WORK has started on a new “affordable” housing development on the site of a former school in Wirral, Merseyside.
Housing group Torus is developing the homes in partnership with contractor Cruden Group on the former site of Lyndale School, on Lyndale Avenue.
Over £5 million is being invested into the project, which will see 28 mixed-tenure properties erected on site including social rent and shared ownership.
Torus says this is just one of the projects it is developing in the borough; other project’s in the organisation’s portfolio include schemes in Heswal, Pensby, Bromborough and New Ferry, with a planning application also submitted for a £30 million scheme in Rock Ferry.
All together, these developments will see over £50 million invested into building homes across Wirral, and add over 300 mixed-tenure properties to the borough to provide – Torus claims – “real affordable housing options for local people”.
“Lyndale has been at the heart of Eastham’s community for years and we are working to honour that legacy by creating high-quality, affordable homes for people in the area,” said Chris Bowen, managing director of Torus Developments.
“As a group, we have committed to building 5,300 new homes in the North West over the next five years and this project is another step on our journey to providing modern homes which will serve the people who live and work in Eastham, and the Wirral, for many years to come.”
Main Image: CGI of the Lyndale Avenue scheme. Courtesy of John McCall Architects.