It鈥檚 been shrink-wrapped in plastic and defied Storm Doris ?now work on this landmark tower overlooking the Mersey in Dingle is still on track to be completed by the end of the year.

Work on the tower at Herculaneum Quay was first started on 2007. But the development stalled in the recession and the steel frame sat abandoned for years.

Now Primesite Developments has taken on the project and restarted building work on its 16 floors and 119 apartments.

Herculaneum Quay and tower under construction, Dingle, Liverpool. Photo by Colin Lane

It won planning permission last year for a revised version of the tower which architect Gareth Abbott said now included a 鈥渟piral of terraces鈥?

The building鈥檚 steel frame has been shrinkwrapped to protect it from the elements so work can go on behind.

The glasswork will start to appear later in the year.

The proposed development at Herculaneum Quay, Liverpool. A view from the riverfront

Bobbie Johnson of Primesite said: 鈥淒espite the best efforts of Storm Doris and other inclement weather, the 鈥楻hino Wrap鈥?protection system has allowed all internal works to continue.

鈥淎s we enter the second quarter of the year, this period will see the installation of the architectural glazing and cladding.

The proposed development at Herculaneum Quay, Liverpool. As it would look with the nearby Chinese restaurant in the foreground

鈥淭his will really bring the building to life and the summer sunshine will illuminate the stunning design.

鈥淲e will then look forward to the completion of the project before the end of the year.?/p>