Great Places seals land deal in Higher Blackley

The housing association aims to complete the construction of 25 affordable homes on Victoria Avenue by next summer after purchasing the site from Manchester City Council.

The deal completed this month, enabling Great Places Housing Group to press on with the £4.5m scheme it is delivering in partnership with the city council and housing developer Mulbury.

The site in Higher Blackley has been derelict for the past three years and the developers intend to create a development of two-and three-bedroom affordable homes. The units have been designed to meet designated Manchester Space Standards, which aim to ensure the delivery of high-quality residential development across the city.

Construction is already underway and PWA Planning advised Mulbury and Great Places on the planning application.

Helen Spencer, director of development at Great Places, said: “Work is progressing well following the successful completion of the acquisition from Manchester City Council.

“We worked closely with the council and Mulbury to acquire the site, and this is a great example of positive partnership collaboration to transform a derelict former brownfield site into much-needed affordable housing in this neighbourhood.”

Great Places has 24,000 homes in more than 30 local authority areas across the North West and Yorkshire.

Great Places Higher Blackney Site Plan

Site plan of the Victoria Avenue development

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