Liverpool’s Northern Docks are set for a transformative boost as construction kicks off on a 31-storey tower at Princes Dock. Developed by X1 Developments and Starlight Investments, this project is a key component of the ambitious £5 billion Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme. Expected to be finalized in late 2025, the collaboration involves Peel Waters and the primary contractor Vermont Construction.
Crafted by Falconer Chester Hall, the tower is not just about height; it’s a holistic living experience with 278 apartments and a spectrum of amenities spread across the ground and eleventh floors. Future residents can look forward to a sophisticated lifestyle, featuring a residents’ lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, recreational games area, a fitness centre, and a dance and yoga studio. The co-working spaces on these levels provide a unique blend of work and leisure, all while enjoying panoramic views of the waterfront.
Additionally, a ground-floor commercial unit is poised to supplement the overall amenity space, enhancing the overall appeal of the development. Falconer Chester Hall’s forward-thinking design seeks to seamlessly integrate modern living with community engagement, contributing significantly to the Liverpool Waters vision.
This venture, part of nearly £1 billion worth of ongoing construction projects, synergizes with the broader Liverpool Waters rejuvenation plan. Other notable projects under this umbrella include the highly anticipated Everton stadium, the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal, and various infrastructure endeavours.
Expressing enthusiasm about this milestone project, Daniel Drimmer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Starlight Investments, marked the company’s entry into the UK’s thriving build-to-rent market. Drimmer shared, “We are excited to collaborate with trusted partners like X1 Developments and Peel Waters to offer high-quality, community-enhancing homes to the area.”
The project enjoys steadfast support from Mark Connor, CEO at Vermont Construction, who emphasized the company’s pride in contributing to the revitalization of the City’s waterfront. Connor remarked, “As a Liverpool business, we take great pride in our ongoing role in the regeneration of the City’s waterfront and iconic skyline.”
Vermont Construction played a pivotal role in securing planning consent for the scheme in 2021. Their continued involvement in the current construction phase underscores the commitment of local businesses to the holistic development of Liverpool’s waterfront.
For Starlight Investments, this venture marks their entry into the UK’s build-to-rent market. Drimmer expressed the company’s eagerness to introduce their residential platform and apply their management expertise to enhance rental supply in the region. “As part of our unwavering commitment to growth, we have strong ambitions to further establish our presence in the UK,” Drimmer added.
Liverpool Waters, a regeneration initiative driven by public and private partnerships, seeks to transform the city’s waterfront into a dynamic and sustainable urban hub. The infusion of diverse amenities within the tower aligns with the vision of creating vibrant communities, not just residences.
The community and stakeholders eagerly await the completion of the 31-storey tower in late 2025. As Liverpool evolves, this waterfront development symbolizes the city’s dedication to growth, rejuvenation, and the creation of a dynamic urban landscape for both residents and businesses.