Construction work on the first of three residential towers on the edge of Liverpool’s commercial district will get underway in September.
Elliot Group has appointed city-based firm Vermont Construction to build Tower A at its £250 million Infinity development.
Rising to 403 ft, the apartment block will become Liverpool’s third tallest building behind West Tower and St. John’s Beacon.
More than 70% of the apartments in the tower have been sold to UK and overseas investors, with a new price record for the city of £398 per square foot being achieved.
Work clearing the Pall Mall site for the 39-storey tower began in April and construction will commence in September, with an anticipated completion date of spring 2020.
The residential block will include 416 homes, made up of a mix of three, two, one-bed and studio apartments.
The remaining towers in the project will rise to 27 and 33 storeys.
Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group says: “We looked at Vermont’s track record building towers in Liverpool and Salford Quays and it was clear that they had a firm grip on the issues posed by going tall.
“It’s good to be able to maintain our track record of working with a strong local supply chain.
“Building capacity in the sector will benefit the city overall.”
The entire Infinity project will be Liverpool’s largest single housing project, comprising 1,002 apartments, a triple-height luxury spa, gym and pool as well as more than 10,000 sq ft of commercial space.
Other features will include a private lounge, dining rooms, cinema and meeting spaces.