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Skyscraper plan set to transform Liverpool skyline

Skyscraper plan set to transform Liverpool skyline

Liverpool's skyline could be set for a dramatic transformation with the addition of three new skyscrapers, subject to planning permission.

Developer Elliot Group has submitted a planning application for the Infinity Towers project, which will be constructed on a site bordering Leeds Street and Pall Mall in the city centre.

This position is already higher at ground level than much of the city centre, and with the towers set to be 27, 33 and 39 storeys high respectively, the upper floors will offer a view as far as the peaks of Snowdonia.

Since it was first mooted in June, the design of the development has been altered, with Adam Hall of architects Falconer Chester Hall, commenting: "We’ve tested everything from sight lines to height, scale and massing, as well as elevational treatments, layouts and the mix of units.

"The rep result is a cracking scheme that will help draw the city centre northwards and make an important contribution to Liverpool’s changing skyline."

If planning permission is granted for the £250 million project, work will start late next year and as well as creating hundreds of construction jobs, the development will provide 1,002 apartments for the growing Liverpool city centre residential market.

Locally-born founder of the firm Elliot Lawless is involved with 15 regeneration schemes across the city centre and this will include over 3,000 new homes. Discussing this plan in June, he told the Liverpool Echo: "Liverpool has changed massively, people want to live in the city. That’s a big change that has happened in the last couple of years."

The Elliot Group portfolio is not just based in Liverpool, however, with the firm starting work this year on delivering the £70 million Greengate development in Salford, which overlooks Manchester Victoria Station.

It involves the construction of two towers of 33 and 14 storeys respectively, containing more than 300 apartments.

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