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The homes will be available for social rent. Credit: via consultation documents

Great Places kicks off Grey Mare Lane estate overhaul

The housing association is progressing plans for a 69-apartment project on a site previously occupied by The Manchester bar.

Great Places Housing Group has launched a public consultation for plans to build an apartment block on the corner of Grey Mare Lane and Ashton New Road. View the plans, the first new-build scheme proposed as part of the area’s regeneration, here – 

The pub that formerly occupied the site was demolished in 2020. Now, architect Bowker Sadler has crafted plans for a six-storey scheme to be built in its stead.

The apartments, a mix of one- and two-bedroom properties, would be available for social rent.

Helen Spencer, executive director of growth at Great Places, said:

“We’re delighted to launch our public consultation and engage the local community on our plans which will provide a landmark gateway development as part of wider Grey Mare Lane Masterplan area.

“The proposed development will provide high-quality, affordable housing in the area and we look forward to hearing the views of the local community and working with our partners to make this vision a reality.”

Great Places’ project forms part of a wider plan to regenerate the 50-year-old East Manchester estate, which Manchester City Council is currently consulting on.

Around 1,000 new and retrofitted homes are planned in total.

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How about giving us some shops as well

By Anonymous

Yes, as the other commentor said, what the area needs more than anything is retail. There is NOTHING you can just walk to in Beswick to get a coffee or a sandwich for all the people that live in that area. And no, the total dumps that are ‘Beswick News n Booze’ or ‘Fish n Fire’ don’t count.

By Anonymous

No shops will want to operate on this area

By Anonymous

Yes. Community life (younger single ok with Just Eat food delivery and the internet) but a living human community needs more than building a block of apartments. However, private property investment projects are not about building living communities are they?

By Anonymous

Council planners have the same private project mindset. Build a council estate of houses. All problems solved.

By Anonymous

How about a Waitrose or Manchester’s first Whole Foods?

By Anonymous

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