Piling starts for first Infinity tower

Work has begun on the piling for the foundations of the first of three residential towers to be developed by Elliot Group in Liverpool.

Infinity will see more than 1,000 homes built on the corner of Pall Mall and Leeds Street on the northern edge of the city’s business district.

The scheme is valued at £250m. Elliot director Elliot Lawless said that more than £3m “has already been poured down a big hole” by contractor Vermont in earlier foundations work.

Lawless said: “Vermont have been beavering away behind the hoardings for weeks now but with the piling rig arriving on site this is the first time that passers-by will be able to see activity for themselves,”

Two piling rigs will drill concrete piles up to 18m into Liverpool’s sandstone bedrock, and will be on site for eight weeks. Substructures are progressing well, said Elliot, and the in-situ concrete frame will appear above the hoardings in July. The 39-storey tower – the tallest of the three – will rise to 436ft above sea level and provide 416 new homes.

Mark Connor, chief executive of Vermont Construction, said: “We’re building a number of very tall structures so we’re familiar with the challenges posed by such a project.

“It’s an exciting development and we’ve got an international team providing their expertise which is a testament to how far we’ve come in such a short space of time, and we are very proud to be delivering a building that will have such a positive impact on my home city.”

Work is scheduled to take 32 months to complete.

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What great additions to the skyline!!

By Anonymous


By Anonymous

These three towers, along with the Lexington and Hive at Princes Dock will give Liverpool an amazing skyline. What a sight it will be for cruise liner passengers sailing up the Mersey estuary to the new terminus. Liverpool is light years away from its dark days in the 80’s, fantastic!

By Liverpolitan

They are not homes, they’re investment vehicles. Lovely to look at, but not really solving the shortage of affordable homes for families and first-time buyers in the city.

By John Smith

The right place for towers, set back from the river and with stunning views across Liverpool Bay to the Welsh Hills.

By Roscoe

The area will be better for the arrival of the towers
But, wouldn’t it be great to sail up the river see the skyline with also a rebuilt Liverpool castle on the waterfront, what a tourist attraction

By Eddie Fisher

What is the name of the firm doing the piling?

By Mark Watts

£3m in the ground BEFORE the Rig goes on ? – that’s one helluva Mat !

By Tha' Knows

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