Anwyl secures contract for £25m Merseyside housing project

Contract to build 84 homes for shared ownership and rent, as well as a 102 apartment extra care facility, is Anwyl’s biggest to date. Tony McDonough reports

Anwyl, Torus
Image of £25m affordable housing project in Rock Ferry by social housing group Torus


Development and construction firm Anwyl Partnerships has secured its largest construction contract to date – and £25m affordable housing project in Wirral.

Liverpool-based social housing group Torus is redeveloping the site of the former Rock Ferry High School to create 84 homes for shared ownership and rent, as well as a 102 apartment extra care facility.

Anwyl, based in North Wales, will begin initial construction work on site in the coming months and is set for completion spring 2022. The 20-acre site will also see the redevelopment of the existing Grade II-listed former school building, Ravenswood House.

Tom Anwyl, managing director of Anwyl Partnerships, said: “This is a fantastic contract to be awarded and marks our largest value project to date. Being appointed to deliver this scheme provides a true reflection of our sector expertise, it also demonstrates our scale, capabilities and resources.

“We’re incredibly pleased to have secured this contract and look forward to working with Torus, on what will be our second construction partnership. We will also be working with our trusted  supply chain, whilst  engaging with the wider community as construction gathers momentum.”

The development will regenerate a brownfield site, and support wider regeneration plans in the area, to provide much needed affordable homes. Christopher Bowen, managing director of Torus Developments, added: “Torus has years of experience revitalising areas and working in conjunction with local people and  partners to affect positive change for residents and wider communities.

“This project will be transformative for Rock Ferry and Wirral and showcases our commitment to ambitious developments that offer high quality, affordable housing options exactly where they’re needed.”

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