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Torus hopes to bring 210 affordable homes to Liverpool's Stanley Dock area

Torus reveals Stanley Dock scheme

Affordable homes provider and developer Torus has unveiled plans to regenerate two acres of former industrial land close to Liverpool’s Stanley Dock in a 210-home, £30m project.

The site, on Lightbody Street off Great Howard Street, is adjacent to the start of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Working with local partners, Torus said it will redevelop the site with 10 three-bedroom townhouses and 200 apartments, including one, two and three-bedroom flats, all available through Rent to Buy.

Alongside residential development, Torus will also bring forward 7,747 sq ft of commercial space, split between new units on the ground floor of the proposed apartment building and the site’s disused railway arches, which are to be refurbished for retail or business purposes. In addition, a landscaped pedestrian link will be incorporated into the development alongside the north edge of the listed Stanley Flight Canal Locks.

Chris Bowen, managing director of Torus Developments, said: “The Stanley Dock complex, alongside which the development is proposed, is integral to Liverpool’s history. The development will make a massive contribution to the ongoing regeneration of Stanley Dock, and the wider Ten Streets area.”

Torus is also advancing a 131-home housing project in Huyton, which is recommended for approval at a special meeting of Knowsley Council’s planning committee this week.

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Nail it down before the Bixteth imbeciles decide it’s a threat to local wildlife and not green enough.

By Michael McDonut

What a wonderful city. It really is.

By Liverpool romance

It,s Liverpool locks not Stanley lock,s. Ex working boatman l&l canal

By Alan. Holden

I hope the people who get housed there appreciate what they have got.

By Anonymous

This looks a great scheme for Liverpool’s North Shore and the WHO at Stanley Dock. Pleased there’s a commercial element including under the railway arches. This will be a great spot and it’s good to see affordable homes coming to the North Docks.

By Red Squirrel

How much is affordable homes. What price?

By Darren born bred.

This looks like a fantastic scheme. Great to see some balconies – they make a world of difference to the street scene and perception of safety.

By snoutsinthetrough

Looks a real quality scheme …will really boost the regeneration of the north docks …..the benefit of a local company with a commitment to the city region

By George

Affordable is classified as 20% below private market value.

By Paul Unger

One of best schemes currently in Liverpool

By William

One of the best quality schemes in Liverpool for a while

By William

A big thumbs-up for that. Looks good.

By Sceptical

To be really clear….Rents come in at least 3 levels, 1. Council/Social. 2. Affordable (depends on yr pocket!) 3. Private Landlord…..after lockdown/Virus/rising Global temperatures, I hope space, real (not Juliet!) balconies, as much surrounding green as possible, and full access for wheeling/walking by the Canal for all.

By Cathy Wilson