Plans have been approved for Hive City Docks at Princes Dock on Liverpool Waters. The 31-storey apartment block is designed by Liverpool architects Brock Carmichael for Hive and forms part of Peel group’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters development scheme.
The scheme will deliver 278 private rental apartments, a roof-top “premium restaurant with ground floor bistro and bar facilities” and a 24-hour concierge service. It will take two years to build and will be delivered under Your Housing Group’s successful Hive brand, its private rented sector arm that has already delivered a scheme in Warrington’s Church Street.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has previously 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.”
Yvonne Westhead-Fyles, project lead for Hive, said: “Hive City Docks is a hugely exciting and innovative project for us and our Hive brand.”
Lindsey Ashworth, development director at Peel, added: “Hive City Docks is one of a cluster of three residential towers that will connect the River Mersey and Princes Dock with the City centre. This beautiful building design reaches the high quality standards required by Liverpool Waters and is unique in so many ways as demanded by such a dynamic location.”
Chris Bolland, managing partner at architects Brock Carmichael said:
“Our experience designing many of the most iconic buildings built in Liverpool over the last 42 years meant we were able to work with Peel, YHG, and the City to bring their vision of city waterside living to life.”
The collaborative design for the tower has been led by Brock Carmichael and supported by Arup as planning consultants, the Alan Johnston Partnership as structural engineers and Futureserv as services consultant.
Brock Carmichael celebrated 42 years in business in 2016.