Handover of mower and scarifier at Harpers Rd, Warrington

Warrington community initiative makes the cut


Having recently completed and handed over Harpers Green extra care development in Warrington to housing group Torus, Anwyl Partnerships has now helped finalise a fantastic community initiative by donating a specialist lawn mower and scarifier as part of the final project, to be used on the newly installed bowling green.

Comprising 97 one and two-bedroom apartments set across four-storeys, the 10,000-square-metre site includes a landscaped feature courtyard and a host of internal and external communal facilities, including a bistro, hair salon, and now, a large outdoor bowling green.

Community will sit at the heart of the scheme and many of the facilities, including the bowling green, will be open for use by the public, creating a central community hub in the heart of the town — and a much welcome outdoor space to enjoy following months of being under COVID-19 restrictions.

“This has been a fantastic development for us to be involved in, and under an £11.3m contract, marks the largest extra care scheme built by us to date. The entire design is exceptionally community-centric and the public spaces, including the bowling green, form an important part of this wider vision and ethos.

“The project is now fully handed over and we’re really pleased to be able to help create a new bowling green and donate a mower as part of our legacy. The whole team is incredibly proud of Harpers Green, which has created a new type of living accommodation for older people in the town.”

Tom Anwyl, Managing Director of Anwyl Partnerships, explained.

The scheme was built on behalf of North West housing group, Torus, and sits on the site of the former Bayleaf restaurant in Padgate.

“It’s been great to see Harpers Green come to life with residents moving into their lovely new homes. Reinstating the bowling green is an added bonus for the scheme, Longbarn Bowling club and the wider community, and I’m looking forward to seeing it flourish.”

Joanne Lyon, Scheme Manager at Harpers Green, said.

“Longbarn Bowling Club really appreciate Anwyl Partnerships generous donation of both the mower and the scarifier. This will help prepare and maintain the new bowling green, not only for the bowling club, but also for those living at the Harpers Green development and the local community.”

Paul, from Longbarn Bowling Club, commented.