Modernisation plans for Warrington high-rise

September 2nd 2020

Leading growth and regeneration group, Torus, is looking to give the nine-storey high Kingsway House, in Latchford Warrington a £4.3million makeover.

The plans which have been submitted to Warrington Borough Council’s planning department for approval include improvements to both the external appearance of the building as well as converting current storage areas into two additional residential apartments, asbestos removal, improved insulation and improvements to the entrance area.

The plans also include increasing the number of parking spaces to 46, by removal of the unused garages.

Dan Bradley, Torus Group Assets Director said;

“Kingsway House is an iconic part of south Warrington which Torus are proposing to keep and invest in. We want to create a modern tower block that is fit for the 21st century that continues to provide social and affordable accommodation for many years to come.

We are at a very early stage with this project and have submitted a planning application for the proposed refurbishment works which provides an insight into the extent of the external works we are proposing but I can confirm that we are also proposing to fully refurbish all internal areas too.”

The next stages of this project are to share the more detailed proposals with the existing residents and seek their views on the proposed works and listen to their ideas for how they want their environment to look in future.”

Once approved, the refurbishment works are set to start in late 2020 and are likely to take between 12- 18 months to complete.