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Towers approval brings Peel’s ‘waterfront for the world’ vision closer

Peel says it’s closer to achieving a “waterfront for the world” as two Liverpool Waters towers have been granted approval.

The residential Plaza 1821 project and Your Housing Group’s Hive City Docks development were both given the go ahead by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee.

Both towers will be located at Princes Dock, which is one of five neighbourhoods forming the city’s £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters regeneration project.

Peel Land and Property is now preparing to press ahead with its development of Plaza 1821 for the Regenda Group.

The £21 million building will house 105 one and two-bedroom apartments along with ground floor amenity space, and will be a private rented sector (PRS) scheme to be managed by Regenda Group subsidiary Redwing Living.

Welcoming the planning decision Neil Baumber, development director for residential at Peel Land and Property, says: “Our vision is to create a waterfront for the world, bringing life back to the historic docklands, and this announcement brings us closer to achieving that ambition.

“Plaza 1821 will be a high-quality development with spectacular views of the River Mersey and the surrounding waterfront. The focus now is on getting ready for the building works and ensuring we are on site as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile the 31-storey Hive City Docks will include 278 apartments with a top floor restaurant, a ground floor bistro and bar and a 24-hour concierge service.

Designed by architects Brock Carmichael, the £55m scheme is expected to take two years to construct and is due to start on site in 2018.

John Cogbill, chief operating officer at Your Housing Group, says: “This is fantastic news for the city of Liverpool. It’s great to see Peel’s Liverpool Waters masterplan becoming a reality and that high quality new homes are being prioritised as part of the regeneration.”

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