We're thrilled to announce that we have been appointed as the development partner for an historic Fire and Police Station in Allerton, South Liverpool.
This latest appointment partnering with growth and regeneration organisation Torus, will transform the site which was immortalised by The Beatles in the song Penny Lane.
We have significant experience working on complex heritage projects and won a Northern Housing Award for the restoration of Ogden’s Tobacco Factory and Office buildings, including the distinctive clock tower in Everton.
With works starting on site this month, we're committed to respecting and preserving the urban fabric of the site, and will create 2 semi-detached houses and 5 townhouses in the former Fire Station and a 40 unit independent living scheme for over 55s in the disused Police Station.
This complex restoration project will see us use our expertise to build affordable housing options which meet the needs of Allerton's local community.
Our highly skilled team will start on site this month and will work to complete the 47-home scheme by Summer 2021.
Construction Director, John Barrow, said: “Allerton Fire and Police Station is a historic site which was once the centre of Allerton’s community, providing steady employment, security and safety, which is what we want it to once again represent.
“We will respect the building’s heritage, original features and design to create places people can thrive. We relish the uniqueness and complexity of the development and know it will have its challenges, but it’s exciting to get the chance to restore this building to its former glory and contribute to its story.”
Chris Bowen, Managing Director of Torus Developments, continued: “This project requires specialist skills and HMS were appointed due to their ability to sensitively and efficiently deal with more multifaceted sites.
“This ambitious development will see the current site completely refurbished and rebuilt to meet the needs of our communities by providing affordable homes and a unique place to call home for years to come.”