Planning permission was recently given for one for several proposed tower developments to the north of the city. Infinity will comprise of three towers of 27, 33 and 39 storeys and is expected to cost approximately £250 million. There will be 10,000 sq ft of commercial space at ground level, with 1002 apartments in the towers above. Residents will benefit from a triple storey luxury gym, pool and spa, as well as landscaped gardens and a cinema.
The development is situated to the north of the city, between residential and commercial areas, demonstrating mayoral plans to focus residential growth away from the city centre. It is one of several proposed tower developments and is integral to the regeneration taking place in the north of the city, which also includes Everton’s new stadium and the Ten Streets initiative. It reflects investor confidence in Liverpool and the strength of the local economy.
The stunning design, in which each block is covered in two shimmering glazed skins representing the sun reflecting off the River Mersey, will provide a dramatic backdrop to cruise passengers arriving at the city and form a striking gateway to the business district and historic waterfront. At the junction of Pall Mall and Leeds Street, the towers are served by one of the main arterial routes and are within walking distance to the city centre.
The city of Liverpool has recently signalled its intention to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games after the original host city for that year was stripped of its title. Exciting and innovative regeneration projects such as these can only help boost such a bid, demonstrating design excellence and enhancing the growing feeling of optimism in the city.
The Eliot Group, developers, have worked closely with city planners to adapt the original design which incorporated three towers of the same height. It is understood that there is now a shortlist of three potential main contractors for the development, due to commence in the Autumn of this year and be completed by Autumn 2019