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Green light for £250m Liverpool towers

One of Liverpool’s largest development projects has been given a boost after city planners recommended the scheme for approval.

Council planning officers have recommended developer Elliot Group’s Infinity scheme for approval when Liverpool City Council’s planning committee meets next week.

The £250m project, on the corner of Leeds Street and Pall Mall at the north end of the city’s business district, will include three towers of 39, 33 and 27 storeys.

In total the scheme will contain 1,002 apartments and a spa, along with 10,000 sq ft of commercial space and office space.

The towers have been designed by architects Falconer Chester Hall.

If the planning application is given the green light next week, work would be expected to start in autumn 2017 and complete in autumn 2019.

The planning officer’s report said the buildings would “serve as a catalyst for wider regeneration, including the delivering of a number of other major tall building proposals” planned for the area.

As well as the Infinity scheme, city planners also recommended the Hodder + Partners-designed Ovatus I project for approval.

Plans for the £35m project, which includes 168 homes over 27 storeys, were submitted in December last year.

Ovatus I will act as a sister tower to the planned Ovatus II tower, which will be Liverpool’s tallest if it gets the go-ahead.

However, the land for Ovatus II currently houses a data centre, and developers would have to wait until 2018 for the building to become vacant before works could begin on the larger tower.

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