A £45m residential ‘eco-development’ in Liverpool comprising 457 units is now complete say developers Nexus Residential and Legacie Developments. Tony McDonough reports
Developers Nexus Residential and Legacie Developments have welcomed the first occupiers of a £45m Liverpool “eco-development”.
Built for students, Element – The Quarter, on Low Hill, just north of the city centre, offers a range of eco-friendly features and low-carbon technologies.
They include solar panels, e-car charging points, air-source heat pumps, rainwater recycling system and a smart system to reduce electricity consumption within apartments.
A joint venture between Nexus Residential and Legacie Developments, an international sales drive on the project was led by RWinvest, which specialises in buy-to-let investments.
This scheme comprises 316 residential apartments plus purpose-built accommodation for 141 students and commercial units.
John Morley, chief executive of Legacie Developments, said: “It is another landmark moment to be handing over keys to residents at Element – The Quarter, a first-class development with state-of-the-art facilities.
“The site was an eyesore before we took over and had sat derelict for many years. However it is now an eco-development Liverpool can champion, and underlines our commitment to a sustainable future within the construction and development industry.
Michael Gledhill, managing director of Nexus Residential, added: “This is another scheme which further demonstrates our commitment to Liverpool’s ongoing regeneration, successfully delivering another landmark development with eco-friendly features.
“Our partnership with Legacie Developments continues to create new homes and thousands of jobs, as well as bringing in ongoing revenue streams.
“I am delighted with the finished product and believe it is a development that the city can be proud of.”