Pozzoni designed Peaks and Plains Housing Trust's Crossings in Macclesfield. Credit: via Petal & Co.

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.

Interior of one of the Crossings apartments. Credit: via Petal & Co.

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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Fantastic scheme for Macclesfield in a key location sympathetic to the history of the site, built by a “Local” firm who know how to deliver quality.
A great scheme for all involved

By BetterBuilt

Great addition to Macc and done in a sensitive way. Shame the roof guardrails stick out like a sore thumb. Just build the cornice a bit taller?

By Anonymous

Why only 23 parking spaces for 67 flats, where are all the other tenants going to park,

By Macc Lad

As it’s in the town centre near the station I imagine some of the tenants won’t have cars at all which is to be welcomed.

By Wirry

Yet again over priced accommodation that those on low incomes cannot afford. The foyer looks like stepping into student accommodation, the building is smack bang in the middle of two very busy roads, wouldn’t like to have my windows open in summer with all that traffic. Not enough parking as per usual, just like Churchill way flats, I thought new builds had to have enough car spaces for at least one per individual accommodation?

By A Thorpe

Must say 23 parking spaces i would say thats just going to cause problems plus there is just going to be cars parked all over the place good luck on the people that has moved in . At least where i live we have plenty of parking but peaks and plains are just thinking about getting more flats means more money .

By Plenty of parking lol

” I thought new builds had to have enough car spaces for at least one per individual accommodation” – that is not always the case. Local policy often allows for lower provision in town centres.

By Mapman

Places with lots of parking are generally boring places that nobody wants to visit anyway

By Anonymous

Where were our Planning Dept when this carbunkle was allowed to replace our 250 year old iconic Park Green silk mills. It looks like an Eastern European creation. It’s ugly, doesn’t refect any of our ancient silk industry history nor the architectural appeal of the old building or the township of Macclesfield. It’s another non descript shoe box. Even its name seems to have been ‘created’ to have no local relevance. It’s a disgrace

By Taylor

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