Vermont Construction has won the contract to build the first tower on a £250m mixed-use scheme in Liverpool.
Developer Elliot Group picked the Liverpool-based firm for the deal to deliver the 27-storey tower at the Infinity project.
The tower will be the first of three that will make up the £250m development close to the city centre.
It will include 3,050 sq m of office and commercial space, and 260 new apartments of varying sizes.
Work will begin in September, with completion scheduled for spring 2020.
Elliot described the Infinity development as the largest single housing project in Liverpool and will offer 1,002 apartments, as well as a luxury spa and gym and 10,000 sq m of commercial space.
The first tower is the smallest of the three planned for the scheme, with buildings of 33 and 39 storeys also planned.
Developer-contractor Vermont has delivered several residential schemes in Manchester and Liverpool, including the Liverpool One student accommodation block and projects on Peel’s Media City development in central Manchester.
Elliot Group director Elliot Lawless said: “We looked at Vermont’s track record building towers in Liverpool and Salford Quays and it was clear that they had a firm grip on the issues posed by going tall.
“It’s good to be able to maintain our track record of working with a strong local supply chain. Building capacity in the sector will benefit the city overall.”