Elliot Group’s development will see more than 1,000 new homes built on the corner of Pall Mall and Leeds Street on the northern edge of the city’s business district. Tony McDonough reports
Work has started on a triple-tower £250m residential project in Liverpool city centre that the developer says will “dominate Liverpool’s skyline”.
Elliot Group’s Infinity project will see more than 1,000 new homes built on the corner of Pall Mall and Leeds Street on the northern edge of the city’s business district with the tallest of the three towers soaring to 39 stories and offering 416 apartments.
Director Elliot Lawless said more than £3m “has already been poured down a big hole” by contractor Vermont in earlier foundations work. He added: “Vermont have been beavering away behind the hoardings for weeks now but with the piling rig arriving on site this is the first time that passers-by will be able to see activity for themselves.”
Work on Infinity is scheduled to take 32 month to complete and will eventually provide eight three-bedroom apartments, 172 two-bedroom apartments, 144 one-bedroom apartments, and 92 studio apartments.
Two piling rigs will drill concrete piles up to 18 metres into Liverpool’s sandstone bedrock, and will be on site for eight weeks. Substructures are progressing well and the in-situ concrete frame will appear above the hoardings in July.
Mark Connor, chief executive of Liverpool-based Vermont, added: “We’re building a number of very tall structures so we’re familiar with the challenges posed by such a project.
“It’s an exciting development and we’ve got an international team providing their expertise which is a testament to how far we’ve come in such a short space of time, and we are very proud to be delivering a building that will have such a positive impact on my home city.”