Trafford Housing Trust paid more than £7m to the Crown Estate for the 30 acres close to Delamere Forest where it is building its Station Road scheme.
Work started in August at the scheme, which will see 166 houses built out under THT’s Laurus Homes brand, working with Lane End Development Construction and L&Q Developments. PRP Architects has designed the project.
Berit Rose of Savills’ development team in Manchester, said: “The site represented a fantastic opportunity to develop a parcel of brownfield land on a highly desirable semi-rural setting next to the prestigious Delamere Golf Course and Delamere Forest.
“Unsurprisingly, we received an incredible amount of interest and the site gained huge traction amongst many of the key players in the housebuilding industry.”
Paul Westhead, head of new business at Trafford Housing Trust, added: “The Delamere development demonstrates that by working alongside L&Q Developments, we aim to accelerate the rate of new housebuilding across the region by delivering a wide mix of new homes, including a high proportion of affordable housing.
“This, combined with our profit for purpose approach and our commitment to creating sustainable communities where people want to live also gives us a very competitive edge, especially when dealing with local authorities and landowners who are looking for something more than just a top-line profit from a plot.”
The first sales from the site are expected in 2018.