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Plans well underway on new housing scheme in Kirkby


The construction of 100 one and two bedroom state-of-the-art extra care apartments, 16 independent living units as well as 38 affordable homes for rent and 16 homes for rent to buy in Kirkby, are at an advanced stage.

The Maples is a new development on Westhead Avenue which will offer a range of high quality housing, alongside supported living, in the borough.

The £20 million development, managed by Torus, is transforming the disused brownfield site with the first homes ready to move into early 2020.

Extra care offers all of the benefits of independent living in a modern, self-contained apartment. A specialist on-site support team is available 24 hours a day who can be accessed via phone, in person or with a personal alarm.

The Maples will also have a range of communal facilities including, hair and beauty salon, lounges, gardens and courtyard space.

Councillor Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:

“I look forward to seeing this latest extra care development take shape, providing more choice for our residents who need support and reassurance to live independently.”

Councillor Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, added:

“The Maples will offer greater choice to local residents in terms of homes that will meet their needs in terms of care and support, as well as affordable housing too.”

Chris Bowen, Managing Director for Torus Developments, commented:

“We’re delighted with how the construction is continuing in Knowsley and this flagship development will provide an excellent opportunity for those who need it most to access suitable housing.”

Richard Harrison, Managing Director of the Lane End Group, said:

“We’re extremely proud to be working with Torus Developments on this exciting scheme on Westhead Avenue.


“We’re also proud about the manner and professionalism we’re delivering the project and the progress we are making out on site.


“Lane End is committed to a partnership approach and we’re looking forward to continuing this with Torus Developments on several sites in the future.”

If you’d like to register an interest in The Maples, please call Torus on 0800 678 1894 or if you’re interested in one of the rent to buy homes, please email sales@liverpoolmh.co.uk