Infinity - FCH & Elliot Group
Liverpool looks set for another monumental boost in its regeneration attempts after planning permission for the ‘Infinity’ scheme on Lanyork Road was granted by councillors in April 2017. The three high-rise towers - two of which will technically be categorised as skyscrapers, could see construction begin as early as the end of 2017. The tallest of the towers would be the third-tallest building in Liverpool, at 403 ft. To put that in context, the West Tower - currently the highest building in the city, stands at 459 ft high. In second place is the Radio City tower at 453 ft. This news is just the latest in a series of planning permissions granted by Liverpool City Council in the past few months. With news of Everton FC’s new docklands stadium, the Ten Streets initiative and the prospect of approval for the Ovatus 1 scheme, the iconic city skyline is certainly set to change. Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group, the developers behind the triple-tower scheme, has said that the project could be completed by Autumn 2019. ‘This is a proud moment for me and I’m grateful for the council backing me to develop such a prestigious scheme. They’ve seen our track record of delivery in recent years and know that when we promise performance and quality, that’s what will happen.’ The initial design was for each tower to stand at 34 storeys tall. After initial meetings with Liverpool City Planners, however, the design was adapted to include three towers of 27, 33 and 39 storeys. This staggered design will include 63 three-bed apartments, 457 two-bed apartments, 163 one-bed apartments, and 232 studio apartments. All this means the development will offer over 1000 apartments altogether, as well as a luxury spa, gym and pool, alongside 10,000 sq ft of commercial space. It has been claimed that the penthouse at the top floor of the tallest tower will enjoy near 360-degree views of Liverpool, which on a clear day could stretch as far as Snowdon and the Lake District.