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HMS completes Latchford’s crowning glory, Kingsway House

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HMS completes Latchford’s crowning glory, Kingsway House

Posted: 12 March 2024

Completing its largest refurbishment project to date, award-winning contractor, HMS is thrilled to be marking a new future for Kingsway House with Torus, Warrington Mayor Councillor Steve Wright and MP, Andy Carter; once again opening Kingsway’s doors to residents, old and new.

Regenerating and transforming the 1960’s tower block for housing Group, Torus, HMS has taken a lead on completely refurbishing Kingsway House and the £6.4 million project has seen the team fully refurbish 51 apartments and build an additional 2, add balconies to each apartment and install a number of measures to improve the buildings energy efficiency such as External Wall Insulation (EWI), new windows, a communal Air Source Heat Pump, upgraded roof insulation and enhanced safety features, developed in partnership with Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Part funded by the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF), Kingsway House has been refurbished solely with the future in mind and helping tenants reduce their energy usage. The improvements made to Kingsway House by HMS have not only modernised how the building looks, but how it functions, and it is hoped that the new Kingsway House will go onto give future residents safe, warm and high-quality homes for a further 50 plus years.

Discussing HMS’ latest handover, Managing Director, Paul Worthington, said: “Kingsway House is the largest refurbishment project HMS has ever undertaken and I'm so proud of what it represents to the team but also the local community – a collective step to becoming more sustainable, both in how HMS builds and how residents live.

“I’m thrilled to see Kingsway complete and to welcome residents to their new homes. This is a project the entire team is incredibly proud of as it has completely reinvigorated a Torus community and shown how dedicated HMS is to working with key partners and using innovative materials. Currently, as an organisation, we are at the beginning of our journey towards becoming as green as possible in how we approach projects, but I know that Kingsway House is a fantastic start and an exemplary blueprint for us to build on.”

Continuing, Torus Chief Executive, Steve Coffey, said: “Warrington is an incredibly important area of focus for Torus and one we are wholeheartedly committed to investing in, as proven by the refurbishment of Kingsway House.

We are delighted that we can continue to build on our great partnership with HMS and I am extremely proud of the project team for completing such an impressive refurbishment of this local landmark. Their dedication to community, sustainability, and affordable housing has set a precedent for excellence.”

Warrington Borough Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for housing, Cllr Janet Henshaw, said: "It’s fantastic to see Torus investing in the future of the community through the regeneration of Kingsway House. This project is not only providing residents with modern, comfortable homes, but is lowering their bills through improved energy efficiency, which is great news.

“I’m delighted this project is now completed. It’s another great example of the valuable work Torus is doing to support our aims of providing high-quality, affordable, sustainable housing options in every part of our borough."


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