Two contractors have been shortlisted to build Elliot Group’s Infinity development in Liverpool, which includes three towers of 39, 33, and 27 storeys, ahead of the project starting on site in April.
Place North West understands Vermont and Forrest are Elliot Group’s two options for the site on the corner of Pall Mall and Leeds Street, which will include 1,002 apartments, plus a triple-height spa, gym and pool, alongside more than 10,000 sq ft of commercial space.
The Falconer Chester Hall-designed project was granted planning permission in April last year and is the single largest planned housing development in the city. The tallest of three planned towers will reach 403ft in height.
Sources close to the developer said the winning contractor would start on site in April, after a site clearance programme beginning in the middle of this month.
It is understood the 27-storey tower will be built first. Elliot Group said late last year that construction on the first tower was likely to last for 20 months, and the entire scheme would be built out within three-and-a-half years.
As of November, 160 of the 382 apartments in the first tower had been sold off-plan via sales agent Experience Invest at an average price of £200,000 per unit. At the time, the gross sale value of the apartments exchanged or reserved stands at £42m.
Liverpool-based Vermont is currently on site at X1 The Tower in Liverpool, which topped out at 24 storeys earlier this year. It is also the main contractor for X1 Media City in Salford, a £200m residential development including four 26-storey towers.
Bolton-based Forrest has already been chosen by Elliot for two projects: the £100m Aura development of 1,007 student beds on Liverpool’s former Erskine Industrial Estate, and The Residence, a 34-storey PRS scheme in Greengate, Salford. Work on The Residence is already under way.
Elliot Group refused to comment.