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HMS is aiming to finish building all 131 homes by the end of this year. Credit: via Torus

HMS starts 131-home handover in Huyton

The main contractor has delivered the first phase of the £23m Ferrersfield scheme to affordable housing provider Torus.

Situated on a plot between Knowsley Lane and Astley Road in Huyton, Ferrersfield is the largest new-build project HMS has undertaken.

The project, when complete, will comprise 131 homes designed by Bowker Sadler Architecture. The houses will be a mixture of two-, three-, and four-bedroom residences and available on a rent-to-buy tenure.

Work started on the scheme in 2021. The first 19 homes have now been delivered, with the remaining set to complete later this year.

HMS is delivering the scheme on behalf of Torus Developments. Both HMS and Torus Developments are part of the same organisation: Torus Group.

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

He added later: “I know that Ferrersfield will provide hundreds of people with a great place to live and taking a lead on regenerating a disused piece of land is something that the whole team is proud of.”

Torus Developments’ group head of developments Anna James praised HMS’s work.

“Over the years, HMS has proven to be a resilient and reliable contracting partner and as 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,” she said.

Planning permission for Ferrersfield was granted in August 2020. In addition to Bowker Sadler Architecture, the project team includes PB Sustainability, EnviroSolution, Shape Engineering, The Alan Johnston Partnership, SRL Technical Services, Hinchliffe Heritage, AJP Structural Engineers, and Resource & Environmental Consultants.

You can see the original application by searching 20/00099/FUL on Knowsley Council’s planning portal.

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