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A LEGACY BEYOND FOOTBALL

A COMMUNITY-LED LEGACY FROM TORUS

We are redeveloping Liverpool Football Club's Melwood Training Facility, with planning in place for affordable new homes.

Melwood has been at the heart of West Derby for decades. A place where footballing legends were born and from where Liverpool has dominated the world.

Our vision will celebrate the heritage of Melwood but look firmly to the future, opening the door to a legacy that the entire community can benefit from.

We want to work closely with the local community to shape our vision and bring it to life.

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About Torus

Torus is a leading housebuilder and landlord with deep roots in Liverpool and West Derby. We specialise in delivering the right homes in the right places to support economic growth and regeneration.

With a focus on collaboration and place-making, we build homes that enhance local communities and leave positive, long-lasting legacies.

100% of the profits generated from our developments is invested back into our charitable arm, Torus Foundation, to provide services that improve wellbeing, skills and quality of life.


EXAMPLES OF OUR DEVELOPMENTS

Ogden's Place
  • Ogden's Place, Everton
  • 169 homes
The Maples
  • The Maples, Kirkby
  • 170 homes
Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame, Everton
  • 76 homes
The Approach
  • The Approach, Kensington
  • 145 homes

Community Consultation: The Second Half

We have now officially blown the whistle on the second half of Community Consultation and want to hear your thoughts.

In the videos below, we introduce you to two potential designs for the site and a new housing-led future and a legacy beyond football for Melwood.

A New Look for Melwood

Outdoors and the Environment

Flooding and Drainage

Have your say

Complete our online survey

Send your thoughts to consultations@torus.co.uk

Book a telephone consultation session with We Make Places . You can do this by:

  • Texting 'APPOINTMENT' to 07984359582*
  • Calling 0300 122 7718* - remember to tell us your name and contact number

Consultation closes on Monday 26th April at 12pm.

* Calls charged at local rate

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Consultation Resources

In this section, you will find all resources shared throughout the consultation, but if you need any of the below in an alternative format such as Braille or large text, please contact consultations@torus.co.uk


Consultation Presentation

Consultation Video Transcripts Video 1 Video 2 Video 3

Consultation Leaflet

Community Consultation to Date

Although we have postponed all physical face-to-face community consultation sessions due to COVID-19 restrictions around public gatherings, our website has been open since March 2020, encouraging people to submit thoughts on the future of the Melwood site.

So far, you have highlighted four primary themes relating to the planned development of the site.

On the basis of the comments we have received from you, we wanted to share our initial response to each point raised:

Traffic

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Flood risk

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Local services

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Facilities

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Rest assured, all your comments will influence planning and design, so that whatever the future of Melwood, you will have guided its development.

Finally, there is still time for you to have your say and our online portal is open 24/7 for you to contribute your ideas. We’d love to hear from you, so don’t miss your opportunity to contribute the Melwood’s next chapter!

WHAT YOU’VE TOLD US SO FAR

Since July, we have been encouraging the residents and communities of West Derby to take part in our Community Consultation and share their thoughts on the principles that will underpin the development of Melwood. 

We posted leaflets to homes on the following streets and left them in local public spaces such as shops, pubs and businesses, inviting residents to book a one-to-one consultation session: 

Consultation Delivery Addresses

Community Consultation sessions were hosted by We Make Places, an independent, local consultation specialist who facilitated conversations with the people of West Derby and generated the below report, compiling all responses. From those conversations, you told us the below was important to you:

Preservation of Melwood Building

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Homes for
Older People

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Affordable
Homes

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Environment and Sustainability

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As part of the Community Consultation process, We Make Places compiled a report detailing all feedback provided. You can view and download a copy of this report below:

Melwood Resident Initial Consultation Report

As part of the consultation process, we were asked multiple questions by members of the community. Please click the button below to see our response to all questions. If you require any further clarification on any points raised, please contact consultations@torus.co.uk

Consultation Question Responses

THE FUTURE OF MELWOOD: DESIGN CONCEPTS

We are a responsible developer and as such, are working to ensure Melwood impacts your community positively for many years to come, which is why the following key principles will underpin the development:

  • A community-led legacy; retain, as much as possible, the existing Melwood building and facilities
  • Homes for everyone; build homes for older people, families and young professionals so Melwood becomes a multi-generational community
  • Building homes and communities of the future; we develop with the future in mind and will build homes sustainably, responsibly and intelligently
  • Conservation of greenspace; greenspace is important to promoting and protecting our health and wellbeing, so will be a central focus of the redevelopment

Please note, anything presented at this moment is purely conceptual. Nothing has been decided and nothing will be until we hear from YOU

Torus & Melwood: A Timeline

MEMORIES OF MELWOOD

We understand what Melwood means to West Derby and we want to make sure that its heritage is never forgotten. We’re working closely with We Make Places, a Liverpool based Community Interest Company, to capture memories of Melwood as part of a living heritage project. 

If you have memories of Melwood you’d like to share we’d love to hear them.

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Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts and their Memories of Melwood. We’ve had 37 responses so far and will be incorporating your views into our plans.

A lot of feedback we have received so far has focused on preserving the site’s legacy and your Memories of Melwood. Please be assured all your views and suggestions will be incorporated into our plans moving forward.

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