Once completed, the eight-storey residential apartment building will provide 108 one and two-bedroom apartments and will also offer 6,000 sq ft of commercial space. Tony McDonough reports
Developer Romal Capital has completed the steel superstructure at its Quay Central residential building within the Central Dock element of the £5bn Liverpool Waters development.
Once completed, the eight-storey residential apartment building will provide 108 one and two-bedroom apartments. It will also offer 6,000 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor.
Romal Capital and Peel, which owns and manages the Liverpool Waters project, have worked closely together to ensure that Quay Central will boast smart living amenities by offering the best energy system, hyper-fast broadband and all the very latest technology.
Gregory Malouf, chief execute of Romal, is originally from Australia and moved to the North West in 2015 with the intention investing in the UK property market.
He brings with him more than three decades of international property development experience.
“Following years of meticulous planning and working closely with the team at Peel, to now be making significant progress on Quay Central is a real achievement for both Romal Capital and the Liverpool Waters project,” said Mr Malouf.
“Being the first scheme to commence at Central Dock is something that we are incredibly proud of, and I can say from experience that I have not come across any other project that is on a similar scale or ambition to Liverpool Waters.”
Construction of Central Quay is a major step forward for the Liverpool Waters project which has been frustrated in its attempts to attract investors since the scheme was first launched more than a decade ago.
In recent month Peel has altered its plans for the project to address concerns from UNESCO about the impact of tall buildings on Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront, part of a World Heritage site.
As well as plans for apartments, offices and commercial space, Liverpool Waters will also be home to a new cruise terminal, Isle of Man Ferry terminal and Everton FC’s proposed new £500m football stadium.
Darran Lawless, development director at Liverpool Waters, said: “It has been an outstanding year so for at Liverpool Waters with Quay Central being one of many projects already under way.”