Construction complete on £11m Macclesfield flats
Peaks & Plains Housing Trust has finished work on 67 mixed-tenure apartments on the site of a derelict Georgian mill near Sunderland Street.
Gatley-based Rowlinson Construction was charged with delivering the project for the trust. Construction began in November 2019, after the old mill was demolished. Works completed last week, with the official handover to be finalised in a matter of days.
Known as Crossings, the apartment blocks were designed by Pozzoni. They include a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom flats which are available through rent-to-buy, shared ownership and private rent. The buildings also have a garden room and communal foyer.
Rooftop solar panels provide electricity for the communal areas of the building.
Residents also have access to 23 parking spaces, including one electric vehicle charger that can charge two cars.
Crossings was delivered in partnership with Homes England through Peaks & Plains Housing Trust’s development arm, Chalk.
“As developers, we need to think differently about the homes we build to meet the needs of today’s market,” said Mark Howden, chief executive of Peaks & Plains Housing Trust.
“The rising cost of living is making it harder for many people to save towards a large deposit,” he continued. “Rent-to-buy and shared ownership are two initiatives that offer flexibility and choice.”
“Through Chalk residents will have a professional landlord that’s properly regulated and is working to help more people move on to the property ladder. We want to show people what’s possible and achievable in this space to challenge current perceptions and create beautiful, affordable homes that serve the community.”
Of the 67 apartments, only 12 are available to purchase through shared ownership with the remaining 55 units already let or reserved. The residential agent for Crossings is Redwing.
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