Balancing social heart with commercial head, the Torus Group, has an enviable track record in providing affordable homes, improving lives and creating opportunities.
Established in 2015, Torus combines the strength, skills, local knowledge and strategic intent of two well established housing associations, Helena Partnerships and Golden Gates Housing Trust.
With a local focus and national perspective, Torus is committed to delivering urban and social regeneration, accelerating regional growth and contributing towards a sustainable economy.
Since 2006 Helena Partnerships has successfully delivered on an ambitious development programme, firmly cementing a position as one of the largest developers of affordable housing in the North West. By successfully blending a range of private sector, commercial and social housing expertise, Helena delivers the right homes in the right location, fulfilling both local and regional market needs.
As part of Torus, backed by a significant asset strength, we are committed to developing 1,500 much needed affordable homes over the next five years.
Our Corporate Plan – A Place for Everyone – outlines our pledge to build 1,400 affordable homes by 2018 and we’re well on our way to achieving our goal. Since 2007 we have built, or begun to build, over 600 new homes, providing a much-needed supply of affordable housing at a time when many similar providers have slowed down or stopped their new build programmes.
Our Regeneration and Development Team has the skills and expertise to handle every aspect of every project from new build, community outreach and planning, construction management, private sector renewal, acquisitions and agency services.
We are experienced in delivering multi-tenure developments that support the full spectrum of affordable housing needs including homes for rent, shared ownership, shared equity and more specialist housing with extra care schemes. Regardless of the size or scale, every project is delivered with an unwavering commitment to dynamic partnerships, creative vision and positive impact.
Our affordable buying solutions
The Helena Living sales team is responsible for taking our developments to market. Managing the entire sales process, including show home openings, advertising and marketing, they specialise in making the dream of homeownership a reality.
Experience, combined with unrivalled market knowledge and understanding, has enabled us to develop an innovative range of flexible home ownership schemes, which we can tailor to individual needs, helping to lower deposits and keep monthly repayments down.