Peel moves forward with Hodder PRS in Liverpool

Peel Land & Property is holding a public consultation event on Friday to gather views on proposals for its first scheme for the private rented sector, a residential tower within Liverpool Waters operated by housing provider The Regenda Group.

Potential designs for the project are yet to be revealed, but the architect is understood to be Hodder + Partners. The £21m development is expected to be made up of 105 one- and two-bed apartments, which will be managed by Regenda’s subsidiary PRS company, Redwing Living.

At around 85,000 sq ft, the multi-storey apartment block in Princes Dock will be built by Peel as the company’s first PRS project, and then bought by Regenda.

The project on William Jessop Way is called ‘Plaza 1821’, reflecting Princes Dock’s opening on the day of the Prince Regent’s coronation as George IV in 1821.

Plaza 1821 is the latest residential scheme planned at Liverpool Waters. Housing association Your Housing Group announced in October that it was working up plans for a 30-storey tower totalling 276 apartments, designed by Brock Carmichael. The flats will be delivered under the Hive brand, the housing association’s PRS arm. In September, Moda Living was granted planning permission for a 34-storey PRS tower, made up of 304 flats designed by Falconer Chester Hall.

The public consultation event will take place on Friday 10 February, from 11am to 6pm, at the Liverpool Waters marketing suite at No. 12 Princes Dock.

Neil Baumber, Peel Land & Property’s development director for residential, said: “Liverpool Waters is certainly one of the most dynamic regeneration projects in the city’s history and it’s now really starting to take shape. People in the city and beyond are really excited about what’s to come as we are at Peel.

“As part of our strategic waters strategy we are committed to creating a vibrant, energised and distinctive new part of the city, a place where people want to work, play and live – that’s where Plaza 1821 comes in. People sit at the very heart of Liverpool Waters, hence why we’re encouraging everybody to come along to the public consultation event to see our plans and share their thoughts.”

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Good to see Peel sticking their toe in the water(dock)here, the scale of the LW’s project does need a guiding hand from them and it shows a sign of confidence from them too!
Once the new towers planned for the Princess dock are complete and with others planned in the same area, this will create quite a cluster, to be followed by several more if the reports are true.

By Man on bicycle

Was looking at the site of the new link through from Leeds Street this morning. The whole area will open up, particularly if a good master planner gets hold of the links through from Old Hall Street to Ten Streets via Peel’s new Liverpool Waters gateway. The views in the sun this morning of the gigantic tobacco warehouse from Old Hall St are really stunning. A spectacular new cityscape can be created here enclosed by Waterloo Warehouse and Stanley Dock. Need to keep the old buildings at Roberts Street and Paisley Street as a Gateway to the area: Liverpool Waters; new cruise liner terminal; and Ten Streets. My idea would be to enclose the vast space around the edges with tall buildings but create a broad new landscaped park through the site.
It was in this area that the 18th century ‘Ladies Walk’ led through to the shore, so was a place of recreation for the old port. Can be again.

By Altmouth

This area of Princes Dock has been baron and desolate for years, it’s amazing to see it being regenerated, especially a new proposal by Regenda which should allow affordable living in the heart of the city. I only hope the planners are considering tree lined walkways , inspired planting and green social spaces for people and wildlife to enjoy, there’s barely a tree around there as it stands.

By Antony

We need a bold plan for the ‘North Shore’ area (around Princes Dock and beyond) like the MDC had for the south docks in the 80s. Difference now is it should be a lot easier with all the new economic activity from companies like Harcourt; and the Cruise Liner Terminal etc. In the 80s MDC landscaped the whole area along Sefton Street. We need the same along Waterloo Road and beyond and Peel must play its part! The whole area adjacent to the dock road should be tree lined. Once the duelling of Gt.Howard St./Derby Road is complete the dock road by the central docks can become a tree-lined extension of The Strand/City centre.
And let’s save all the old buildings on the dock road near Princes Dock new entrance by the Greek restaurant – will lead people through to Ten Streets in the long run, by foot! The whole linear route is within the World Heritage Site.

By Altmouth

The plans are in for the Hive, it looks pretty good, “go forth and cluster”.

By Man on bicycle

Very positive what’s planned for around here.

By Rooney

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