Parliament Square ‘on track’ for 2021 completion
Legacie Developments said it is on target to complete its flagship £90m residential scheme in Liverpool after installing the steel frames for the buildings this month.
The project will see the construction of 500 contemporary apartments across four blocks on the edge of the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s creative industries quarter.
A public plaza surrounded by shops and restaurants totalling around 12,000 sq ft will connect the scheme with the Baltic Triangle, and one residential block will be topped with a penthouse apartment with views over the city, as well as a gym and rooftop spa.
Work on Parliament Square began last October by Legacie Construction, a subsidiary of the developer, and has continued amid the Covid-19 pandemic, albeit with enhanced social distancing and other health and safety measures on site to protect workers.
John Morley, founder and managing director of Legacie Developments, said the construction of the steel frames that will form the basis of each residential block is an “exciting and key milestone” in the scheme’s development.
“The steel frames form the skeleton of what will be a striking edition to the area on the edge of the city centre,” he said.
“Work is continuing on the site as much as it possibly can, given the restrictions. This scheme is going to transform a key route into the city centre, it will be a residential development that the city will be proud of.”
Legacie’s other projects in Liverpool include Ropemake Place on Renshaw Street and Reliance House on Water Street. In February, the company struck a £20m deal with fund manager Maslow Capital to part-finance the Parliament Square scheme.
Maslow Capital co-founder Chris Blowers said at the time: “[Legacie’s] track record of delivering high-specification residential developments, coupled with Liverpool’s economic growth and appeal as a destination to live and work in recent years, made the funding of this development extremely attractive.”