Southway Housing Trust 2 April 2019

Bardsley wins £8m Burnage extra care scheme

Bardsley Construction will begin work next week on a 56-bed project in Burnage Lane for Southway Housing Trust, with completion set for October 2020.

Secured via the Homes England DPP Framework, the extra care facility comprises the design and construction of 56 self-contained one and two-bed apartments over three and four storeys.

The 50,000 sq ft scheme will provide a communal lounge for residents, a bistro for residents and visitors, a laundry, office space for Southway management, private balconies, large gardens and parking for residents and visitors.

The design team on the project consists of Pozzoni Architects, civil and structural engineer Clancy Consulting and mechanical and electrical engineer S I Sealy, with Markhams retained as employer’s agent and quantity surveyor.

Adrian Rooney, housing and development director at Tameside-based Bardsley, said: “This prestigious project builds on our expertise in the provision of such specialist facilities and will regenerate a former brownfield site on Burnage Lane which has remained vacant for several years.”

Southway Housing Trust is a not-for-profit local housing company based in Didsbury, south Manchester. It owns and manages almost 6,000 homes across Burnage, Chorlton, Didsbury and Withington while also providing services for tenants, residents, the environment and wider community of south Manchester and beyond.

Karen Mitchell, chief executive at Southway Housing, said: “The scheme was born from a great need and demand for extra care facilities in the area and while providing a community and environment for older residents, will also free up other much needed homes for young families.”

Bardsley’s sector experience includes the Fern House extra care and dementia unit and day centre for The Abbeyfield Society at Bingley, Bradford.

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Dull design looks like something from the 1980s.

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