Torus starts work on £28m homes scheme

Affordable housing group Torus starts work on £28m Liverpool city region project to build 168 new homes. Tony McDonough reports

Torus has started building 168 homes at Lancots Lane in St Helens


Affordable housing provider Torus has started building 168 homes for Shared Ownership and affordable rent in a £28m project in Liverpool city region.

Torus has been building new homes in St Helens for the past five year and its Lancots Lane scheme is the biggest one so far. It will see 96 Shared Ownership homes and 73 for affordable rent.

They will comprise a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses as well as a number of bungalows. Torus is promising high levels of energy efficiency on the brownfield development.

Senior development manager at Torus Developments, Colin Lafferty, said: “St Helens is an incredibly important area of focus for Torus and one we are wholeheartedly committed to investing in.

“Lancots Lane is the first of a number of large scale schemes we will be mobilising in St Helens and to be in a position to bring forward 168 new homes is something we’re really proud of.

“Lancots Lane also marks the beginning of a new partnership with Holmpatrick Developments and Stanley Land and Homes.

“It’s fantastic to be working with even more providers and expanding not only our housing portfolio but the diversity of organisations we are collaborating with.”


Lancots Lane is a brownfild site  in St Helens


Kate Collins, a senior manager at Homes England, added: “As the Government’s housing and regeneration agency, increasing the supply of quality affordable homes remains one of our key objectives.

READ MORE: Torus acquires portion of £200m property scheme

READ MORE: Torus Developments  reports best-ever revenues of £77.3m

“We are committed to supporting ambitious housebuilders of all sizes to build those homes and communities.

“As a Homes England strategic partner, Torus has committed to delivering new affordable homes via the Affordable Homes Programme 2021-26. It is fantastic to see work underway at Lancots Lane.”

You might also like More from author

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Username field is empty.