£11.3m Harpers Road Extra Care project meets watertight deadline


A large-scale extra care development in Warrington, currently being built by Anwyl Construction for North West housing group, Torus, has met the critical water tight stage.

Harpers Green Retirement Living on Harpers Road, Warrington, sits on the site of the former Bayleaf restaurant site and was the first of Anwyl Construction’s projects located in the North West to be secured.

Comprising 97-one and two bedroom apartments, the project will be the largest extra care scheme delivered by Anwyl to date. Set across four-storey’s, the 10,000 square metre site also includes a central feature courtyard and a host of internal and external communal facilities including a bistro, hair salon and a community bowling green.

Bill Lacey, Director of Development and Sales at Torus, said:

Working in conjunction with our partners, Anwyl Construction, we are very excited at the prospect of our extra care scheme at Harpers Road coming to completion. This is a flagship scheme for Torus, located in one of our ‘heartland areas’, Warrington. This scheme will have state of the art facilities that will provide a special place for people to live in and will prove to be a welcome addition to Torus’ offer for elderly people in Warrington.

The project marks the first scheme procured under the JV North Framework and is the 8th extra care scheme that Anwyl Construction has carried out .

Tom Anwyl, Managing Director of Anwyl Construction commented:

We have amassed a huge scope of knowledge and experience in the niche extra care sector, and are applying this understanding at the Harpers Green development. This is a fantastic project that will provide an alternative housing and lifestyle choice to older people as they continue to mature. This project is the perfect example of what the extra care model represents and how it is able to bridge that much needed gap between independent living and the option for care as needs change over time.

He added:

Construction work at the site is progressing as expected and we’re at a really exciting stage where the superstructure is in place and ready for internal fit out to begin.

The Harpers Green scheme is due for completion in May 2020.