Builder begins on Manchester homes

MCI Developments has started on site at two affordable housing schemes in Manchester, which on completion will total 82 new homes to the east and south of the city.

In Openshaw, housing association One Manchester has appointed MCI to build 40 two- and three-bedroom homes on two stalled development sites on Lees Street and Columbine Street. There will 24 available for market rent and 10 available for shared ownership. A further six properties will be available for sale through MCI.

In Levenshulme, Great Places Housing Group has partnered with Manchester City Council on a £4.8m project.

Poet’s Place is made up of 42 houses and is due to be completed in September 2017. The mixed-tenure scheme on Peter Moss Way will include 22 homes for affordable rent and 14 homes for shared ownership sale through Plumlife, the commercial arm of Great Places. MCI Developments is also offering six properties for outright sale.

The site, which previously housed industrial units, was designed and built by MCI Developments and has been partly funded by a contribution of £802,000 from the Homes & Communities Agency.

Priority for shared ownership homes will be given to people who currently live or work locally or have family connections to the Manchester area, as well as people currently living in social housing or on the housing register.

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