Elan Homes has acquired a 4.5 acre parcel of land in Stockport from Arley Homes North West for an undisclosed sum to build 65 homes.
The site in Cherry Tree Lane, Great Moor has planning permission in place and work is now underway. Redundant hospital buildings have been demolished and infrastructure works are due to start shortly with construction of the new homes due to begin early in the New Year.
Richard Dean, land acquisition director for Elan Homes in the North, said: "Cherry Tree Hospital opened in the late 19th Century but by the mid-1990s the majority of the site had closed. The site has now been cleared of those redundant buildings and we're working towards bringing the land back into good use by providing 65 new homes, including 16 affordable properties.
"Building work will be starting imminently, with the first properties due to be released for sale in the summer, but we won't be resting on our laurels. We're constantly searching for new sites in desirable locations where people really want to live and are keen to hear from anyone with land available for development."
Along with the new homes, which will range from one to five-bedroom properties, Elan will be providing an area of public open space at Cherry Gardens and making a contribution towards traffic regulations.
Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, added: "We're looking forward to launching Cherry Gardens and helping to breathe new life into the former hospital site. We are already starting to build a database of would-be homeowners and would invite anyone looking for a new home in the Stockport area to get in touch so that they can be kept informed about our progress."