The Lexington Is Revealed: 34-Storeys.


A classically informed waterfront skyscraper for Liverpool

Today Moda Living unveiled their £80m development The Lexington to the city.

Situated at Princes Dock, this 34-storey art deco inspired landmark will house:

  • 300+ apartments,
  • a gym,
  • residents car and bicycle parking and concierge,
  • a residents work and interaction zone with meeting space,
  • a cinema/event viewing room,
  • a 17th floor residents lounge with spectacular views across the city,
  • external roof gardens with exercise space and BBQ facilities.

It’s the design that takes centre stage here, with inspiration being taken from New York’s classic skyline and the likes of the beautiful 30 Rockefeller Plaza building. The Lexington will stand at Princes dock next to the majesty of Liverpool’s world-famous three graces, hopefully changing the face of our waterfront for the better.

This building signifies the start of work on the 30-year £5.5bn Liverpool Waters master plan, which was given the green light in 2012 by central government and local planning officials. The overall scheme is being brought forward by land owners Peel, who own the entire stretch of derelict central and northern docks along our waterfront.

Five entirely new city centre districts will eventually populate the 60-hectare site, with two skyscraper clusters interplaying with centres for work, play, living and culture.

The standard of the Lexington scheme is of paramount importance. It signifies what lies ahead in terms of what we can expect from downtown Liverpool, and will provide confidence that our waterfront is in good hands.

Architects Falconer Chester Hall are responsible for the design work – specifically their Liverpool office. Speaking to Future Liverpool at the launch event of the project, the lead architect gave the very clear message that they know exactly how important this is.

It’s a classic design utilising modern materials. Its fair to say FCH have put everything into making The Lexington hit the mark, and what comes after that will be thrilling to see…

See below photographs for more information in our ‘other’ section.

 

 

 


Other – Press release quotes

Tony Brooks, Joint Managing Director at Moda Living, said: “Liverpool is one of the most dynamic, stylish and sociable cities in the UK. Our development will deliver much-needed homes for rent with fantastic amenities in a 24-hour managed building which will provide the best space for residents to socialise and relax as well as opportunities for those who want their workplace on their doorstep.

“The genuine passion from the City Council and the Mayor, as well as support from the local community has been overwhelming. We have worked in collaboration with Peel on their masterplan for this unique part of the city and are very excited about our first Moda Living development in Liverpool.”

Richard Jackson, Co-founder and Managing Director of Apache Capital Partners, said: “This building has been designed to provide a legacy for Liverpool and its historic skyline. It will offer our customers a new aspirational residence and lifestyle that does not yet exist in Liverpool, combining the highest levels of design, amenities and services. Our investors continue to strongly support the funding of our secured premium PRS development pipeline across prime regional UK cities that we will own and operate for the long term.”

Lindsey Ashworth, Development Director for the Peel Group, said: “Our vision for developing this important waterfront and creating unique neighbourhoods in this historical part of the city will make it an incredibly vibrant and exciting place to live and provide quality accommodation for a growing city.”

Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet lead for Regeneration at Liverpool City Council, said: “We have worked with Moda Living to provide a significant and well designed contemporary building, bringing forward the first phase of development at Princes Dock for Liverpool Waters. This will provide much needed new homes for our cities growing population.”


Project status: Planning application has been submitted today.

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