Moda hosts world’s first VR groundbreaking ceremony to launch Liverpool Waters 34-storey skyscraper

Yesterday, Moda – developer and operator of homes for rent alongside partner Apache Capital (the London and middle Eastern Investment Management Firm) – were joined by BCEGI, Peel Land and Property, Councillor James Noakes and the Chinese Consul General, Mr. Xiyuan Zheng to break ground on Liverpool’s new 34-storey skyscraper,  The Lexington.

Before physically breaking ground on the site of the building, all guests were invited to take part in a live virtual groundbreaking experience – scaling The Lexington step-by-step, flying through amenities and taking in rooftop views of Liverpool Waters and the city skyline, all from the comfort of their seats.

Designed by Falconer Chester Hall architects, the 34-storey structure overlooks Liverpool waterfront, recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The Lexington – named after its New York-inspired design – is part of Peel Land and Property’s £5 billion Liverpool Waters regeneration project which will see the creation of five brand new neighbourhoods.

The scheme is just a stone’s throw away from the Three Graces – the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – that give the city its iconic waterfront.

High quality homes

Once completed, The Lexington will offer 325 high quality homes designed exclusively for rent, with apartments ranging from studios to three-beds. All the apartments will be managed onsite – offering members premium, personal service which includes a 24-hour concierge.

Residents will also have access to over 15,000 sq. ft. of amenity space, including a 17th floor sky lounge, with outdoor dining kitchen and co-working space. The building will also include a dedicated gym and workout space operated by hero, a digital wellness platform set up by the former UK managing director of WeWork, which focuses on mental, physical and social wellbeing.

In addition to being Moda’s first development in the city, The Lexington will also be BCEGI’s first major residential construction in Liverpool. Located in 27 countries spanning five continents, BCEGI is a Chinese state-owned enterprise. Having entered the UK in 2013, BCEGI is an equity and construction partner on Manchester’s £1 billion Airport City and the preferred contractor on Middlewood Locks, the £1 billion mixed-use development in Salford, which will provide 2,215 homes alongside 900,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and a new hotel.

The Lexington is due to open in 2021. For further information, visit

To see a 3600 view of The Lexington, please see Facebook

To see Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson taking part in the virtual groundbreaking, please see YouTube

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