing this part of Princes Dock and the wider scheme progress even further over the coming months and years, helping us to create homes, jobs and a new community, breathing life back into our historic docklands.”

Fiona Coventry, executive director of property at Redwing, added: “Plaza 1821 which offers stunning apartments for private rent, each with outdoor space and spectacular views, as well as a range of amenities including, parking, secure bike storage, resident’s lounge and concierge.

“We will also be announcing an exciting restaurant partner for our ground floor space soon.”

Under the wider Liverpool Waters scheme, Peel L&P and its partners plan to transform 60 hectares of former docklands to create a 20m sq ft mixed-use district.

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Princes Dock is looking good!
@Place – Liverpool Waterfront stretches from Festival Gardens to Bramley Moore Dock, it’s not just the ‘Three Graces’ at the Pier Head!

By Red Squirrel.

Perfect timing.

By Wit

There are other clusters around this ?

By Anonymous

Residential again I see.

By #officesmatter

Nearly took my breath away

By Anonymous

Trust the external views are aspirational as the internal design look extremely bland

By IR

Nice, but yet again short sighted. Princes Dock is a chance to build offices and a media presence. No media presence is keeping Liverpool in the lower tiers. We have got to fight the status quo head on and stop accepting ourselves as a dormitory town.

By Michael McDonut

Mr Donut!! Another great comment! We need more Liverpool office’s and fight the bias government and newspaper’s which stop our wonderful city!

By Mary Woolley

Also we need more bungalow’s for the elderly in places like this not more and more shoe box flats sorry apartment’s!

By Anonymous

More money, time & investment for Liverpool. Did I hear someone say it will be beneficial to the whole city region?

By Heswall

Yes it is good for the city region…..lots of the citizens across the city region work in the city centre . The city centre is a boost to the entire region. ….also the individual building in the princes dock aren’t fantastic….but as a group especially with the next planned building are starting to look impressive

By George

Close up the external envelope looks as bland as the internals. This will look decidedly average when the Moda scheme is built.

By Bday

@Heswall, no! You didn’t.
Are you a bot? All your posts are the same, maybe you should leave the hamlet more, afterall Heswall is a bit behind the times according to you, thatched cottages and horse drawn carriages?

By On the Dock

Hodder & partners? No wonder it’s bland and uninspiring. Typical of anything on peel property purely functional-just like salford quays

By George

@Anonymous regarding bungalows for the elderly. Sorry, I couldn’t think of a worse thing for this area (not the elderly bit, but the bungalows) This is absolutely not the place for the lowest form of density that an urban area can have.

By EOD

@EOD do you live in this area?

By MmcDrama Queen

No, I don’t live in the area. Does that make a difference when understanding urban planning? Single floor, ultra low density housing is not ideal for areas like this in the modern world. This is right next to the city centre. Why would we build ultra low density single floor dwellings in the inner city? This is the complete opposite to what every modern convention of urban design recommends. In fact, it would be used the world over as an example absolutely of what not to do. I don’t need to live in the area to know that it would be wrong here. It’s urban planning 101

By EOD

I think bungalows would be well suited here actually.
As long as decent car parking is provided.

By Anonymous

They could possibly make a park here. Think of the pleasant view Please though, no more ugly towers in the name of development. Let us be ourselves because we have nothing to prove.

By Bixteth Boy