Didsbury Point Southway p.Alun Hayes

Buttress Architects designed Southway's development. Credit: via UK Networks

Bridgestone starts £20m Didsbury affordable scheme

Southway Housing Trust’s 78-home development off Princess Parkway also features a 13,000 sq ft medical centre.

Bridgestone Construction has started work to deliver the £20m Two Didsbury Point, which will provide 46 shared ownership homes and another 30 for social rent. Completion is expected in 2026.

The one and two-bedroom homes will be delivered across two connected eight- and five-storey blocks. The development also features an outdoor communal terrace.

The medical centre, to be located on the ground floor, will be delivered in partnership with Citybranch Healthcare.

Karen Mitchell, chief executive at Southway Housing, said: “Two Didsbury Point is an important project for us as it demonstrates our commitment to providing homes that people can afford, in the places where they are needed.

“Didsbury is one of the highest value areas in the city and we are delighted to be able to provide affordable homes in this neighbourhood.”

Jonathan Turner, assistant director of development at Southway Housing said delivering discounted homes in Didsbury is a challenge.

“In a highly desirable place like this, which is so close to amenities and schools, it’s simply hard to achieve a project that is 100% affordable.

“But, by working with our partners, we’ve been able to deliver on this brownfield site with not only new homes, but a modern healthcare facility.”

Southway has secured grants totalling more than £6m for the scheme, including funding from the GMCA’s Brownfield Housing Fund.

Buttress Architects is leading on design and Euan Kellie Property Solutions advised on planning. The project team also includes Civic Engineers, Clancy, GIA and Plincke. 

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What a lovely looking scheme. Southway & Buttress will be rightly proud of this.

By Phil Griffin

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