£3.7 million development provides 30 new “affordable” apartments


A £3.7 million development providing 30 new apartments has been officially opened in central Warrington.

Marsh Court is a development by Warrington-based housing group Torus on the site of the former Chevvies Sports Bar in Manchester Road.

The apartments – all of which are available via affordable rent – are within walking distance of local amenities, public transport, restaurants,
entertainment venues, and close to Warrington town centre.
Featuring several materials and build techniques to improve the energy efficiency of the building, Marsh Court meets all Future Homes Standards and has been designed in a way specifically aimed at reducing tenants’ energy usage and create a home that is cheaper to run. Situated on a main road, consideration was given to noise reduction in Marsh Court’s design and additional acoustic layers have been added to the building to actively minimise noise.

Chris Bowen, managing director at Torus Developments, said: “I’m incredibly proud of this scheme as not only has it completely reinvigorated the site, but it has also created something that Warrington genuinely needs – more new, affordable homes. Our intention is to continue building schemes such as Marsh Court and provide even more modern, efficient
homes and help inspire a sense of community for even more people in Warrington.”
Jan Calland, Torus housing services director, said: “We are delighted to have developed these much-needed new homes in Warrington, where we are committed to investing to meet local housing needs.
“This development provides excellent quality homes at an affordable rent and in a fantastic location, well served by local amenities. Providing quality places to live and support for those who need it is central to our approach to developing thriving communities where people are proud to live and can be their best.”
Warrington Borough Council leader, Cllr Hans Mundry, said: “I’m delighted that work has been completed on Marsh Court. It will provide a real boost for people looking for a high-quality, affordable home in the heart of our town.
“This fantastic development is the latest success story for Torus in Warrington town centre and supports our ongoing work to deliver the right types of homes, meeting local demand, in all of our communities.”

The plans first submitted in 2021 had been opposed by local residents who claimed the development would resemble a prison!



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  1. I love it when I see Affordable rents, what do they call affordable £1000 a month? or is it more like £2000 the cost of rent has gone beyond normal people’s ability to pay this type of cost, we need houses and flats that people can afford to live in and with the surcharge and also the other costs involved they are well beyond what normal people can afford

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