Silk Street Site MCC Galliford Try

Galliford Try picked for council housing

Manchester City Council has selected Galliford Try Partnerships to deliver 75 council homes in the north of the city.

Galliford Try Partnerships will work with modular construction specialist Ilke Homes to build three and four bedroom houses on a cleared site in Newton Heath.

Three canalside blocks of apartments will also be built using modern methods of construction on the council-owned Silk Street site.

Cllr Suzanne Richards, executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “The Silk Street project will create up to 75 much needed high quality new council homes for Manchester residents.

“We have been clear from the outset that we want to demonstrate the benefits that modular and modern methods of construction can bring to both the quality and speed of delivery of these affordable new homes. Selecting Galliford Try Partnerships and ilke Homes as our delivery partner is another important step forward.”

The delivery of the Silk Street project is being followed by architect George Clarke for a Channel 4 series celebrating 100 years of council housing

Start of construction of the first houses is scheduled for autumn 2019 with the first homes expected to be complete and occupied in 2020.

Manchester-based Sixtwo Architects has designed the masterplan.

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