ISG lined up for 31-storey Liverpool Waters tower

ISG is close to being chosen as preferred contractor to build a 31-storey development for Your Housing Group, the third in a series of major residential towers at Peel’s Liverpool Waters, Place North West understands.

Designed by Brock Carmichael for YHG, the tower is due to feature 278 apartments, which will be operated by the housing provider under its Nuvu Living private-rented brand.

ISG is understood to be in second-stage negotiations as preferred bidder for the project, having been chosen ahead of two other contractors. Plans were submitted for the project in February last year and approved in August, and at the time plans were lodged it was said to have a GDV of around £55m.

Work is expected to start on the project in late 2018 or early 2019.

The 31-storey tower forms part of a trio of residential towers at Liverpool Waters. The first, Plaza 1821, features 104 flats over 15 floors and is being developed by Peel and Regenda.

Designed by Hodder + Partners, Place North West first reported contractor Forrest had been chosen to deliver the project in October last year, and work started on site in late 2017.

The largest tower currently planned at Liverpool Waters is Moda’s 35-storey The Lexington, an £80m development featuring 325 private-rented apartments and 15,000 sq ft of amenity space.

Place North West also revealed that contractor BCEGI had been named preferred bidder for the scheme earlier this year, in the company’s first job outside of Manchester. The Falconer Chester Hall-designed project is being funded by Apache Capital Partners.

If ISG is successful in securing the contract it will be the company’s latest high-profile job in Liverpool. The contractor is currently on site delivering a £39m student accommodation, hotel, and retail scheme next to Lime Street Station, and is one of the bidders battling to deliver the overhaul of the Echo Building, which will be converted into offices, a hotel, and retail.

The company reported a record pre-tax profit in its latest full-year results, posting underlying profit of £28.2m on a revenue of £1.7bn for the year to 31 December 2017.

ISG and Your Housing Group both declined to comment.

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This will be a great addition to the skyline. Get it built.

By John


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By Kenwright

Given time this area could be as inspiring as Salford Quays……..

By UnaPlanner

Don’t compare Salford to Liverpool – Saford is a soulless mess.

By Jon

Salford Quays is busier than this area, and has Media City already.

By ToM

UnaPlanner said ‘this area’ and ‘Salford Quays’…not the whole of the two cities

By Anon

You can’t build a cruise terminal on the Salford canal can you? For the worlds largest ships? With one of the UK’s largest ports.

By Jack

The activity in this area this year is going to be good, Hotels, office, 3 high rises, massive cruise terminal, IOM ferry terminal and new roads.

By Ruth

For the avoidance of doubt my comments were tongue in cheek. To suggest that Liverpool Waters could replicate the look and feel of Salford Quays was not intended as a compliment.

By UnaPlanner

Southampton has a larger port, that must mean it’s better.

By Jac

@By Jac No it just means it’s closer to Europe and gets more trade. This development will wake up to visiting cruise ships. And it will also have a fine rooftop restaurant with waterfront views, ah that’s special, I want one.

By John

Looks very nice, the waterfront will look amazing when all these developments are complete!

By Sue Denim

It’ll look like Legoland, not one of the proposals is anything other than a box.

By Nmn

Seriously…is this contractor (Interior Services Group) capable of delivering this scheme…?!?!?

Completely failed to deliver the National Speedway Stadium at Belle Vue Sports Village on time, with all the problems that caused.

By Jeff Strickland

Actually there isnt a great deal of difference in the size (tonnage) between the ports. Southampton certainly does much more cruise business, but Liverpool’s figures dont include Eastham, Ellesmere Port, Bromborurgh and most of all Stanlow; all that crude oil delivered off Red Wharf Bay doesnt count?…and thats before Liverpool 2 gets up and running.
BUT I know which city I and many others would want to sail into.. As Ruth says, in three or four years this part of Liverpool will be transformed……..Dont like the name though Plaza 1821

By Billy

Liverpool skyline doesn’t have much in the way of boxy towers so this will be a great addition.

By John

Liverpool’s skyline doesn’t have much in the way of towers, not a skyline as such.

By Nick

Probably one of the most recognisable skylines and waterfront in Europe. Ask people in Europe what Manchester’s skyline looks like and they would struggle. Yes there are many schemes being built there now but they are ALL boxy and uninspiring.

By Sue Denim

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