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Old March 2nd, 2017, 05:34 PM   #121
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West Tower is our finest tall. In terms of height, materials, form and mixed usage.

Back to thread though... surely Elliot has to make a start on Heaps Mill and the tower he has planned there before he tackles a triple skyscraper.
He doesn't own Heaps Mill any more.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 08:47 PM   #122
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Because it is a symbol of economic growth and a key part of the city skyline. It's our only bona fide skyscraper by current definitions. Just because you don't like new buildings doesn't mean it's not a vital cog in the view from Wirral. In fact if you take it away, the skyline looks ridiculously small.
Yeah I like Beetham west, it's only flaw is that it's not more rounded in its design, although that will be rectified by talls behind it one day hopefully.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 09:01 PM   #123
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Heaps Mill and the adjoining tower still show on Elliot's website and it's been updated recently.

Confusing?!
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 09:15 PM   #124
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Heaps Mill and the adjoining tower still show on Elliot's website and it's been updated recently.

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I think he’s still using it as a surface car park at £ 6 per day.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 09:33 PM   #125
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I think he’s still using it as a surface car park at £ 6 per day.
to be fair he can probably afford the 6 quid a day :
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 10:48 PM   #126
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Heaps Mill and the adjoining tower still show on Elliot's website and it's been updated recently.

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Not really. He's still the development partner, but no longer owns it. He'll get paid to get it built, on behalf of the owner. When the owner choose to.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 11:52 PM   #127
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If he's still building the tower at Heaps Mill then it just seems logical to me that he would test the water so to speak to build up to Infinity. Gaining experience on a taller project. In a similar vain to Beetham when they developed Beetham Plaza - Beetham Tower - Beetham West.

Whether he owns the site or not.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 11:41 AM   #128
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He doesn't need practice. He needs money. It's up to the owners to get it. Not him.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 12:00 PM   #129
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I love how much good energy you bring to this forum. Its very uplifting. (You'll probably know I'm being sarcastic here too). Lighten up a little - it won't hurt.
Ever go to a show where the comedian tells the same joke every 5 minutes? Same effect. Doesn't make for a good discussion or forum for anyone

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Because it is a symbol of economic growth and a key part of the city skyline. It's our only bona fide skyscraper by current definitions. Just because you don't like new buildings doesn't mean it's not a vital cog in the view from Wirral. In fact if you take it away, the skyline looks ridiculously small.
It doesn't matter because you full well know its not a protected vantage point no matter what you or I think about it
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Old April 18th, 2017, 07:43 PM   #130
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Liverpool’s biggest residential development given the go-ahead

Merseyside developer Elliot Group has been given the go-ahead to deliver on its plans for the biggest residential development in Liverpool.

The £250m project, to be known as Infinity, was greenlit today (April 18) by the city council.

The scheme will create three towers on the northern edge of Liverpool’s business district, with the tallest of the buildings extending to 436 ft above sea level.

According to Adam Hall of architects Falconer Chester Hall, the plans have changed “radically” since the original outline designs were revealed in June last year, following a series of design workshops with the city council.

He added: “This is Liverpool reaching for the sky, and with a quality that befits such an ambitious place.”

Each of the three towers will be wrapped in two shimmering glazed skins to represent the sun reflecting off the undulating water of the nearby River Mersey.

The blocks will step up in height towards the business district, located just to the south, and extend out over a podium featuring sculptured concrete columns.

Commenting on the scheme, Elliot Group boss Elliot Lawless said he is proud to be making a “dramatic” contribution to his home city’s development.

“This is a proud moment for me and I’m grateful for the council backing me to develop such a prestigious scheme.”

He added: “They’ve seen our track record of delivery in recent years and know that when we promise performance and quality, that’s what will happen.”

Speaking further, Mr Lawless explained that “so much is going on in the north end” of Liverpool, with other large nearby projects including Everton FC’s plans for a new stadium, the multi-million pound Ten Streets initiative and various other tower projects.

He continued: “We’ll have a dramatic cluster to greet our cruise passengers as they approach the Pier Head and the sense of them arriving somewhere confident and special will be palpable.

“With Liverpool considered a front-runner to host the Commonwealth Games the economy is making another step-change. This is important as it will keep us on a par with great cities like Manchester and Glasgow, who both hosted the games successfully.”

Architect Adam Hall said his team took inspiration from Falconer Chester Hall’s recent work in Kuala Lumpur.

He said: “This type of heavily serviced ‘condominium’ living is commonplace [in Kuala Lumpur]. People are busier and what spare time they have is precious to them, so the service offer will enable them to maximise this.”

Work will begin this autumn for completion in Autumn 2019.

Manchester consultancy Zerum acted as planning advisor on the development.

https://bdaily.co.uk/environment/18-...-the-go-ahead/
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Old April 18th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #131
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madness. might this actually be built...?
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Hopefully in full, the gradation of the towers is the best part of it.

Goes to show, when you play by the rules you don't get floors taken off. Everything has a place in Liverpool. No need to take the pee.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 08:05 PM   #133
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yeah, im fine with towers being designated for certain areas. makes sense.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 08:09 PM   #134
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"Work will begin this autumn for completion in Autumn 2019"

Am I right in thinking that a large number of developments are due to start this year in Autumn. It would be fantastic to see such a large number of cranes again on the skyline.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #135
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Goes to show, when you play by the rules you don't get floors taken off. Everything has a place in Liverpool. No need to take the pee.
You sound like some old crank primary school teacher.

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You sound like some old crank primary school teacher.

Settle down or I'll take your floor off young man
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Old April 19th, 2017, 12:09 AM   #137
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I'll be honest I said I was going to stay positive on this one but in my heart of hearts I never thought it would see the light of day.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 12:48 PM   #138
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A few new renders, looks good to me!









As expected, no messing around -

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Elliott Group is understood to have drawn-up a shortlist of three potential main contractors after the scheme was granted permission at a meeting of the city council’s planning committee on Tuesday morning.

Work will start on site in the autumn, with a completion date of autumn 2019.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...-in-liverpool/
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Old April 19th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #139
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Looking at those pics., some nice big parcels of land to the right of the development, ideal for more biggies.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 03:12 PM   #140
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big september start for ovatus 1, lexington, infinity and maybe even hive city docks?
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