Romal Capital has now completed the steel superstructure at its Quay Central building within Liverpool Waters’ Central Dock.
Once completed, the eight-storey residential apartment building will provide 108 one and two-bedroom apartments, with 6,400 sq ft of commercial space at ground floor level.
The scheme was given planning permission by Liverpool City Council in October 2017, along with a 14-storey block next door, in a consent that covers 237 flats across the two buildings.
Ollier Smurthwaite has taken over as delivery architect for the building, after initial designs were drawn up by Blok Architecture.
Romal is headed by Australian Gregory Malouf, who moved to the region in 2015 to seek development opportunities, having run development businesses in Sydney since the late 1980s.
Peel Land & Property said that the work at Central Dock signals a “major step forward” for the £5bn Liverpool Waters, with Quay Central being the first new building to be located within a neighbourhood set for 2m sq ft of development.
Central Dock includes within it a combination of commercial, residential and leisure facilities, as well as the new Isle of Man ferry terminal and new public realm and park.
Malouf said: “Following years of meticulous planning and working closely with the team at Peel, to now be making significant progress on Quay Central is a real achievement for both Romal Capital and the Liverpool Waters project.
“Being the first scheme to commence at Central Dock is something that we are incredibly proud of, and I can say from experience that I have not come across any other project that is on a similar scale or ambition to Liverpool Waters.
“Not only will Quay Central benefit from having such a vast array of business, residential, leisure and entertainment facilities nearby, it also has the advantage of being placed at a prime location on Liverpool’s waterfront.”
Darran Lawless, who is now in position as development director at Liverpool Waters, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Romal Capital team and an experienced developer such as Gregory Malouf.
“It’s been an outstanding year so for at Liverpool Waters with Quay Central being one of many projects already under way including development at Princes Dock along with proposals for a new cruise liner terminal, new Isle of Man ferry facility and new stadium for Everton FC.”