HMS delivers first of 131 Merseyside homes

Builder HMS delivers first phase of 131 affordable homes for its owner Torus in a multi-million pound Liverpool city region development. Tony McDonough reports

From left, Chris Bowen and Anna James, Torus, and John Barrow, HMS at Ferrersfield in Huyton


Building firm HMS has delivered 19 new homes for affordable housing provider Torus at a site in Huyton.

These represent the first phase of a project that will eventually see the construction of 131 new affordable homes. HMS, which is owned by Torus, is building the homes on the site of a former school. The development is called Ferrersfield.

HMS construction director, John Barrow, said: “This was a big undertaking for HMS when we started on site in 2021.

“It was the biggest new build project we had ever mobilised, but seeing the homes we have worked hard to build completed and people receiving the keys to their new homes is fantastic.

“This is now the seventh new build site we have – or nearly in this case – handed over to Torus and with five others live and due for completion within the next year to 18 months.

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“It’s incredible to see just how many communities we are helping Torus build and create. I know that Ferrersfield will provide hundreds of people with a great place to live.

“Taking a lead on regenerating a disused piece of land is something that the whole team is proud of.”


Ferrersfield in Huyton, a Torus housing development


Group head of developments at Torus Developments, Anna James, added: “It’s impressive to see just how far HMS has come – both in developing Ferrersfield and with their new build activities.

“Over the years, HMS has proven to be a resilient and reliable contracting partner. The next 18 months will be one of HMS’ strongest in terms of handovers and completions. I am looking forward to continuing to mark these kinds of milestones with the team.”

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