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Masterplan for Peel Holdings, England, UK – No. 8 Princes Dock by Chapman Taylor Architects

4 May 2018
Liverpool Waters Development Designs

Liverpool Waters Development design
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Liverpool Waters Development for Peel Holdings

The new CGI’s bring to life Liverpool Waters’ vision to completely restore the city’s northern docks, regenerating the 2 million sqm site to create a world-class, mixed-use waterfront quarter in Liverpool.

25 Apr 2018

12 Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters

12 Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters

Luxury vehicle insurance broker and incident service provider Novo has signed a five-year lease of 2,500 sq. ft. at No. 12 Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters.

12 Princes Dock Offices
photo courtesy of Liverpool Waters

The firm currently occupies space in ‘The Quay’ the serviced office provision also located at No. 12 Princes Dock.

12 Princes Dock Liverpool Waters

5 Mar 2018

Liverpool Waters Docklands Heritage ‘Container’ Village

Collingwood Dock at Liverpool Waters

Liverpool Waters’ Collingwood Dock to be transformed into a Docklands Heritage ‘Container’ Village

A planning application has been approved for the placement of eight former shipping containers at Collingwood Dock, which will be transformed into a new heritage trail visitor centre highlighting the long and illustrious history of the north Liverpool and Bootle docks.

The application for the development of the new ‘Docklands Trail’ Visitor Centre, which was submitted by Arup on behalf of Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited and The Docklands Trail Charity is part of the wider £5 billion Liverpool Waters project. The new Heritage Trail Visitor Centre will provide a new attraction to Collingwood Dock, which will complement the Friends of Allonby Canoe Club that is already situated at the historic dock, whilst also preserving the industrial look and feel of the docks and dock boundary wall.

Collingwood Dock at Liverpool Waters
image courtesy of Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited

The publicly accessible containers will be managed by The Docklands Trail Charity and will be an invaluable source of information for school children, visitors and enthusiasts alike sharing information and stories about the many transformations the docks have seen over the years, as well as the importance of the docks to the local economy.

Peel worked with The Docklands Trail to consult with a number of partners and stakeholders, including Liverpool City Council and the Titanic Hotel, to ensure the container village is best placed to serve the local area, as well as provide a distinctive educational space for school chidren.

Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, said:

“It is fantastic to see the plans we’ve been working on for many years become a reality. Much of the land at Liverpool Waters is currently disused dockland, we are keen to share its history with the public and encourage them to come on site and share its story. The Council’s approval of our planning application for the heritage trail visitor centre comes just weeks after we broke ground at Liverpool Waters as building work started on Plaza 1821, the £21 million, 16-storey residential tower. As more and more projects progress past the planning stage and enter the development stage, we’re looking forward to sharing even more good news in the future.”

Les Ellis, chair of The Docklands Trail Charity, said:

“I am delighted at the significant progress this project has seen so far, and with the approval of this planning application we can now bring the container village to life. Our aim is to create a first-class tourist attraction with several sites across the north Liverpool and Bootle docks which will educate children, communities and visitors on the wonderful heritage of Liverpool’s renowned port. We would like to extend our thanks to Peel for gifting the land and funding the application – without this support the project would not have been able to go ahead.”

The approval of this planning application is timed perfectly with the number of exciting projects and developments already taking place on Liverpool’s waterfront as part of this major regeneration project, led by Peel. This £5 billion project will transform the city’s northern docks, regenerating a 60-hectare site to create a world-class, mixed-use waterfront quarter in central Liverpool.

To learn more about the Liverpool Waters Development project led by Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited, please visit

13 Dec 2017

No. 8 Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters

KPMG Lease at Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters


Professional services company KPMG has signed a new five-year lease of 12,000 sqft at No. 8 Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters. KPMG is the longest standing tenant at Princes Dock and have been a resident in the five-storey Grade A office building since 1997.

KPMG joins a string of companies who have either recently renewed or secured new office space at Princes Dock, confirming the waterfront location as one of Liverpool’s leading business destinations.

The new five-year lease will take KPMG’s residency at No. 8 Princes Dock to the quarter of a century mark. During their time at the waterfront office, Peel Land and Property purchased Princes Dock and unveiled their ambitious vision for this major waterfront regeneration.

After lots of hard work behind the scenes to finalise the Liverpool Waters masterplan, secure planning permission and attract investment, building work is due to get underway soon on three new residential developments that have secured planning permission at Princes Dock.

The news of KPMG’s extended stay at Princes Dock follows an announcement that Euan West will succeed partner Chris Fry as office senior partner from 1 January 2018. The company has also recently made a number of promotions and new hires in the Northwest, with 80 new graduates, eight school leavers and 35 apprentices joining KPMG. Those new hires were accompanied by a series of internal promotions as the company expanded its presence in the North.

