WORK is now underway on a Torus housing development which will see 40 new homes built in Parr.

The Somerset Street site will see 28 two-bedroom houses, 10 three-bedroom houses and two, two-bedroom bungalows built by Torus.

With all homes available via Affordable Rent and Rent to Buy, Torus are working to galvanise both economic and social change at Somerset Street and across the wider St Helens region.

Through investing in the creation of several apprenticeship opportunities and community-led support via the Torus Foundation, Somerset Street is the latest scheme that will benefit the local community as well as just the people who will move into the new homes.

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Director of development and technical, Steve Alcock, said: “As a Group, Torus is far more than just a developer, it works with communities to deliver schemes that benefit all and create true grassroots change.

“Modern, affordable, high-quality homes are, literally and metaphorically, the building blocks of a fairer, more equitable society and we’re thrilled to be delivering not only this scheme, but seven others across the Borough as part of our Area Action Plan that will deliver myriad of opportunities to the people of Fingerpost and Parr.”

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HMS Construction Director, John Barrow, added: “This is the ninth scheme we have built in St Helens for Torus, and it is one that I feel will create the most positive change for the local area.

“We’re thrilled to have been appointed to this project and know that the team’s expertise will see a modern, efficient scheme built that will give Somerset Street a new lease of life.”