About Peel L&P Holdings

The Peel Group is a family-owned investment enterprise founded in 1971. Their aim is to “supporting the creation of sustainable growth”. Predominantly in the North West of England, the company has come a long was in the past 40 years.

Peel L&P Holdings Developments

No.1 Princes Dock is a development by Peel L&P listed on HomeViews. It sits on Leeds Liverpool Canal, Liverpool and comprises of 162 apartments over 22 storeys. Residents here benefit from high-speed broadband and a 24-hour concierge service. As well as this, the development has canal side views, bike storage and car parking.

Peel L&P Holdings Reviews

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4.37 Rating

Rating (based on 17 reviews)

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Lovely place to have lived. Steadily declining.

Great building – it looks old compared to the new PRS stuff being developed, but it’s the ‘nicest’ place to live on the dock because of who lives here/ the team who work here. There are a great mix of people living here from owner occupiers (many of whom are retired – and whom I feel really sorry for giving the steady decline of the dock), to long term private tenants, many of whom are young professionals but also many middled aged people.

The car parking facilities are great – which is unusual for town.

The concierge team really help create a community spirit here as well – and they look out for everyone and take huge pride in their job. That really makes a difference and I can’t praise them enough. Every single one of them is an asset.

Now there’s a new building management team in place, they are upgrading the communal areas (which was looking tatty)/ cladding etc… and the windows seem to be cleaned more often!

In terms of the building design – I wish more had been made use of the space between the two towers – like a communal outdoor space, for example.

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I’ve lived here for a number of years – up until fairly recently it’s always been a place with young professionals in mind/ young families etc… I like the fact that it has always been fairly quiet. In town, great location, great high-rise apartments (if that’s your thing!), but still away from the hustle and bustle. The water has always been a lovely calming backdrop, the dock itself – with the bridge over it, is gorgeous. Watching the kayakers etc… has always been lovely. Even the cobbles (now tarmacked over) was lovely.

I am unhappy that as more developments are built on Princes Dock, there is less and less outside space – particularly as every available space now appears to be tarmacked over or a high-rise is being built on it. I love the high-rise buildings, but there is an abundance of them on every conceivable space. I wish there were more green spaces – particularly as most people do not have balconies. As it stands, we have three wooden recliners on a small triangle of grass to use (near Bean coffee shop). I do appreciate real estate space is a premium in this area, but the concrete jungle just detracts from the area as a long term living solution. I really feel as though if the development of the dock had been planned better, a really lovely community space could have been created.

I like the fact that Bean coffee is on the dock, but I wish there was a decent gym, a chain supermarket – like a Sainsbury’s Local, and more ‘shops’ aimed at young professionals – eg bakery/ artisan stuff/ dry cleaners.

The constant building work all day every day, is contributing significantly to a deterioration in my living quality – particularly as we are now working from home all day every day.

As more is being made of this area generally, I have noticed there is a lot more noise and antisocial behaviour at night/ at weekends – kids on bikes etc…

Money should be spent on lighting the road behind my development as this is the main route into the business district, and is scary walk alone alone at night (eg back from work/ the gym) and developing a proper pedestrian crossing over the main dual carriageway on to Brook Street, so the business district can be accessed safely.

The development of Princes Dock itself just makes no sense – why place ugly office buildings and tarmacked single storey car parks on prime real estate neighbouring the waterfront (which arguably should have been reserved for residential blocks)? … then why place 40 storey buildings next to 13 storey buildings which is in turn next to an ugly multi-storey car park?!. It looks odd and a holistic long term approach has quite obviously not been taken by the city’s planners. I look back and think so many wrong decisions have been made over the past 20 years or so from a planning perspective – what a waste of an opportunity to create something really special.

Most of the new builds being developed at the moment (Mode, the Regenda scheme, the Your Housing scheme) seem to be PRS developments, which means they will by nature attract people who will stay temporarily before moving on. Communities are not built on people moving in and out, and not owning their own homes. I think that’s quite disappointing, as a community really could have been built here with the right mix of buildings, outdoor space and amenities.

Transport links – closest train station is moorfields, which is fine but the old hall street entrance is closed on weekends, which is disappointing when so many people are now living over this side of town, and like to get out of town on weekends.

There is a general feeling that over the past year or so there has been a shift downwards in quality of life/ how nice the area is to live in and this is a combination of building work/ noise, lack of outside space, the general feeling of the future of the dock looking particularly crowded/ a lack of amenities and just general noise nuisance and anti social behaviour from kids outside, who don’t live around here. I will be moving on within the year I would imagine., but it has been a lovely place to live albeit steadily declining.

I anticipate that because of the the expected density once all available space is developed, combined with the lack of outdoor space, the PRS nature of most of the apartments here (and so the transient nature of people living here),, and the general trend of increased anti social behaviour in the area – the quality of tenants/ life will deteriorate quite substantially over the next decade.

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The noise levels with so much development going on – 6 days a week of 8am starts. It can get to you after a while!

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

My landlord (third party owner) is fairly unresponsive to repairs and upgrades. My apartment would be looking very tatty (originally built in 2006) if I hadn’t maintained it how I have. Things break due to being old (eg extractor fan system in apartment), and aren’t fixed etc… because landlord doesn’t want to incur the capital expenditure.

The onsite management team (concierge) are fantastic, as said before. They all excel at their job and take great pride in it and really make this a great place to live. The Building management company, who are new, are really now starting to improve the building and renew/ repair things that were looking more than tatty…

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Great tower with views, excellent services and convenient location

Superb views and location, excellent services and staff are just incredible! The concierges always go the extra mile with the service they provide, friendly, respectful and knowledgeable.
Convenient parking system, gated access. Additional space for services and when special requirements arise (ie big deliveries).

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Excellent location, close to the city center and waterfront

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Cladding issues.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Cladding, it’s being a nightmare and I can not sell, but it is work in progress now and will be solved soon!

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Great apartments in great location

The design of our apartment is spacious and open, it’s also very modern. Building and property management are great and helpful. The car park is spacious and well managed. We have a great view from our apartment so I’m hoping nothing will be built in front of us.

A gym in the building would be an added bonus!

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Great location, it’s quiet and can walk into town within 10 minutes. Conceirge are wonderful. Amazing views of the water and liver building.

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How brilliant is it having a concierge 🙂 they are so helpful and kind.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would change the windows to a bit better quality as the flat can get very cold and leaves condensation.

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No1 Princes Dock – Lovely views, plenty of sunlight!

This a very well designed building with a high quality finish. A highlight is certainly the views and large windows that offer lots of sunlight! The building is probably just over 10 years old but relatively well maintained. A concierge is available 24h. A downside is limited parking spaces – not all flats have an assigned parking space and there is a long list if you want to rent a parking space. There is a multi-storey nearby but at extra cost. As a tenant I cannot tell much about the property management but like most buildings in this area, service charges tend to the high. There is no gas in this area and heating is all electric. At this moment the cladding is undergoing works due to post-Grenfell regulations.

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This is a very nice area to live. It is not as central as L1 but it is also quieter and probably ideal for those working in the Business Quarter. With a 15 minute walk (or 5 minute scooter ride!) you are in the city centre with all amenities it has to offer. There is also a Home Bargains nearby. Princes dock is developing at a quick pace at the moment with many new quality developments, some which have recently opened (Plaza 1821), will open soon (Lexington) or whose construction will start shortly (Patagonia Place).

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Parking is problematic! The litter and dog poo along Bath St really need to be tackled.

What is the best feature of your home:

The (river) views and the amount of sunlight is great. The modern kitchen is brilliant with high quality appliances. Oh, and the shower pressure is lovely!

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