Chris Fry, senior partner at KPMG in Liverpool, said:

“KPMG has had a presence in Liverpool for over 90 years, so I’m delighted to reaffirm our commitment to the region with the renewal of the lease at our Princes Dock home. Over the two decades that we’ve been at Liverpool Waters, we’ve seen the area grow into a vibrant and diverse business community. In the new year, we welcome our new senior partner, Euan West, to our Liverpool office, and I know that he will continue to lead our business from this base to even greater success.”

Liza Marco, asset manager at Liverpool Waters, said:

“KPMG is our longest standing tenant and as one of the world’s leading financial organisations, this lease renewal is not just good news for Liverpool Waters, it’s fantastic for the city region too. Over the past 15 years Princes Dock has developed into a key business destination in the Northwest and with more development scheduled for next year, we expect to be expanding this growing neighbourhood and welcoming more businesses to Liverpool Waters.”

Businesses interested in the opportunities available at this major waterfront regeneration should visit

15 Oct 2017

Liverpool Waters New Cultural Building

New Cultural Building at Liverpool Waters

Final year architectural technology students from Liverpool John Moores University have been challenged to design a new cultural building at Liverpool Waters.

The masterplan includes proposals for a cultural building in the Central Dock neighbourhood and the students have been briefed to produce concepts for how this could look once it’s developed.

JMU students at Liverpool Waters

As part of the design brief, the students visited the waterfront regeneration site for a tour and discussion about the £5 billion regeneration project which is one of the most prestigious waterfront investment opportunities in Europe. A group of 25 students were joined by two members of staff as they met with Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters (LW), for an update on the work going on at the 60-hectare site.

The group also met with Paul Grover from Arup who gave an overview of planning at the waterfront development and Peter Swift from Planit who provided an update on proposals for the Central Dock neighbourhood. The group also spoke to heritage expert Rob Burns about the history of the site.

Central Dock is one of five neighbourhoods at the development and will house the new Isle of Man ferry terminal along with business, residential, entertainment and leisure facilities as well as a new public park. The outline planning permission for Central Dock includes an allocation of 3,800 homes, 25,000 sq.m. of restaurants and bars and 166,000 sq.m. of office space.

Speaking about the visit, Michael Farragher, senior lecturer in architectural technology at Liverpool John Moores University said:

“This project is all about getting students out of the classroom to tackle real life challenges and put their skills into practice on a real project. This is the next generation of architects and it’s really important that they gain the practical skills that they will need to succeed in their career.

“The new cultural building at Liverpool Waters will be a landmark on our world-famous waterfront and is a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate what they can do. The Liverpool Waters team were really accommodating and I’d like to thank them for taking the time to talk to our group and give the students an insight into managing such an enormous project.”

Since the project first got underway in 2007, the project team has been developing partnerships with business and community groups to deliver ongoing social, economic and health and wellbeing benefits. As well as hosting the students from Liverpool John Moores University, LW has also worked with the City of Liverpool College on major events such as Creamfields Steel Yard and Sound City.

Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at LW, said:

“We are proud of the community work that we do here and this project is a really good example of our engagement programme. It’s important to the team at Liverpool Waters to support local organisations and communities as and when we can. We work with all the Liverpool universities to ensure that graduate students can benefit from Liverpool Waters.
The enthusiasm shown by the LJMU students for all things design, technology and engineering was infectious and I’m looking forward to seeing the designs when they are finished.”

8 Aug 2017

Liverpool Waters Development

Liverpool Waters Development News

Planning Permission Granted for Plaza 1821 and Hive City Docks
Plaza 1821 and Hive City Docks
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Plaza 1821 and Hive City Docks Liverpool Waters Building
This large waterfront regeneration development is set to welcome two new additions as planning permission has been granted for Peel Land and Property’s Plaza 1821, being built for the Regenda Group, and Your Housing Group’s Hive City Docks.

5 Jul 2017
Refurbishment Design: Chapman Taylor Architects

Elite Synergy, have signed a ten year lease at No. 8 Princes Dock.

Elite Synergy, who specialise in a number of services including payroll solutions, commercial utlity and insurance negotiation, finance and asset management and pensions, retirement and inheritance advice, are relocating from their current offices in the Cotton Exchange on Bixteth Street.

No. 8 Princes Dock Waterfront Development

No. 8 Princes Dock is a five storey Grade A office building and has recently undergone a refurbishment with landlords Peel collaborating with Chapman Taylor Architects, furniture company Form and fit out contractor Jennor.

Elite Synergy will be occupying 4,500 sqft on the 3rd floor of No. 8 Princes Dock and join Pricewaterhouse Coopers, KPMG and Savills in residence at the building.

Adam Bale, Director at Elite Synergy, said:

“We’ve been looking to move for a while and once we saw what was on offer at Liverpool Waters it didn’t take us long to make our decision. This move will give us more space to grow and develop as a team, all in the wonderful surroundings of the waterfront.”

Liza Marco, Asset Manager at LW, said:

“I am very happy to welcome Elite Synergy to Liverpool Waters. This year has confirmed Liverpool Waters as the destination of choice for businesses looking for Grade A office space in Liverpool.

