Hive City Docks

Hive City Docks at Princes Dock on Liverpool Waters will be a 31-storey apartment block. Initial designs by international award winning Liverpool architects Brock Carmichael gained planning permission for the project and form part of Peel group’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters development scheme.

Brock Carmichael’s scheme was designed to 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 be delivered under Your Housing Group’s Hive brand, its private rented sector arm that has already delivered a scheme in Warrington’s Church Street.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson 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.”

Lindsey Ashworth, former development director at Peel, added: “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 45 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 was led by Brock Carmichael, supported by Arup as planning consultants, the Alan Johnston Partnership as structural engineers and Futureserv as services consultant.