YHG enters Liverpool Waters with PRS tower

Housing association Your Housing Group has announced plans to build a 30-storey apartment tower at Peel’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme.

Designed by Brock Carmichael Architects, the proposed £48m scheme 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. The proposed scheme will be known as Hive-City Docks.

The news comes just a month after Moda Living received consent for a 34-storey PRS tower at Liverpool Waters.

YHG plans to submit a planning application early in 2017 and make a start later in the year subject to consent. The organisation 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.

Stephen Haigh, executive director at YHG, said: “Following the successful launch of our Hive brand earlier this year, we have completed our first development comprising 106 homes, all for the build-to-rent sector. Hive-City Docks is our first development in the heart of a city and it shows the versatility of our offer.

“We have an active pipeline of further developments and are looking forward to bringing many more Hive products to the market very soon.”

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “High quality housing is essential for economic growth. Developments like this, in a stunning waterfront location, are crucial if we are to attract and retain the kind of talent which will fuel that growth.

“Your Housing Group’s commitment to Liverpool has already resulted in transformational improvements in the north of the city and I am delighted to see the organisation extend its activity to the city centre with this scheme.”

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2017 will be a big year for Liverpool Waters.

By John.

Yes it will be.

By Man on bicycle

It’s going to be great seeing the skyline go from strength to strength, outside of London nowhere comes near to that view along the Mersey.

By John.

30 storeys. Hmmmmm. That is quite high and expensive to build. I hope it happens but I guess you will have to seriously ramp up the rents to make it stack. Will the local market be able to afford the rents, or will tenants opt for cheaper lower rise kit?

By Silly Billy

This will be fantastic. Imagine the views!!

By Sir Rod

One of the new breed of Housing Association vanity projects. Someone is bound to get it wrong and need bailing out.

By Unaplanner