Metropolis has been to a few groundbreaking ceremonies where it felt like the guests’ minds were elsewhere, but developer Moda has taken things a step further with the first-ever virtual reality ceremony at Liverpool Waters.

Lexington groundbreaking

Before physically breaking ground on the site of the building at Princes Dock, set to form part of Peel Land and Property’s £5bn Liverpool Waters regeneration project, guests got to visualise the future of the 34-storey skyscraper.

Moda representatives were joined by the team from BCEGI, marking the debut Liverpool scheme for the Chinese state-owned enterprise, Peel, Cllr James Noakes, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson and the Chinese Consul General, Xiyuan Zheng, to see the virtual sky before breaking the literal ground.

Join the tour scaling The Lexington step-by-step, flying through amenities and taking in rooftop views of Liverpool Waters and the city skyline below:

The Lexington is due to open in 2021 - Metropolis wonders if Jamiroquai will be on the playlist for tenants as virtual reality will be what they are living in.