Hallbrook Gardens 1
The project follows a £10m scheme in Leigh. Credit: Torus

Torus bags consent for £26m Wigan scheme

Neil Tague

Housing and regeneration group Torus has secured planning permission for the 155-home Hallbrook Gardens development in Standish.

The brownfield development will see the homes delivered on a former industrial site on the Bradley Hall Trading Estate and will build on Torus’s £10m investment in the borough at the 78-dwelling scheme on Plank Lane in Leigh.

Hallbrook Gardens’ 155 homes will all be available via shared ownership, Rent to Buy or affordable rent.

Paddock Johnson is the scheme’s architect. Work is due to start in the New Year.

Chris Bowen, managing director of Torus Developments, said: “Following the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on communities across the North West, our commitment to regenerate areas has gone far beyond our traditional heartlands of Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington so we can help more areas recover through providing quality, affordable homes.

“Working in partnership with local partners, we have been able to redevelop brownfield land in Wigan, which was previously inaccessible, and this latest scheme will see us deliver more than 150 affordable homes in the area in the coming years – an achievement which will see Hallbrook Gardens offer local people more affordable opportunities for homeownership.”

Simon Halliwell, director at Paddock Johnson, added: “We are passionate about creating design-conscious homes, that have a positive impact on people and the environment and look forward to working with Torus and the development team as the project progresses.”

Other Torus projects in the region include the redevelopment of Liverpool FC’s former Melwood training ground, while part of the business is working on a 400-home development with Mulbury in Leighton, Crewe.

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Yet another big project by Torus …..they appear to be growing quickly

By George