Moda Living’s £90m build-to-rent tower at Princes Dock features 325 apartments ranging from studios to three-bed flats. More than 40% of the apartment building is already let.
Moda, The Lexington marked BCEGI’s first foray into the Liverpool market. The international arm of the Chinese-based Beijing Construction Engineering Group used modern methods of construction and MEVA automatic climbing formwork to deliver the project.
“This project represented a complex construction challenge, surmountable, thanks to the seamless professionalism of all involved,” said Dongwen Yu, lead director at BCEGI. “It has been a challenging time on site with the impact of COVID-19, but we are extremely proud of the team’s efforts to complete this project under these difficult circumstances.”
“This significant achievement is truly a testament to the strength of our collaborative culture and dedication as a project team,” Yu continued. “I’m very proud that our hard work has delivered such an iconic new skyscraper for Liverpool.”
Andrew Parker, UK director of projects for Moda Living, praised the building’s home city.
“Liverpool is a fantastic city with so much heritage and we have worked hard to create a neighbourhood that celebrates all of its history and culture,” Parker said. “We’ve seen that vision realised throughout the construction process, but we look forward to welcoming our new residents in the coming weeks to bring this thriving new Liverpool neighbourhood to life.”
Falconer Chester Hall designed The Lexington, which boasts more than 15,000 sq ft of amenity space including a sky lounge, gym, roof gardens and co-working space. Edge Consulting Engineers crafted the detailed structural design in the technical and construction phases of the project.
“The design of the building was inspired by Liverpool’s maritime history and links with New York and forms part of the wider regeneration masterplan of Liverpool Waters,” said Adam Hall, managing director at Falconer Chester Hall. “The collaboration between all parties has brought The Lexington to life, from a design concept through to completion and welcoming its first residents.”
Moda, The Lexington is the second Moda Living scheme to open to residents, the first being Angel Gardens in Manchester. Angel Gardens is expected to be fully occupied by the end of this summer.