“Not only do we offer a tranquil setting in a city centre location, we also have plenty of on-site amenities including generous car parking allocations to cater for staff and visitors. There is so much more to come too with three new residential buildings and the new cruise terminal planned for Princes Dock, the Central Docks neighbourhood and the possibility of a state-of-the-art football stadium at Bramley Moore dock all making significant progress.”

The Liverpool Waters team were advised by CBRE for this transaction.

2 May 2017

Liverpool Waters Development News

Liverpool Waters No. 8 Princes Dock Building

No. 8 Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters has been given a luxurious makeover after a project which saw landlords Peel join forces with Chapman Taylor Architects, furniture consultancy company Form and fit-out contractor Jennor.

The refurbishment of No. 8 Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters is reflective of the buildings position as one of the most prestigious office buildings in the country. The five storey Grade A office building is already home to some of the biggest names in business with Savills, PWC and KPMG all residents at there. The prime waterfront location of No. 8 provides spectacular views of the Pier Head, including the Liver Building, and the River Mersey.

Liverpool Waters Waterfront Development

Offices in the building range in size from 2,316 sqft to 9,432 sqft and all benefit from air conditioning, a 24-hour security and building manager service, on-site car parking and two panoramic passenger lifts which look out over the river.

No. 8 Princes Dock Building Development

As people enter No. 8, they will be greeted by a new bespoke high gloss reception desk, with copper pendant lighting to complement the impressive double height space. The seating area has been reconfigured to provide guests with room to take in the impressive views and a new back lit, state-of-the-art tenant directory will guide people to the right floor.

No. 8 Princes Dock Building

Customised glass display cabinets will house model shipping vessels in a nod to Liverpool’s world famous maritime heritage and new flooring has also been installed along with ceiling tiles and light fittings.

Liverpool Waters Waterfront Development

Liza Marco, Asset Manager at Liverpool Waters said:

“I am delighted with the completed refurbishment works and the new look for No.8 created in collaboration with Chapman Taylor, Form and Jennor. This was already a high-spec building but these additional features give the space a unique and luxurious finish to provide a well-designed environment for the current occupiers and their visitors.

“Liverpool Waters is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after destinations in the country, not just for the business community but for leisure and residential customers too. This project was about ensuring the look and feel of No. 8 is commensurate with its place in the office property market.”

Liverpool Waters Waterfront Development

Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters is currently a hive of activity with a new cruise liner terminal set to be located there, three new mixed-use residential and leisure developments and an improved transport infrastructure all being delivered within the next two years.

Liverpool Waters Waterfront Development

Liverpool Waters is currently generating headlines as their plan to transform 150 acres of historic docklands along the iconic Liverpool Waterfront begins to come to life. With several developments already confirmed, the £5 billion project represents the biggest single regeneration project in the city’s history and is one of the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world.

3 Apr 2017

Liverpool Waters Peel and Regenda Development News

Peel and Regenda submit plans for iconic waterside development

Peel Land and Property and the Regenda Group have submitted exciting plans to develop a £21 million residential tower in the heart of the £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme.

Liverpool Waters Plaza 1821

Aptly named after the year Princes Dock first opened, the proposed ‘Plaza 1821’ is a PRS (Private Rented Sector) scheme and will include high quality, one and two bed apartments, as well as provision for a ground floor retail or amenity offering.

Liverpool Waterfront Development

Liverpool Waters Plaza 1821

Liverpool Waters Plaza 1821 Property

15 Mar 2017

Liverpool Waters Central Docks News

Liverpool Waters Central Docks News
Liverpool Waters project by night
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Liverpool Waters Central Docks

Liverpool Waters Residential Tower

About Peel
The Peel Group is one of the leading infrastructure, real estate and investment enterprises in the UK. Our diverse network of businesses ranges from ports to airports; land to leisure; media to hotels; wind farms to shopping centres, and a portfolio of investments in major public companies.

About Liverpool Waters
With an estimated value of £5 billion, Liverpool Waters is the largest single development opportunity in the city. Covering some 60 hectares and spanning 2.3 km of the city’s famous waterfront, Liverpool Waters would see the creation of a new mixed-use city district for Liverpool and bring back to life a swathe of historic dockland, almost half of it within the city’s World Heritage Site.

About The Regenda Group
The Regenda Group is a great quality, forward thinking housing business, building, managing and maintaining the homes people need. The Group has around 13,000 properties across the Northwest, employs around 600 people, has assets of over £489 million and a turnover of £62 million. We have built around 500 properties over the last three years and already own and manage a significant portfolio in Liverpool city centre, including Saunders Building, Preston Point, Merchants Terrace and Commutation Plaza.

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Patagonia Place Liverpool Waters Property
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Patagonia Place Liverpool Waters Property

Plaza 1821 at Liverpool Waters
Plaza 1821 Liverpool Waters property
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Plaza 1821 Liverpool Waters Property

Mersey Gateway
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Mersey Gateway Project Liverpool
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Mersey Gateway

Pier Head Ferry Terminal
Pier Head Ferry Terminal

Museum of Liverpool
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