Torsion Group is a privately owned independent company offering a solutions-focused approach to developing, constructing, and operating large accommodation-based schemes. This covers residential, student accommodation, and care & retirement living apartments.

How it all began

64 weeks

Athena Studios, Selly Oak

CEO Dan Spencer forms a team to take on the challenge of delivering Torsion Group’s first Student Accommodation Scheme. Athena Studios, a 259 bed student accommodation scheme involved redeveloping land at the former ambulance station in Selly Oak into a futuristic student accommodation scheme close to the city’s main university campus.


Exceptional People.

We invest in attracting and developing exceptional people to create a solutions focused, vibrant, productive and flexible workforce. We carefully select our teams to ensure our client focused culture is maintained and we are proud to say we employ some of the best people in the industry. We empower them to take ownership, pride and passion and this generates a culture of success.


From the beginning, Torsion has developed a focussed and progressive business. Our relentless drive to find better solutions enables us to deliver the best schemes safely and efficiently whilst challenging the traditional aspects of construction. We design to budget for our clients, and this allows us to demonstrate a clear competitive edge and innovative approach in the way we deliver projects.



CEO and Founder of Torsion Group and its group companies, Dan has a proven track record in complex real estate development and investment transactions, working directly with investment partners to deliver significant real estate projects in the UK.


In 2015, Dan formed Torsion Group, a business specialising in student accommodation, care & retirement living, and residential.

In 2018 Dan was recognised for his achievements and was short-listed in the 42 under forty-two business leaders awards in the Yorkshire region, and in November 2019, Dan was featured in the national & regional publication ‘Insider Media’ as Yorkshire’s Entrepreneur of the Month.


(under £50m) Construction Enquirer Awards 2016

(under £50m) Construction Enquirer Awards 2018

Fast Track ‘Ones to Watch’ 2018

Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2020

Fastest Growing Large and Overall Business 2019

CorporateLiveWire – Prestige Awards 2021/22

Best Places to Work 2023 – Medium Company

Large Business of the Year 2023

Developer of the Year 2023