Birth of a Liverpool Icon?.

The tale of the fourth grace

Princes Reach (working title), is the project that catapults the £5.5bn Liverpool Waters project into reality, and finally Moda Living has unveiled ideas of what its 34-storey icon could be like today.

The public’s positive reaction to it’s ideas during the 6th-7th April consultation event at the Radisson Blu hotel (which overlooks the project’s plot at Princes dock), will be crucial for the skyscraper’s design and will determine when it’s planning application will be submitted.

Its design – inspired by New York’s classic Art Deco architecture, will hope to stand proudly next to the beauty of Liverpool’s world-famous three graces. Of particular note is the design of 30 Rockefeller Plaza , NYC. The company tweeted a picture of this building on 1st May.

Whatever it looks like, Princes Reach will also set the standard by which the rest of Liverpool Waters and how it should be built – a benchmark for the wider scheme which aims to eventually deliver five entirely new downtown city areas on the city’s waterfront.

The building itself will house:

  • 300+ apartments,
  • a gym,
  • residents car and bicycle parking and concierge,
  • a residents work and interaction zone with meeting space,
  • a cinema/event viewing room,
  • a 17th floor residents lounge with spectacular views across the city,
  • external roof gardens with exercise space and BBQ facilities

Dan Brooks, Executive Director of Moda Living and project lead, said this about the scheme: “We are looking forward our open consultation event, and hope our proposals will be well received. We have put a lot of hard work and energy into the design process and we are very excited about delivering a new landmark on the Liverpool Waterfront, a building the City can be proud of. Moda is a design led developer all about delivering quality residential accommodation that creates community; Princes Dock within Liverpool Waters is the perfect location for us in Liverpool. We are aiming to submit our planning application shortly, and intending to be on site during 2017.”.

Princes Reach is already fully funded by a deal between Apache Capital and Moda. It will be situated at Princes Docks on William Jessop Way.




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6th April 2016 by Chris Gibson
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