There are several tall buildings proposed at Peel L&P's Liverpool Waters. Credit: via planning documents

Peel’s Patagonia Place plans prevail  

Developer Peel L&P’s vision for a 31-storey tower at Princes Dock, the latest scheme at Liverpool Waters, has been approved by the city council, alongside SEP Construction Services’ plans for a 300-apartment project in Everton. 


Patagonia Place  

Patagonia Place

The tower would sit alongside The Lexington and Plaza 1821

Developer: Peel L&P and Your Housing Group 

Architect: Falconer Chester Hall 

Planner: Arup 

Apartments: 278 

Storeys: 31 

Peel L&P has won approval for its £50m, 278-apartment Patagonia Place development on William Jessop Way, having lodged plans for the scheme in May.

Affordable housing provider Your Housing Group will own and operate the tower under an arrangement with Peel L&P, and contractor Vermont is lined up to build the scheme.

Falconer Chester Hall took over as architect from Brock Carmichael, which designed an earlier iteration of the development put forward by Your Housing Group. 

Having won consent for a residential tower in 2017, the YHG-led scheme stalled when the construction contract was retendered.  

Contractor ISG had been the frontrunner to deliver the tower after entering late-stage negotiations. However, a retendering process was then held, which saw Graham Construction and Vinci bid for the project, but no agreement was reached. 

Patagonia Place forms part of a trio of towers at Peel L&P’s wider Liverpool Waters development. 

Vermont completed construction of the first tower – the Hodder & Partners-designed Plaza 1821 – in the summer, while the largest tower – Moda’s 35-storey The Lexington – is being built by BCEGI and topped out in August.  

Moda Lexington Tops Out Drone Pic

The 35-storey The Lexington topped out in August

Darran Lawless, development director at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, said: “After a huge amount of work in collaboration with Your Housing Group, our advisory team, and the contractor Vermont, this is a significant milestone. This is another incredible residential development, adding to the existing schemes delivered at Princes Dock.” 

Lorraine Donnelly, development director at Your Housing Group, added: “Your Housing Group has remained committed to delivering this development at Liverpool Waters, and to reach this milestone with Peel L&P is a great achievement for everyone involved. 

Land at Fox Street/St Anne’s Street 

Sep Everton Block Sep 20

RBA Studio designed the proposals

Developer: SEP Construction Services 

Designer: Studio RBA 

Planner: The Planning Studio 

Apartments: 300 

Storeys: Five to eight 

SEP Construction Services has secured consent to develop 300 apartments on a site off Fox Street and St Anne’s Street in Everton. 

The £29.5m proposal is for 21 studios, 143 one-bedroom apartments and 136 two-bedroom apartments. 

Pointfield Developments won permission for a scheme of 313 apartments in 2016 at the two-acre former industrial site, a consent that developer Citipads had extended to 325 in 2018. 

However, a start on site never materialised. 

Similar to the previously approved development, SEP proposes a scheme varying in height between five and eight storeys, across three blocks. 

A planning officer’s report noted that SEP’s proposal “represents a regression in design quality from the previous approved scheme”. 

Adam Morgan, co-founder Studio RBA, said: “This is a major gateway site to Everton’s district centre to the north and the city centre to the south so it was important that we set an appropriate tone in terms of its presence and scale. 

“It has been a team effort with the other professionals in terms of getting this over the line and we’re now gearing up for delivery mode.” 

The site overlooks the £48m under-construction Merseyside Police headquarters, which is being built by contractor Willmott Dixon. 

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Several floors will be taken from the original plan. That’s assuming it doesn’t stall.

By Michael McDonut

Fit for a Prince/ss

By On the dock

Oh some heritage idiot will find a way of putting a stop to it.

By MmcDrama Queen

Looks pretty identikit. Where is the inspiration?

By Liverpool Lacks Romance

I’m not a fan of Media City, but I like this one. It’ possibly the river location that puts Liverpool ahead?

By Liverpool romance

Perfect proposals pleasingly ‘pproved

By Peter Piper

Oh look…cuboids

By Anon

I think in time Patagonia Place will become iconic like our two cathedrals and the Liver building, and could happily grace any other classically beautiful city of the world, say Venice or Prague.

By Liverpool romance

Very nice addition

By Anonymous

Creating a place is hard, but the place here is genuinely being delivered with a high quality green and blue environment. This will be such an exciting place to enjoy. Let’s hope the Council, Combined Authority and Government get behind Everton’s new stadium. Why let UNESCO retain dereliction so they can feel smug.


This would be slated as dull and boring if it was in any other city.

By Anonymous

It’ll be a long time before it will be built, It’s taken 14 years from announcing plans for Liverpool Waters to having Romal building. 1 building. They said it was a 30 year plan

By George

It dwarfs and overpowers the Liver building. This is not the standard we should be working to. Still some people dont care what it is as long as its development.

By Bixteth Boy

Good quality development especially linked to the mass of the adjacent building..princes Dock looking quite impressive. …. to the doubters it will happen quickly as housing association behind it so money in place

By George

Some grim looking slabs. Also who would want to live in an area constantly battered by strong winds blowing in off the eternally grim looking muddy brown Mersey?

By Liverpool Bromance

Very generic and pretty low quality looking boxes. Who earth would want to live in them?

By nonutopia

I suppose we must be grateful for any development no matter how poor.We struggle to attract investment at the best of times,

By Liverpool romanc

Fox Street Scheme is woeful. Future slums.

By Mikes mate

Can PNW please do something about the comments section? It’s becoming embarrassing for a professional site, as well as tedious for those of us wanting to visit the site from within the industry.


Great addition to a fantastic location,

By L15

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