Duke Street affordable homes development completed

The latest housing development in Birkenhead has been completed at Duke Street, Birkenhead by developer Torus, working with Wirral Council’s Strategic Housing Investment team.

This development marks the latest investment in the area by the company, with £1.5 million ringfenced to complete its latest scheme at Duke Street.

The thirteen new homes built in Birkenhead on the former site of Wirral Council’s Riverside Day Centre will all available via Affordable Rent. The Duke Street development will bring much-needed affordable housing options to the area.

Contributing to Wirral Council’s goal of increasing access to homes that are genuinely affordable and provide sustainable, long-term homes to people in the local community, Duke Street marks the latest completion of several exciting housing projects that Torus is currently developing in Wirral.

Discussing the completion of Duke Street, Managing Director of Torus Development, Chris Bowen, said, “The need for affordable housing isn’t fading. In fact, with rising inflation rates and the cost of living increasing, providing communities with homes that are affordable is a necessity for all developers and local authorities.

“I’m delighted to see Riverside completed and to mark the beginning of a longstanding partnership with Wirral Council, who, like Torus, are committed to meeting the needs of people living in Birkenhead through providing high quality, affordable homes, that give everyone access to safe and sustainable housing options, now and into the future.”

Lisa Newman, Wirral Council’s Head of Housing Services, said, “This is a great example of Wirral Council working with housing providers like Torus in bringing unused brownfield land into use for much needed affordable housing. The development aligns with the Council’s Birkenhead town centre plans and is creating sustainable neighbourhoods for the future.”

Image: (L-R): Laura Austin, Housing Strategy, Standards & Renewal at Wirral Borough Council, Martyn Atherton, Development Project Manager at Torus Developments, Edward Kingsley, Principal Strategic Housing & Investment Officer at Wirral Borough Council, Ian Wignall, Development Surveyor at Torus Developments and Andrew Horrobin, Site Manager at HMS

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