Elliot Group's £250m Infinity project – which will comprise more than 1,000 new homes and 10,000 sq ft of commercial space on the northern edge of Liverpool's business district – has moved to its next phase of construction with the erection of the city's tallest tower crane.
The 262-foot structure will rise to 475 feet part-way through the build and be on site for 18 months as the first of three towers rises from the ground.
Vermont is the scheme's contractor.
The 39-storey block, designed by Falconer Chester Hall, will provide 416 homes and top out at 436 feet above sea level. It will be joined by a further two towers of 33 and 27 storeys respectively.
The crane, provided by Select Plant Hire, has a maximum lifting capacity of 16 tonnes.
"This is one of our largest developments to date and the crane going up is a key milestone for the project," said Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group. "It's all systems go now. Sales of apartments in our second tower are ahead of expectations and it’ll be a great day when all three towers are complete."