Hopwood Meadows Bellway p. Philosophy

Bellway Homes' development is the second-phase of the South Heywood Masterplan. Credit: via Philosophy

Construction starts on 156-homes in South Heywood

Bellway Homes has commenced work on its residential development, Hopwood Meadows, in Rochdale.

The 12-acre site is currently open fields, located south of Hareshill Road and east of Manchester Road in South Heywood. Vehicular access will be provided off Manchester Road.

Hopwood Meadows will provide 156 homes, comprising a mix of semi-detached and detached homes. Homes will range from three- to five-bedrooms, 904 sq ft to 1,635 sq ft in size.

The project is part of Russell Homes’ wider 316-acre South Heywood Masterplan which will deliver 1,000 homes and 1.5m sq ft of workspace

The masterplan was given outline planning permission in March 2020, alongside full consent for a 2.2km link road from Junction 19 of the M62 to the logistics parks off Pilsworth Road.

Bellway’s Hopwood Meadows’ plans, submitted by Avison Young, show that the homes will range from one- to 2.5-storeys in height. 

APD Architects designed the development. 

Eddisons is consulting on transport, Lees Roxburgh is consulting on drainage, and PM Landscape is Landscape Architect.

Grace Yarlett, sales director at Bellway, said: “It is great to be part of the South Heywood Masterplan and we are proud to contribute and provide high quality new build homes in this new community in Rochdale. 

“The plans for Hopwood Meadow are superb and we are confident the design and specification of our Artisan homes will attract buyers. With the first few sales already secured, we continue to look forward to welcoming potential purchasers to site to learn more about Bellway.” 

Hopwood Meadows is the second phase of plans to build a total of 217 properties across two sites at the South Heywood regeneration site, with Russell Homes’ The Oaks at Hopwood to the north.

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Houses to be built on open fields….why?

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