Constructing Excellence

As part of its 2022/23 Development activity. HMS is completely regenerating the former Fire and Police Station in Allerton, Liverpool. The project creates 47 affordable homes at the newly christened, Station Mews in one of Liverpool’s oldest suburbs.

Bought by Torus in 2019, after lying vacant since 2015, following the relocation of the Fire and Police services from the site, HMS was appointed in 2021 to transform the iconic local landmark and welcome a new era for the buildings. A fantastic example of how more traditional build methods can supplement and support newer, more innovative build techniques, Station Mews is also the first site that HMS has used offsite construction techniques.

Exploring and utilising MMC at Station Mews adds an innovative edge to the build and has enabled the team to monitor quality, improve the thermal performance of apartments and utilise more sustainable materials and techniques in the project.

Alongside the build elements of the project, Station Mews will also bolster access to affordable housing options in Allerton – which is uncommon in the much sought-after area – and all homes will be available via Shared Ownership or Affordable Rent.

Three Winning Facts:
  1. Complete refurbishment of an iconic local landmark – one made famous by The Beatles in ‘Penny Lane’ – all while respecting its heritage and original features.
  2. Use of MMC and innovative build techniques which made the scheme more sustainable and greener, creating cost savings for future residents on their energy bills.
  3. As a committed social investor, HMS used the redevelopment of Allerton Fire and Police Station as a conduit to invest in local supply chains and create employment and training opportunities for local people. As such, a portion of the £5.1 million value of the project has stayed in Liverpool and actively contributed to the local economy.