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Torus Awarded Planning Permission for Affordable Allerton Housing Scheme

Leading growth and regeneration group, Torus, has gained approval from Liverpool City Council for their plans to redevelop the historic Allerton Fire and Police Station on Mather Road, Liverpool. The iconic building which was immortalised in The Beatles’ classic track Penny Lane, is the latest addition to the group’s growing portfolio of heritage sites.

Working with one of the North West’s fastest growing contractors, HMS, the group will regenerate the site – which closed its doors in 2015 – and build 7 homes available via Shared Ownership including 2 3-bedroom semi-detached houses and 2 3-bedroom and 3 4-bedroom townhouses in the former Fire Station.

Alongside this, as part of the £8 million development, an independent living scheme for over 55s will be created in the defunct Police Station, seeing 40 apartments created for Affordable Rent.

Designed by Halsall Lloyd Partnership Architects, the project will involve sensitive restoration to preserve original features providing contemporary homes in what will be a truly iconic place to live.

Chris Bowen, Managing Director of Torus Developments, said: “As a group with regeneration at its core, we’re working to transform disused local landmarks and repurpose them to meet the current and future needs of our communities and I’m delighted that planning permission has been granted.

“This project will be managed sensitively from design to completion and will offer people access to great homes for many years to come.”

John Barrow, Construction Director at HMS, continued: “Restoring Allerton Fire and Police Station will undoubtedly be as challenging as it will be rewarding.

“As a contractor, we have years of experience working on technically complex projects and this latest development will build on learnings gained through our time undertaking similar high profile refurbishment projects such as our award winning Ogden’s Factory refurbishment completed in 2018.”