Construction at Torsion’s Westminster Works BTR progressing

Torsion Construction is progressing with groundworks at the Westminster Works Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham.

Construction is progressing at Torsion Group’s Westminster Works Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham | BTR News
Construction is progressing at Torsion Group’s Westminster Works Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham. Image credit: Torsion Construction/Torsion Group.

Construction at Torsion Group’s £50m GDV Westminster Works Build to Rent scheme is progressing through the company’s delivery arm – Torsion Construction.

The team have now completed underpinning and piling. The tight, constrained site required careful coordination of works – including deliveries – to avoid disruption to people living and working nearby. 

With these elements complete, Torsion can now progress with capping beam works, pile cropping, pile caps, and ground beams over the next few weeks.

Groundworks progress at Westminster Works | BTR News
Groundworks progress at Westminster Works. Image credit: Torsion Construction/Torsion Group.

Whilst onsite, Torsion Construction is helping Friends of Bradford Street to pick litter. They are also working with Birmingham City Council to support their Employment and Skills Service, designed to introduce new and lasting skills in the region. 

To keep hoarding clear from graffiti, the company is looking to provide a designated space for local graffiti artists.

Designed by architects Glancy Nicholls, the Westminster Works scheme will deliver 220 new homes in a mix of one and two bedroom Build to Rent apartments that incorporate high levels of sustainability, with the use of MVHR and solar photovoltaic (PV). Amenities will include a gym, concierge service and 24/7 security. 

Construction continues at Westminster Works | BTR News
Construction continues at Westminster Works. Image credit: Torsion Construction/Torsion Group.

Funded by AM Alpha, Westminster Works is situated on Alcester Street in Digbeth, east Birmingham. Future residents will benefit from being close to the city centre and New Street station.

The Westminster Works scheme went into administration over two years ago and works stopped. Developer and contractor Torsion Group secured the project in December 2023 and began construction.