Engineers contracted for retirement home near heritage site

Dudleys Consulting Engineers has secured a contract to provide structural and civil engineering support for a new retirement living development in Shipley for Torsion Care.

The scheme will provide 56 retirement living apartments near the UNESCO world heritage site at Saltaire. Torsion will develop the scheme under its Burghley Retirement Living Brand.

The contract follows the successful completion of a 3-storey, 66 bed care home facility for Torsion on the same site on Salts Mill Road, next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Dudleys has delivered engineering services to assist Torsion in securing consents to develop the former industrial site.  These included advice on modelling, drainage, a new highway entrance and investigations to the old canal culvert.

Torsion Care, established in 2019, is a privately owned independent company focused on developing, care & retirement living apartments.

Dudleys is also retained by Torsion to advise on new care home and retirement living developments in Brighouse, Sleaford, Lincoln and York.

Paul Brownlow, Director at Dudleys, said, “We are delighted to secure a further contract with Torsion Care, developing our role as a valued advisor for its active site acquisition plans. We are well versed in working with challenging brownfield sites that need varying remediation from historic use or local environmental impact and admire Torsions commitment to rejuvenate difficult plots for community benefit.”

Torsion Care has delivery pipeline of over 2500 care bedrooms and 720 retirement apartments over the next five years.  Its growth strategy focusses on acquiring defunct sites suitable for care homes or retirement living schemes for the benefit of local communities.

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